CAIS Halifax Lecture Series - "Better Understanding Your Teen's Brain"

Thanks to advanced brain imaging and other research, scientists now have a much deeper understanding of the teenage brain and its development.  Understanding the biology that underlies adolescent behaviours is helpful to both teenagers and their parents.  As the second lecture in this year’s CAIS Halifax Parent Lecture Series, Dr. Alexa Bagnell will provide us with an overview of adolescent brain development and will discuss the related practical implications for parenting. 

CAIS Halifax Parent Lecture Series
Better Understanding Your Teen’s Brain
Dr. Alexa Bagnell
February 19, 2019 – 7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Multi-Purpose Room, Halifax Grammar School

About Dr. Alexa Bagnell
Dr. Alexa Bagnell is the Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the IWK Health Centre. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents as well as school psychiatry. Her research interests are in early intervention and treatment for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents and facilitating help seeking and early detection of mental health difficulties with the goal of improving health outcomes in youth. Dr. Bagnell’s principal appointment is in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addictions Program at the IWK Health Centre and she is a Professor with the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University.

About the CAIS Halifax Parent Lecture Series
The three independent schools in Halifax that are accredited by the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) have teamed up to design and organize an annual parent lecture series.  The goal of the parent lecture series is to enhance parenting knowledge and skills for the benefit of our children.  A joint committee of parents from the Halifax Grammar School, Sacred Heart School and Armbrae Academy has been meeting since early summer to select parenting topics of broad interest, identify speakers and secure venues for the series. 
Stay tuned for details about the third CAIS Halifax Parent Lecture in April.