Parent Engagement Workshop
Supporting Stressed Teens: Coping Skills, Connections, and Community
An evening with Jodi Burrus Newman, Ph.D
Thursday, November 9
Social Time: 6:30-7p
Jodi Burrus Newman, Ph.D. teaches child and adolescent development at the University of Washington, College of Education. Her focus is creating socially just, caring communities of engaged learners. These ideas are central to both her teaching and research. Specifically, her research interests include bullying prevention and exploring ways to make classrooms more equitable spaces. She has worked in a variety of learning contexts, including middle school, elementary school, and child care settings. Her talk on Nov 9 will be about building coping skills, connections, and community to support teens in stressful times. Many parents and teachers have noticed a rise in anxiety among our young teens. The talk will build upon a report recently published by the Harvard Center for the Developing Child on supporting youth.