After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
Know about the important brain development activities that occur during adolescence
Become aware of how brain development in teens impacts behavior
Employ developmentally appropriate and compassionate responses to adolescent behavior
Learn how to support and engage adolescents in ways that are appropriate for their developmental level
Describe and discuss with other students the key developmental brain activities that occur during adolescence in the online discussion forum and describe at least three major changes that occur during adolescent brain development.
Identify behaviors that characterize teen behavior as relates to mood, risk-taking, and decision making and describe these to class participants in the online discussion forum.
Develop skills in communicating effectively with adolescents and identify three key strategies that result in positive interactions. Students will share examples of effective strategies with other class participants in the online discussion forum.