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Parent Workshop-Supporting Youth Facing Challenge

  • Inner Path 200 Commercial St Nevada City (map)

The roots of maladaptive behavior and the foundations of resilience

This is a talk and mini-workshop is for parents, mentors, therapists, teachers, and anyone who cares for a young person who is facing challenge

Themes include:

  • Fostering resilience

  • Understanding the roots of harmful behaviors such as substance abuse/addiction, self-harm, and suicidal ideation

  • How our responses send messages that can drive youth deeper into maladaptive behaviors

  • Purpose and meaning as the foundation of resilience

  • The neurobiology of the adolescent brain and the drive for experience and risk

  • Shame as a barrier to change 

  • Setting boundaries that are appropriate to the needs of the situation