Navigating the Teenage Brain
January 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Have you ever wondered why your teen makes the decisions they do? This presentation will outline how brain development and stress in teens play a major role in the behaviors we see in our children as they grow and develop. Dr. Stanford will discuss how stress affects brain development and decision making in our teens and will identify the difference between typical and atypical behaviors. Parents will leave with a clear understanding of their child’s development and what they can do to foster healthy growth.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Matthew S. Stanford, PhD
Matthew S. Stanford, PhD is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute (HHCI) in Houston, TX. Dr. Stanford earned his doctoral degree in behavioral neuroscience at Baylor University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cognitive psychophysiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Professionally he has worked with a variety of mentally ill patients, including those with aggression, personality disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, stroke, substance dependence, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and traumatic brain injury.
The New York Times, USA Today, Fox, MSNBC, Yahoo!, and U.S. News & World Report have featured Dr. Stanford’s research on the interplay between psychology and issues of faith.
As director of HHCI he writes, conducts training seminars, and serves individuals living with mental illness and their families. He is the author of two books, Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness and The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope, and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped.