This fast-paced and experiential workshop will offer participants the opportunity to gain understanding and skills to successfully de-escalate conflicts with teens. We will look at the physiology of conflict, and understand how developmental norms, family relationships, mental and physical health, peer experiences, substance use, and cultural expectations can play a role in triggering teen escalation. Finally, we will learn and practice evidence-based success strategies for communicating in ways that reduce overall conflict and de-escalate explosive episodes.
Please come prepared to ask questions, challenge the presenter with the tough situations you are facing, and practice communication skills you can use to reduce conflict with the teen(s) in your life.
Advanced registration for this event is required.