The Amazing Adolescent Brain:
Opportunities and Vulnerabilities
The adolescent brain is a work-in-progress that is undergoing extensive remodeling.
Focusing on the areas of the brain that show the most profound changes during adolescence, Dr. Chamberlain describes how these changes influence adolescents’ emotions, decision-making, and behaviors. The vulnerability of the developing adolescent brain to alcohol and other substances is examined.
Practical strategies to improve how we communicate with teens and maximize the potential of their amazing brains while minimizing stress and conflict are highlighted.
- Identify three major changes occurring in the adolescent brain that influence behavior and communication.
- List two strategies to communicate more effectively with adolescents.
- Describe the unique vulnerability of the developing adolescent brain to alcohol and other substances.
- Provide two examples of how you can use this information to interact more effectively with teens.