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4 May
One Day Conference - Kids do dumb stuff
04 May 2017 10:00 - 04 May 2017 15:30


Kids do dumb stuff - How to guide adolescent decision-making 


Date: May 04, 2017


Audience This conference is open to any member of the school community: House staff, matrons and teachers as well as health professionals, those involved in PSHE, counsellors, teaching assistants, enrichment officers, pastoral staff, school nurses and medical staff are all welcome.

Why should you attend? Teenagers today face some very different challenges and expectations to those we ourselves experienced. If you are having to offer support or manage the behaviours or understand the needs, feelings and behaviour of teenagers of both sexes, then this conference is aimed at you! The keynote speaker, Chris Thurber will consider current thinking about the adolescent/teenage brain as well as a wide range of issues and situations, from teen relationships, school and work, to a teenager's social life and behaviour.

Topics Covered

  • Current understanding as to why ‘kids do dumb stuff’
  • Risk and related behaviours
  • Resilience and wellbeing
  • How best to support teenagers and help navigate their strange world!

Speaker - Dr Christopher Thurber 

Dr Christopher Thurber is a board-certified clinical psychologist, educator, author, and father. He earned his BA from Harvard University in 1991 and a PhD in clinical psychology from UCLA in 1997. A dedicated teacher from a young age, Chris has taught elementary school French, undergraduate courses in psychology, and swimming and sailing to people between the ages of 8 and 80. Chris now has more than 30 years of experience working with camps and independent schools. He has written numerous book chapters and scholarly articles on homesickness and children’s adjustment to separation from home. An award-winning contributor to Camping Magazine, Chris has also shared his youth development expertise on the Today Show, Martha Stewart, CBS Morning News, NPR, FOX, and PBS. His research has been featured in Time, Newsweek, USNews & World Report, Smart Money, Parents, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Day, Family Circle, Men’s Health, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and many local newspapers and magazines.

Venue: Holiday Inn Regents Park, Carburton St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 5EE


Member £245              Non-member £345


London, Holiday Inn, Regents Park , London, W1W 5EE, United Kingdom