A parent’s guide to what to look for and when to worry featuring Danielle Dick, Ph.D.
In association with the Children’s Mental Health Symposium
Virtually presented by Virginia Treatment Center for Children
Parents will learn about:
Normative development and brain changes that take place during adolescence
New challenges facing today’s adolescents
How to recognize warning signs that signal a child is at-risk
Behavioral health (i.e. mental health and addiction) resources available to parents
Format: 30 minute presentation followed by an interactive Q&A.
Meet Danielle Dick, Ph.D
Danielle M. Dick, Ph.D. is the distinguished Commonwealth Professor of Psychology and Human & Molecular Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she directs a research institute on behavioral and emotional health in young people. Dr. Dick has received grant funding totaling in excess of 25 million dollars from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. She has over 300 peer-reviewed publications, and has won numerous national and international awards for her work. Dr. Dick’s research focuses on understanding how genetic risk unfolds across development and in conjunction with the environment, and using that information to develop more tailored and effective prevention, intervention, and parenting strategies. Dr. Dick has given a TED talk, keynote addresses at national and international scientific conferences, appeared on NPR, Good Morning America, and the Today Show, and routinely speaks to physicians, community groups, and families about issues surrounding child behavior, addiction, and mental health. She is the author of a forthcoming book from Penguin Random House (Spring 2021) about parenting strategies tailored to children’s individual temperaments.
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