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About This Event

According to 2018 Indiana KIDS COUNT Data Book, mental disorders are characterized by serious changes in the way children typically learn, behave or handle their emotions. In Indiana, 12.9% of children take medication because of difficulties with their emotions, concentration or behavior and 13% of Indiana children received treatment or counseling from a mental health professional in the past year.

Join us for this presentation to better understand how the teen brain operates and how to support youth development whether you are an educator, youth volunteer, school administrator, social services provider, or parent.

Participants will:

  • learn about adolescent development, including physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavior;
  • connect mental health issues and trauma, and the impact on teen brain development; and
  • discover strategies that strengthen learning in various settings.

Connect: You are invited to bring your program or resource information to share.


  • Christine Rosenbaum

    Slicer Support Services Coordinator, LaPorte High School

    Christine Rosenbaum has a bachelors in English and master’s in secondary teaching. She is a certified grief counselor, a QPR suicide prevention instructor and an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) presenter. Christine is passionate about teaching LaPorte youth, has worked more than 25 years in education and is an advocate for at-risk and unmotivated youth to help them achieve success in the classroom.