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Workshop to tackle the adolescent brain

Everyone could use a little more understanding about the brains of teenagers.

That is precisely what the Lake County Mentor Program hopes to bring to Lakeview, as they will host an Adolescent Brain Development Workshop on Friday, March 15 at The Gathering Place on 3 N. F ST.

In the free luncheon workshop, led by guest speaker Debbie Vought with Citizens for Safe Schools out of Klamath Falls, the program will be largely informational as she discusses how the adolescent brain reacts to the world around it. It will last from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“It will cover why teenagers are so moody and how to deal with that,” said Mentor Program Special Events Coordinator Bri McCoy. “It is so difficult being a teenager and this will go over the characteristics of healthy brain development for them.”

An elaborately delicate organ, the background information about how brains develop, when they will stop and tactics used to make the growth beneficial will prove greatly important to many in the area.

McCoy is hoping to target those who work with children to the luncheon workshop. Of course, it also goes hand in hand with the Mentor Program’s mission. Offering this type of training to the many adults that spend time with the children of Lake County could only help their results.

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