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Learning Link plans adolescent development seminar

Written September 8th, 2014 by
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September 8, 2014

Carlson

Carlson

AUBURN — Community members are invited to learn about adolescent development from local educators and experts in the field during a seminar Sept. 30 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Bridgewater Golf Club.

“Trends in Adolescent Development” will provide an in-depth look at the current state of development in adolescents, both socially and physically.

Learning Link DeKalb County will sponsor the seminar. The organization said it is designed for parents, teachers, administrators, coaches, church leaders and anyone who works with, lives with or cares about teenagers

Dr. Marcus J. Carlson will be the seminar’s featured speaker. Carlson has over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, parents and families in a variety of settings and capacities. Much of his doctoral work was focused on adolescent development and the role a community has in adolescents’ development.

Carlson will be joined by a small group from the 2014 Growing Leaders National Leadership Forum, who will address the topic of “educating digital natives.” The group members will present information they have obtained while working with and studying adolescents.

“I’m excited to have this opportunity to present some of my research to our community,” Carlson said. “I think everyone who attends will take away a great deal of valuable information. Prepare to be surprised to laugh and to learn with other adults who live with, work with or care about our teenagers.”

Anyone wishing to attend may RSVP to Sandi Deardorf at Community Foundation DeKalb County by phone at 925-0311 or by email at SDeardorf@DeKalbFoundation.org. Two Professional Growth Points will be available to attending educators. For more information, call Judy Sorg at 925-0311 or email JSorg@DeKalbLearningLink.org.