We’re very excited to announce that on Thursday, May 12, the Miller-Dwan Foundation will present international speaker and best-selling author, Dr. David Walsh. He will discuss adolescence, which has been described as a “normally abnormal stage of life.” What happens to the adolescent brain on the path from childhood into adulthood? Dr. Walsh will share the latest scientific findings in easy-to-understand terms to show why moodiness, quickness to anger, willingness to take risks, miscommunication and other familiar teenage behaviors are so common; all are linked to physical changes and growth in the adolescent brain. He’ll then discuss how parents and professionals can use this information to understand, communicate with, and stay connected to their kids.

The presentation will start at 5:30 p.m. following a 5 p.m. reception at the Holiday Inn’s Great Lakes Ballroom. Registration is required by May 9. The cost to attend is $25 and includes a light dinner. Click here to registerExternal Link or call 218-786-5829. Space is limited!

Dr. David Walsh has emerged as one of the world’s leading authorities on children, teens, parenting, family life and the impact of technology on children’s health and development. He has authored nine books, including two national best-sellers; he has contributed articles to newspapers across the country, including the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times; and he has been a consultant on numerous national television shows, including NBC’s Today Show,Good Morning AmericaDateline NBC and ABC’s 20/20. He presents workshops to parents, educators and professionals throughout the world, blending humor, warmth, scientific substance and practical advice.

1.5 contact units of continuing education will be provided by Essentia Health.

You won’t want to miss this very special guest speaker!  Register nowExternal Link