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Youth Cognitive Development Workshop

The Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 1224 Upper James Street (1-888-236-2427)
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m (registration at 8:30)

The Central West TCAN Training subcommittee is pleased to present this one-day workshop.  All public health employees and community partners who have touch points with youth are invited to attend (for example anyone who works with youth in the high school grants program, YAAs, youth test hoppers). This includes (but is not limited to) Tobacco control managers, program assistants, communications staff, health promoters, youth advisors, public health nurses, and tobacco enforcement officers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the significant changes that take place during adolescence, and how these changes shed light on adolescent behaviour
  • Learn why it is important that we see all teens as a "work in progress"
  • Recognize how our interactions with teens can help to nurture healthy brain development
  • Learn concrete ways we can encourage growth in the pre-frontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for goal setting, decision-making and problem solving.

Speaker: Garfield Gini-Newman, instructor at OISE/University of Toronto and Senior Consultant with The Critical Thinking Consortium

Register Online at (click on PTCC on the left hand side menu and select the "Youth cognitive development workshop" on the right hand side menu. For assistance, call 1-800-363-7822).

The registration fee for this workshop is $25 per person.  The fee can be paid in cash the day of the workshop (receipts will be provided).

Registration Deadline: April 8, 2008