A Guide to the Adolescent Brain @ Washburn
Monday, April 15, 2013 6:50 AM

 Washburn High School
Parent Mental Health Committee Presents:
“A Guide to the Adolescent Brain”
Presented by: Andria Botzet, MA and Tamara Fahnhorst, M.P.H.
University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry, Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
7-8:30 pm - Washburn Choir Room
This presentation for parents of teens will:
  • Summarize adolescent brain development
  • Provide insight into understanding “typical” teen behavior
  • Detail how the adolescent brain is more susceptible to the negative effects of alcohol and drugs
  • Provide tools for parents on effective communication with teens
  • Outline factors that can protect teens from alcohol and drug use     
Andria M. Botzet, M.A., has worked in the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research at the University of Minnesota for over 15 years developing and implementing interventions for youth and adults with alcohol and drug use problems and addictions. She received her BA and MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Ms. Botzet has also published several research articles on addictions, and has been involved with multiple community organizations in roles that serve youth.

Tamara Fahnhorst, M.P.H., has worked for over 20 years in the Department Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota on numerous preventive and early intervention initiatives for children and adolescents at risk for mental health problems and drug abuse. Ms. Fahnhorst has developed and implemented interventions for youth and their parents in the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research. She has authored several journal articles and book chapters pertaining to adolescent alcohol and drug use prevention, assessment, and intervention.
For more information about the event, transportation, or childcare please contact Kate Casserly at kate.casserly@mpls.k12.mn.us, Jennie Markworth at Jennifer.markworth@minneapolismn.gov or Ryan Hoag at 612-668-3440.