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The special presentation – 'Managing the teen years: Understanding an adolescent brain’, scheduled for Thursday 12 October at Cooloola Christian College has unfortunately been postponed until further notice.

We thank you for your interest and apologise for any inconvenience caused by this cancellation. USC are committed to bringing you quality events and opportunities in your region, so we will be sure to stay in touch with more information on future USC events.

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Cooloola Christian College is partnering with USC to bring you a special presentation on: Managing the teen years: Understanding an adolescent brain

As a parent, you may find yourself asking: why is my teenager so moody? Why doesn’t he/she just communicate with me? How can I fix this problem before it’s too late? These questions are all too familiar amongst many parents of adolescents, so if you find yourself asking them, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Join USC researcher, Dr. Rachael Sharman, expert in adolescent behaviour and development who will help you understand the way an adolescent brain works and why our moody teens are the way they are. Rachael will provide you with the tools to manage your child through their teen years so you can live in a harmonious household once again.

Date: Thursday 12 October

Time: 4pm – 5pm

Where: Cooloola Christian College

Cost: FREE

Bring your children along to this is exclusive presentation for the Cooloola Christian College community. Limited places available so don’t miss out.

For further information, please contact 

Dr Rachael Sharman

Rachael Sharman is a senior lecturer and researcher in the field of psychology, especially child/adolescent development. Rachael's research is focused on the optimal and healthy development of the paediatric brain, and has covered the psychological and cognitive impacts of: rare genetic disorders (phenylketonuria; PKU);  dietary intake; physical activity/sports involvement; obesity; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; depression; concussion; acquired brain injury; and childhood trauma.

Rachael frequently represents USC via public speaking engagements at national and international conferences, as well as in local schools and community groups. Rachael is regularly seen in local and national media, including newspapers, magazines (e.g. Time), internet (ABC, The Drum, The Conversation), radio, and television (e.g., ABC and commercial news, SBS Insight and The Project).

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