Rewiring the teenage mind

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Rewiring the teenage mind


What is your child’s smartphone doing to their brain?
Is technology linked to the rise in mental health issues?
How can we help our children to foster a healthy mind?

Join USC’s Dr Mike Nagel, one of Australia’s leading experts in brain development, who will answer these questions as he shares what the latest science has to say about the impact of technology on young people’s development and mental health issues.

Parents will take away strategies and tools to combat these potential problems, so they are better equipped to support their children through their difficult teenage years.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion with experts in this field. 

  • Associate Professor Mike Nagel, USC Senior Lecturer in Education
  • Karen McKinnon-Pane, Senior Guidance Officer, Department of Education
  • Detective Senior Sergeant Joe Zitny, Officer in Charge - Child Protection and Investigation Unit, Pine Rivers Crime Group

Limited seats available, so bookings are essential.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019

Time: 5.30 pm - 8.00 pm. Local education and support agencies will be providing displays outside the event for attendees to peruse from 5.30pm before presentations commence at 6pm.

Venue: Pine Rivers State High School, 535 Gympie Rd, Strathpine QLD

This is a FREE event for parents, staff and students from the following schools: 

  • Pine Rivers State High School
  • Bray Park State High School
  • Dakabin State High School
  • Pine Rivers Special School
  • Bray Park State School
  • Dayboro State School
  • Kallangur State School
  • Kurwongbah State School
  • Lawnton State School
  • Petrie State School
  • Strathpine State School
  • Strathpine West State School

This event will also include a brief presentation and display about Australia’s newest university campus which is being built by USC in the heart of Moreton Bay. Opening at Petrie in 2020, USC Moreton Bay will offer world-class study opportunities for residents in the region with almost 50 undergraduate degree programs in areas such as health, business, education, communication, computer science and engineering including mechatronics. An additional 16 programs will be introduced in 2021 and 2022.​

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