CANCELLED: The Adolescent Brain


9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Bookings closed


Toronto Hostels Training Centre (THTC)
65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1G7
Total Cost for this Workshop:

THTC Members Pay: $80.00  |  Non-Members Pay: $90.00

This workshop will provide practical information about the Adolescent brain development – looking at normative behaviour and recognizing when there are concerns. There will be a focus on understanding the various vulnerabilities specifically looking at the impact of sleep, stress, mental health issues, drugs/ alcohol, and digital age on the developing brain.  The workshop will demonstrate ways in which to support adolescents through these turbulent times by recognizing the influence of their bio/social environment, using Mindfulness Practice, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and through effective communication skills to set limits and ensure safety.



  • You must be prompt and present for the course. Any time missed will result in certificates not being issued.
  • A certificate of attendance will be provided upon successful completion.


Learning Objectives:

  • Increase participant’s understanding of normative adolescent behavior and when the behaviours are causes for concern.
  • Increase participant’s awareness of how to approach adolescents using DBT informed skills, such as mindfulness, validation, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and setting limits.
  • Increase participant’s ability to address adolescent at risk behaviours directly and effectively eliciting the support of family members.


Target Group: Staff, Agencies working with families, children and youth

Additional Training Method: Agency Training


REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THIS PROGRAM - THTC DOES NOT MAINTAIN A WAITLIST or CANCELLATION LIST. Please refer to the training calendar for future availability.