Thursday August 24th, 2017
9:00am - 11:30am
Stress in Children and Teenagers: How to Identify and Better Control it
Believing that children and teenagers are not stressed is a myth. Scientific studies conducted in the last decade demonstrate that children and teenagers most certainly do react to stress. Stress has very serious effects on the developing brain of children and teenagers. In fact, as the brain is not fully developed at birth, it continues to grow well into the late twenties. It therefore becomes necessary to understand the circumstances that lead to a stress response within this age group in order to prevent the harmful effects that stress may have on memory and learning. Dr. Lupien will present on the physical and psychological signs of acute and chronic stress that may affect children and teens, factors known to generate a stress response in children and teens, the triggers of stress depending on the age group, and various methods of intervention that have proven to reduce the stress response in humans.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
Hosted by SISP student committee, McGill University
& Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
> Sonia Lupien, Ph.D.
Sonia Lupien holds a doctorate in Neuroscience from University of Montreal and has a postdoctoral degree at the University of California at San Diego and Rockefeller University in New York. She is currently a full professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal. Dr. Lupien studies the effects of stress across the lifespan and has studied children, young adults and the elderly. She is also very involved in the transfer of scientific knowledge to the Québec public. Dr. Lupien has published a book entitled “For the Love of Stress,” which aims to help the public better understand stress as it has been studied for more than 50 years by researchers from around the world.