It has been argued that what we’re asking of teenagers and young adults right now goes against everything their brain is expecting of them.
The brain re-wires during adolescence. It works through all of its experiences, abilities and aspirations to date and decides which to take forward in life to make it unique and independent… of parents and caregivers! Typically, this development goes on until around age 24 or 25.
Deirdre McAliskey (National Children’s Bureau) and Brendan Bonner (PHA) explain why understanding teenagers’ brains can help us to support them during COVID-19.
Read the recently published PHA blog, which includes a list of links to useful related resources, HERE.
View the complete series of COVID-19 blogs from the PHA HERE.
Stay safe and stay connected!
Southern Area Locality Planning Team
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