Thank you for attending!
There were many valuable topics covered during the informative presentations. As so many of you shared with us, the lineup of expert speakers did an outstanding job at this year's When Life Hands You Teenagers. Whether you learned more about teens and the technology they use, why teen breakups are so devastating, or what strategies are useful for reaching unreachable teens––we hope you came away from the conference feeling better equipped to work with young people.

Links to download presentations can be found below.

The Science of Heartbreak: Why Teen Breakups Are So Devastating 

Kelly Jameson, Ph.D., LPC
In Private Practice

Check back soon for Dr. Jameson's presentation.
Is There an App for That?  Youth Work in the Digital Age

Erin Walsh, M.A.
Mind Positive Parenting

Download Walsh's presentation here

Informative links provided by Walsh:

Why We Can’t Always Trust Our Kids (or Ourselves) To Resist Digital Distractions

Digital Citizenship Videos (including The Line)

Teens and Social Media - Depressing, Uplifting, or Complicated?

Texting Teenagers: Tween Girls Need Face-to-Face Time

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One Day It'll All Make Sense: Why We Must Think Differently
About Hip-Hop and Well-Being

Raphael Travis Jr., Ph.D., LCSW
Associate Professor, Texas State University School of Social Work

Check back soon for Dr. Travis' presentation.
Lessons From Lincoln High: Reaching Youth on the Edge

Karen Williams
Youth Development Consultant, Williams Group

Check back soon for Williams' presentation.
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Moments In Time

Eric Cowan
Former Dallas ISD Board President

Check back soon for Cowan's presentation.

What If It Was Okay to Say?

Andy Keller, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Download Dr. Keller's presentation here

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