Special Offsite Event by Davis Parent University - 'Why Teens Take Risks' Lecture with Jess Shatkin

The Avid Reader is over the moon about working with the Davis Parent University to bring the town of Davis a bit closer to topics that could help us all out, and speaking on behalf of how we can always improve and teach will be author of Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them SafeJess Shatkin. He will be speaking on this work of his at the Brunelle Theatre at the Davis Senior High School on Wednesday January 9th from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

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All tickets have been reserved (tickets are free), but walk-ins will be welcome beginning at 6:50 p.m. the day of the event. Any open seats will be free to the public at that time.


More about this title:

Winner, National Parenting Product Award 2017

A groundbreaking, research-based guide that sheds new light on why young people make dangerous choices--and offers solutions that work

Texting while driving. Binge-drinking. Unprotected sex. There are plenty of reasons for parents to worry about getting a late-night call about their teen. But most of the advice parents and educators hear about teens is outdated and unscientific--and simply doesn't work.

Acclaimed adolescent psychiatrist and educator Jess Shatkin brings more than two decades' worth of research and clinical experience to the subject, along with cutting-edge findings from brain science, evolutionary psychology, game theory, and other disciplines -- plus a widely curious mind and the perspective of a concerned dad himself. 

Using science and stories, fresh analogies, clinical anecdotes, and research-based observations, Shatkin explains:

* Why "scared straight," adult logic, and draconian punishment don't work, 

* Why the teen brain is "born to be wild"--shaped by evolution to explore and take risks,

* The surprising role of brain development, hormones, peer pressure, screen time, and other key factors,

* What parents and teachers can do--in everyday interactions, teachable moments, and specially chosen activities and outings--to work with teens' need for risk, rewards and social acceptance, not against it.


“Presents new research, as well as insights as a clinician and a father….This book is a clear argument to stop putting ourselves in our children’s shoes, and to try putting ourselves in their minds, instead.” 
The Washington Post  

“With stories (personal and professional), neuroscience and cognition, psychology and clinical experience Dr. Shatkin offers an abundance of understandable, engaging and actionable information. He explains why and shows how. We can reduce risk in the adolescents we love and teach, but only if we know to how to do so and then do it. Born To Be Wild shows us the way to succeed.”
--Psychology Today


More on this author:

Nationally recognized child and adolescent psychiatrist Jess P. Shatkin, M.D., M.P.H., is one of the country's foremost voices in child and adolescent mental health. He serves as Vice Chair for Education at the Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children's Hospital of New York at NYU Langone and Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. He has been featured in top print, radio, TV, and Internet outlets, including the New York Times, Good Morning America, Parade, New York Magazine, Health Day, CBS Evening News, New York Daily News, Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. In addition, for the past eight years Dr. Shatkin has been the host of "About Our Kids," a two-hour call-in radio show broadcast live on SiriusXM's Doctor Radio. He lives in New York City with his wife and two teenage children.


You can click on either photo to be redirected to Shatkin's website.

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Richard Brunelle Performance Hall
315 W 14th St
Davis, CA 95616
Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143129790
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Published: TarcherPerigee - October 3rd, 2017