Child Development Workshop at Local Tehachapi School

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiSeminar Handouts, Teenagers, Tehachapi

I recently had a great time with about 25 parents and teachers at Valley Oaks Charter School in Tehachapi presenting information on Child Development, Teenage behaviors, and Strategies for Success as we raise the next generation. Thank you to Tom Karnes, and Margo Hayes, for allowing me to help out and present at the VOCS “Winter Camp” for parents. The topics that I covered were:

  • Developmental Stages
  • Adolescent Brain Growth and Social Development
  • Tips for Parents
  • National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health Summary
  • Kaiser Permanente’s ACTS Study on Trauma and Abuse in Children
  • The Importance of Shared Values
  • The Hardwired to Connect Study
  • Media Use Among Teenagers and Children
  • The Benefits of a Digital Fast from Media

Just in case you are interested, I am placing the handouts and notes from the workshop here at the website. 34 pages in PDF format.

Douglas Cowan, Psy.D., M.S. is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Tehachapi, CA who has been a skillful counselor to children, teens, and adults helping them to overcome ADHD, find relief for depression or anxiety, and solve other problems in life since 1989. He served on the medical advisory board to the company that makes Attend and Extress from 1997 through 2011, and he is the Editor of the ADHD Information Library online resource. His ADHD Newsletter goes out to 9,500 families. He can be reached at (661) 972-5953 or via email at AT

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiChild Development Workshop at Local Tehachapi School