Teenagers can seem like a mystery to their parents as they undergo rapid physical and emotional changes.
IMC doctors are bringing you a series of talks via zoom to help you understand adolescent development, how these changes effect behaviours and what families can do to support these changes.
Thursday 24th June 10:00
The Adolescent Years: Physical and emotional development, social media and cyberbullying
Wednesday 28th July 10:00
Stress and the teenage brain
Wednesday 25th August 10:00
Teenage mental health, gender identity issues and sexuality
Thursday 24th June 10:00 am
Adolescence is a unique stage of life where the body and mind is rapidly changing. Dr Shivani will talk us through the physiological changes of adolescences and how these impact behaviours.
Dr Shivani will also speak about social media and cyber bullying and why teenagers are more likely to engage in risky behaviours. She will also present strategies to help families navigate these issues.
About Dr Shivani Paliwal: Dr Shivani is a board certified paediatrician from US with over 10 years of experience, in clinics and hospitals, including Level 1 trauma centres in New York and New Jersey. In her practice she has dealt with many teenagers including those in crisis.
Wednesday 28th July 10:00 am
Why does your teenagers react so impulsively? Why are they unable to do their homework on time? Why do teenagers seem over react to parents requests?
Dr Gina will explain about teenage brain development, how the teenage brain reacts differently to stress than an adults and how this impacts adolescent behaviour. She will also explain how we can support teenagers through stressful times and nurture their development.
A deeper understanding of the teenage brain can help parents and lead to greater family harmony.
About Dr Gina Dahel: Dr Gina graduated from Birmingham Medical School in 2005. Her specialist training took place in the West Midlands Deanery where she worked at a variety of secondary and tertiary hospitals including Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Dr Dahel spent two years in Singapore during 2013-15 where she worked at IMC Paediatrics and completed a cardiology fellowship at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She completed her Paediatric training in the U.K and worked Consultant Paediatrician with expertise in Cardiology. Dr Dahel is Head of Department for IMC Children’s.
Wednesday 25th August 10:00 am
The adolescent years is a time of exploration and changing self-image. Mental health and wellbeing is paramount to enable teenagers to thrive.
Dr Jacqueline Dukino will present a talk about the mental health concerns she sees in her practice, including eating disorders.
Dr Jacqueline will also speak about gender identity issues and teenage sexuality. Including how to have conversations with your child about these issues.
About Dr Jacqueline Dukino: Dr Jacqueline Dukino graduated from The University of Sydney in 1996 and was awarded Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2002. Dr Jacqueline has most recently worked near Ipswich, Queensland where her main areas of focus were Women’s Health and long term management of Mental Health. Dr Jacqueline has a particular interest in gender identity issues and domestic family issues. Dr Jacqueline has four teenage children.