The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents

April 3, 2023 - 5:00 PM


Lisa Damour
Thwing Center Ballroom 
11111 Euclid Avenue

Image of smiling white women with light brown hair, wearing a black sweater sitting on a gray couch

In her talk, Lisa Damour will discuss her latest book, The emotional lives of teenagers, Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents, in which she addresses the fact that adolescent mental health isn't about feeling good, calm, or relaxed, but about having the right feelings at the right times, and knowing how to manage those feelings effectively: offers guidance on how to help teens open up, and how to keep teens from being overwhelmed by their emotions or feeling at the mercy of their moods; and provides concrete strategies for supporting teens as their manage their feelings at home, with their peers, online, and at school.    

Following her talk, Lisa will be in conversation with Habeebah R. Grimes, chief executive officer of Positive Education Program (pep).

Copies of her book will be on sale during the event, and a signing will follow. Her book will be released on February 21, 2023, and is available now for pre-ordering on Amazon

Registration requested.  Register HERE.

This event is co-sponsored by the Schubert Center for Child Studies and is part of the 2023 Cleveland Humanities Festival: Wellness.

About the Speakers:

Lisa Damour is an Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, and an author of numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development, including her recent New York Times best sellers, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times and CBS News.

Habeebah Grimes is a renowned speaker, leader, and expert in mental health and trauma-informed care. She is the CEO of the Positive Education Program (PEP) in Northeast Ohio, where she supports children facing adversity and mental health challenges. Habeebah has spoken at numerous events, including being a keynote speaker at the Ohio Department of Education's Trauma Informed Care Conference, a panelist at The City Club of Cleveland, and an invited presenter at conferences hosted by College Now Greater Cleveland, UC Davis, UT Austin, and more. 

Click HERE to visit Lisa Damour's website.

Click HERE to visit Habeebah R. Grimes' website.