Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks and How to Keep Them Safe
Join us to hear insights from acclaimed adolescent NYU psychiatrist and educator Jess Shatkin, author of Born to Be Wild—Why Teens Take Risks and How We Can Keep Them Safe. Dr. Shatkin will discuss the main themes of his upcoming book and answer questions from the audience as part of our BASIS Independent Thought Speaker Series. Slated for publication in early October, Born to Be Wild is 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. Bullying. 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 But most of the advice parents and educators hear about teens is outdated and unscientific–and simply doesn’t work.
Dr. 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.
Location: BASIS Independent Brooklyn, 556 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231