Navigating the Unknowns: Supporting, Empowering, and Honoring Older Adolescents in Dealing with Loss
In this episode, Dr. Isaiah Pickens explores strategies parents can use for supporting, empowering, and honoring older teenagers in their home that are experiencing loss. Adolescents are at a unique developmental stage that can be especially challenging when their opportunities are limited, and special dreams lost due to COVID-19.
Dr. Pickens, a clinical psychologist and founder of iOpening Enterprises, a professional development and media company that helps people and organizations use psychological science to unlock their potential. He is also an Assistant Director at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.
Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Service Systems
National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital
Founder, iOpening Enterprises, a mental health and wellness education company
Assistant Director of Service Systems at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at UCLA
Resources: https://jordaninstituteforfamilies.org/ and https://friendsnrc.org/media-library/