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Understanding Teen Behavior

Understanding Teen Behavior Online

Teens and their libraries face unique challenges post-pandemic. This workshop for library staff of all types addresses teens' evolving social and emotional needs. We'll explore developmental stages, effective responses to boundary-testing behaviors, and strategies to support and engage teens. We'll also share our own experiences and approaches for a positive library environment with each other as a group.

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Identify “ages and stages” teen behaviors for at least one teen developmental group.
2. Define social-emotional learning (SEL) and explain where libraries can fit in to develop SEL skills in teens.
3. Make connections with other library staff and brainstorm approaches for dealing with teens.

How will I be participating?

During this live virtual workshop, expect frequent, active participation for maximum impact!

Collaborate with peers through the use of breakout rooms and other digital tools. Microphones and cameras are essential for full participation. Please note, sessions will not be recorded.


This workshop will be held virtually via Zoom. 

A reminder email with the login link will be sent to all registrants 24 hours before the start of the program.

  • If you did not receive the reminder email, please check your spam folder as it may be filtered there.
  • If you do not find the email, please contact info@masslibsystem.org.
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Virtual Workshop
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
   Leadership & Management      Youth Services  

Registration is required. There are no seats available but a waiting list is available.

NOTE: only one attendee per registration, please. 

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