Anyone caring for girls today knows that our daughters, students, and girls next door are more anxious and more prone to depression and self-harming than ever before. As award-winning writer Donna Jackson Nakazawa deftly explains in Girls on the Brink: Helping Our Daughters Thrive in the Era of Increased Anxiety, Depression, and Social Media, new findings reveal that the crisis facing today’s girls is a biologically rooted phenomenon: the earlier onset of puberty mixes badly with the unchecked bloom of social media and cultural misogyny. When this toxic clash occurs during the critical neurodevelopmental window of adolescence, it can alter the female stress-immune response in ways that derail healthy emotional development.
Nakazawa is the author of four books that explore the intersection of neuroscience, immunology, and emotion, including The Angel and the Assassin, named one of the best books of 2020 by Wired magazine, and Childhood Disrupted, which was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Award.
Nakazawa will be in conversation with Michelle Icard (FAN ’22), the author of Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen and Middle School Makeover.
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.
AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Girls on the Brink from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Nakazawa and Icard that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://bit.ly/DJNbook
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