If you have an adolescent in your family, are a volunteer in your community who works with young people or are an educator, you may be interested in the second annual conference on adolescence being held on the campus of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh.

Those middle years are the wonder years…you just wonder if you are going to survive them. And that may be the time we all need the most parenting assistance. If that applies  to you be sure to mark your calendar and attend this conference. I am sure you will walk away with insights that will help you during those crazy times when you wish you could have a permanent “time out” for your kids.

The Mount Saint Mary College Center for Adolescent Research and Development (CARD) is  holding its annual full-day conference “Adolescence in the 21st Century: Fostering Agency, Purpose, and Engagement” on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the college. The event is being held from 9am until 3pm.

The keynote speaker will be William Damon, PhD, from the Stanford Center on Adolescence. He is the Director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence and Professor of Education. Damon writes on moral development through the lifespan. Recently he has begun a study on the development of purpose during adolescence.

There will be four presentations introduced during the day plus panel discussions. The fee is $35 which includes lunch and breaks.

You may register online