Understanding the Adolescent Brain – What’s All This Anxiety about & Why Won’t they Talk to Me?
Posted on 04/03/2023

OSS’s School Council, in partnership with our elementary family of schools, is extremely excited to welcome Dr. Jean Clinton to the stage on Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00pm. She will draw on her years of experience and research about the teen brain to share some tips. She will share insights about anxiety in our young people. She is also keen to guide us into improved communication with our teens (and pre-teens).

"I have attended two of her speaking engagements in the past – she is impactful, practical & very entertaining to listen to. I guarantee you to be able to better understand how to live with & work with your young person. It will be time well spent. Please read her brief bio below. I would also strongly encourage you to take 30 seconds right now to watch the promo clip she sent us about this upcoming event" - Peter Bowman

If you would like to attend, we kindly ask that you simply RSVP using this link:  RSVP Here!


Jean M Clinton BMus MD FRCP(C)
Clinical Professor McMaster University
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

Dr. Jean Clinton is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, division of Child Psychiatry, Ontario Canada.. Dr. Clinton was appointed as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education 2014 - 2018.

Dr. Clinton is a trainer in Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model in Education (NME). She works intensively with Michael Fullan and his New Pedagogies for Deep Learning team. She is also a member on the MindUP Scientific Advisory Board, as well as a MindUp for Families advisor. Dr. Clinton was a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, and has been a Zero to Three Academy Fellow since 2013.

She has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programs, child welfare, and primary care for over 35years. Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role relationships, belonging and connectedness play.

Jean optimistically believes that having a system of compassionate system awareness leadership, competency based, deep learning and relationally focussed education of our children and young people is the road to a better and sustainable world. Good at learning, good at life.
Dr. Clinton has authored her first book, Love Builds Brains.