Thriving and Surviving Year 7 with Dr Michael Carr-Gregg
The transition from primary school to high school is when Australian students are at greatest risk of losing interest in school. Kids from 11 to 14 place high value on friendships, and one of students’ biggest concerns when they move to high school is fitting in. Poor relationships with peers, predict lower well being, lower grades and a higher risk of drop-out.
This webinar delivered by one of Australia’s best known child and adolescent psychologists, (Dr Michael Carr-Gregg) who will give participants the latest research on the practical skills, knowledge and strategies to manage the transition and build happy and resilient young people for 2022 and beyond.
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia’s highest profile child and adolescent psychologists. He wrote his PhD at the University of NSW on Adolescents with Cancer and named and founded CanTeen more than 30 years ago with a group of young cancer patients.
He headed up the Coalition Against Tobacco Advertising and Promotion in NZ, was the inaugural Director of the New Zealand Drug Foundation and worked as an Associate Professor at the Centre for Adolescent Health and Managing Director of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre.
He has held positions on the Board of CanTeen, the Australian Psychological Society, the Alannah and Madeline Foundation and is currently the Federal Government’s representative on the Board of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.
He is the Patron of Read the Play, author of 14 books resident and for the last 14 years has been the parenting expert on Channel 7’s Sunrise, as well as a social commentator on the Morning Show with Neil Mitchell on Radio 3AW.