Leveraging the Opportunity of Adolescence to Promote Mental Health

A webinar by Andrew J. Fuligni, Ph.D.

Presented by the Alan Hu Foundation

Pleasanton, Calif. — September 28, 2022 — On October 26, 2022, Dr. Andrew J. Fuligni will offer a webinar, “Leveraging the Opportunity of Adolescence to Promote Mental Health” presented by the Alan Hu Foundation. Dr. Fuligni explains, “Adolescence is a time of remarkable opportunity. The years between age 10 to about 25 mark a period of rapid growth, development and learning as we discover and adapt to the world around us. In this presentation, I will discuss how the unique developmental opportunities and needs of this period of life can be best supported in order to promote the ability of diverse youth to thrive.”

Andrew J. Fuligni, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Department of Psychology at UCLA. His research focuses on the interaction between sociocultural experiences and biobehavioral development during adolescence. As the Co-Director of the UCLA Center for the Developing Adolescent, he works to translate and disseminate the science of adolescence to policy makers and practitioners to support efforts that promote the healthy development of diverse youth.

The free webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, from 6:30 – 7:30 PDT via Zoom. It will include 15 minutes for questions and answers following Dr. Fuligni’s presentation. Please RSVP by October 25, 2022, at: https://alanhufoundation.org/ to receive the Zoom meeting link. Participants may join beginning at 6:15 pm. The Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities at https://www.mhacc-usa.org will provide simultaneous Chinese interpretation.

The Alan Hu Foundation was created by Xiaofang Chen and Chih-Ching Hu in memory of their son, Alan. He passed away due to mental disorders in 2018 at the age of 15. Their mission is to promote mental health, raise awareness and remove stigma surrounding psychiatric disorders, and to support fundamental research for cures. 

For further information and to support the Alan Hu Foundation, please visit the website: https://alanhufoundation.org/helping