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Dr. Collier Parent Presentation

Parent Presentation – Predictors of Future Success: Executive Functions (Skills for Living) 
This presentation explains how substances and other risky behavior, such as technology overuse, depression and anxiety, affect healthy neurodevelopment and how these effects impair adolescent and future adult functioning as well as implications for prevention and treatment. Parents will learn how to prevent high-risk behavior and foster healthy executive functioning skills for optimal adult success.

Speaker –
Dr. Crystal Collier is a therapist, researcher, and educator. She created a comprehensive prevention model to teach the neurodevelopmental effects of risky behavior to children, teens, and parents which was selected for the 2015 Prevention and Education Commendation from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and was given the Torch Bearer of the Year Award by the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals in 2018.