April 8, 2021
Description: With stress, depression, and isolation in adolescents on the rise due to effects of Covid-19, the life-changing effects of wilderness programs are going to be vital. Death has become the center of media, and more young people are being stimulated to reflect on the meaning of life and their reason for being. This can be seen through attention seeking or other problematic behaviors. This presentation covers research on adolescent development, existential theory, and best practices in the setting of a wilderness program.