Portimão launches the debate on the problems of adolescence

Within the scope of the “Educate for a better future” cycle

Problems of adolescence will be the focus of the online seminar “Being a teenager – challenges of parenting”, which will take place on February 27th, at 17:30 pm, and will feature specialists Margarida Gaspar de Matos and Marina Carvalho, “both clinical and health and with relevant experience in this area», according to Portimão City Council, which promotes the initiative.

In this online session, which will be promoted through the Zoom platform, «reflection on the complexity of parenting will be encouraged, especially during adolescence, characterized by being a period of great changes, which require parents to make adjustments in their parenting style of education» .

This session takes place within the scope of the “Educate for a better future” cycle, «whose objective is to promote the well-being and educational success of children and young people».

The actions, which are free to participate in, “aim to provide intervention tools to parents and guardians of children and young people from pre-school to 3rd cycle, as well as specialized technicians and teachers, through the debate of strategies, positive practices and clarification of doubts".

Registration for this webinar can be made up until the day before the session, following this link.

The cycle will continue on March 15th with a session dedicated to the theme “To better choose – the role of parents in the decision-making process”, which will be addressed by psychologist Susana Proença and social worker Filomena Paraíso, with the target audience parents and guardians of students in the 8th and 9th years of schooling.


Brief profile of the speakers:

Clinical and health psychologist Margarida Gaspar de Matos, specialized in young people and professor at the University of Lisbon, is the author of the book “Adolescentes”, a tool designed to deal with the new generation and which brings together advice for parents and teachers, “not for know how to deal with young people, but rather to take care of their own mental health and well-being.”

Coordinator of several research projects in the area of ​​Mental Health, promotion of Health and Active Lifestyles and Promotion of Social Skills, Margarida Gaspar de Matos also defends “the need to urgently rethink school, in order to better utilize skills and the typical enthusiasm of youth.”

Marina Carvalho has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minho and a Master's degree in Health Psychology from ISPA, in addition to other academic qualifications, being the main Health Assistant at the Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve.

Director of the Department of Psychology and Physical Education at Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes, where she is an associate professor, she is also an integrated researcher at the Institute of Environmental Health of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon.