Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, the girls’ independent day school for PS-12 in Princeton, announces that psychologist Dr. Lisa Damour, a foremost expert on child development, and author of “Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood,” will speak at Stuart.

The public is invited free of charge: Wednesday, March 2, at 7 p.m., Cor Unum at Stuart, 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton. All pre-registered attendees will be entered into a drawing for a signed copy of Untangled. Reserve seats at www.stuartschool.org/lisadamour

Damour is a psychologist, author, teacher, speaker, and consultant who directs Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls and writes the Adolescence column for the New York Times’ Motherlode blog. In her book, released this month by Random House, Dr. Damour draws on years of clinical experience and the latest research to provide sound, practical guidance to girls as well as to their parents, teachers, and advocates.

Untangled has already been hailed by Dr. Michael Thompson, co-author of “Raising Cain,” as “the best description of the female adolescent journey that I have ever read” and by Dr. Madeline Levine, author of “The Price of Privilege” and “Teach Your Children Well,” as “mandatory reading.” Dr. Thompson said, “For years people have been asking me for the ‘girl equivalent of Raising Cain’ and I haven’t known exactly what to recommend. Now I do.”

“As experts in educating girls, the Stuart faculty and staff are thrilled to bring Dr. Damour to the Princeton community for the fourth time,” said Dr. Patty L. Fagin, head of school at Stuart. “Dr. Damour’s guidance for parents of adolescent girls integrates perfectly with Stuart’s mission to raise confident and committed young women.”

Damour also serves as a faculty associate of the Schubert Center for Child Studies and a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Damour maintains a private psychotherapy practice and also consults and speaks internationally. She is the author of numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development.

A Denver native, Dr. Damour graduated with honors from Yale University and then worked for the Yale Child Study Center before earning her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Michigan. She has held fellowships from Yale’s Edward Zigler Center for Child Development and Social Policy and from the University of Michigan’s Power Foundation.

About Stuart: As the only all-girls school in Princeton, New Jersey, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is uniquely positioned to provide an environment where girls put academics first, are willing and able to take risks, and explore every opportunity. Nestled on 55 wooded acres, our challenging curriculum takes advantage of the way girls learn in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math — as well as the arts, humanities, and athletics.

Founded in 1963, Stuart has 460 students including girls in JK-12, and a co-ed Early Childhood Program. Stuart is part of an international community of 150 Sacred Heart schools and is an independent Catholic school that embraces students of all faiths and backgrounds. Our young women graduates go on to become confident, intelligent and articulate leaders for positive change in our world. Visit www.stuartschool.org for more information.

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