The Amazing Adolescent Brain: Opportunities, Challenges and Promising Interventions

Tue, January 31, 2017, 11:00am PST
Seattle, WA
Washington State Convention Center, Ballroom 6E, Pike Street Seattle, WA 98101
The Amazing Adolescent Brain: Opportunities, Challenges and Promising Interventions

Please join NW Children's Fund for a conversation about what neuroscience tells us about supporting youth to navigate adolescence and thrive.

Adolescent brain development is a period of profound change and remodeling. Dr. Chamberlain and panelists will explore how this period of heightened brain plasticity influences an adolescent's emotions, learning, decision-making and behavior - and how parents, educators, care providers and others can use this knowledge to help youth cope with challenges and build resilience.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Linda Chamberlain, Founding Director, Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project

Dr. Chamberlain is an epidemiologist specializing in childhood exposure to violence and brain development, and is the founding director of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project. She is an internationally recognized speaker and advocate on issues related to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the effects of trauma and toxic stress on the developing brain. Scientist, author, professor and Fulbright scholar, Dr. Chamberlain is known for her keen ability to effectively translate science into practical information. Her work is focused on creating tools that combine the latest science with best practices and practical strategies that front-line service providers, parents and communities can integrate into practice.

Dr. Chamberlain will be joined by a panel of local service providers in child welfare.

  • Registration and Lunch: 11:00 AM
  • Program: Noon to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: $35 (Includes Box Lunch)

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2017 Forum Sponsors:
Presenter:  Thomas V. Giddens Jr. Foundation
Benefactor:  The Boeing Company
Leader:  Foundation for Healthy Generations
Leader:  Thrive Washington