The Developing Brain and Traumatic Stress in Transition-age Youth

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Pathways RTC is putting on an important webinar that you won't want to miss.

Integrating neuroscience research findings into programs for transition-age youth is crucial for designing and delivering effective services. Just as emerging adults are transitioning across systems, their brains and minds are continuing to develop. Indeed, the final stages of the brain’s structural and functional development are not complete until individuals reach their mid-to-late 20s.

Researchers have also recently identified the significant ways that the developing brain and body are shaped by adversity, specifically, the role of traumatic or toxic stress. A substantial number of youth needing, seeking, or receiving services have been affected by traumatic stress.

This webinar will give participants a foundational understanding of brain development and the neurobiology of traumatic stress, as well; a young adult’s personal experience of traumatic stress will be shared.

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