New Adolescent Brain Research and its Implications for Services

Friday, October 5, 2012 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
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New scientific evidence shows that, far from being fully formed by kindergarten, the adolescent brain experiences a period of major development comparable to that of early childhood. This new knowledge calls for significant changes in the way older youth and young adults are treated in foster care. It suggests therefore that a new focus on funding programs for teens is appropriate.


  • An overview of what recent research says about adolescent brain development and the implications for young people, particularly those transitioning from foster care
  • Ideas about what this looks like in implementation at child welfare and other youth-focused agencies
  • Suggestions of ways to learn more and actively engage youth in policy and practice changes.
A Philanthropy New York Collaborative Program with the Grantmakers Forum of New York.



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