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The Amazing Adolescent Brain: Opportunities & Vulnerabilities
March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MDT
The adolescent brain is a work-in-progress that is undergoing extensive remodeling. Focusing on areas of the brain that show the most profound changes during adolescence, Dr. Chamberlain describes how these changes influence adolescents’ emotions, decision-making, and response to stress. She will also examine the vulnerability of the developing adolescent brain to substance use and highlight practical strategies to manage stress and improve communication with teens.
In honor of Brain Awareness Week (March 15-21, 2021), Dr. Linda Chamberlain will be joining ODP on March 16, 2021 from 1-2pm MST to present on The Amazing Adolescent Brain: Opportunities and Vulnerabilities.
About Dr. Chamberlain:
Scientist, author, professor, dog musher, and founder of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project, Dr. Linda Chamberlain has worked in the field of brain development, stress and trauma for over two decades. Known for her abilities to translate science into practical strategies with diverse audiences, she is an internationally recognized keynote speaker who conveys a message of hope and empowerment. Her current focus is on brain-mind-body practices to address how stress is stored in our bodies and our natural instinct to heal. A trainer with Capacitar, an international network for well-being and transforming trauma, she has trained and certified in a wide range of practices that use breathwork, mindfulness, movement, and poly-vagal-informed strategies to promote resilience, self-regulation and healing. Dr. Chamberlain taught at the University of Alaska and earned public health degrees from Yale School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Recognition for her work includes a Scientist Scholar with the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, a National Kellogg Leadership Fellowship, an Alaska Women of Achievement Award and the Inaugural Scattergood Foundation Scholar on Child Behavioral Health.