Brain Development

Jeannie Von Stultz, PhD, psychologist and Director of Mental Health Services for Bexar County Juvenile Probation, explains how and why adolescents think differently. For this 3-part series, Dr. Von Stultz discusses the following:

  • Emotional recognition
  • Development of physiological, emotional and cognitive brain centers
  • Brain growth spurts
  • White vs. grey matter
  • Executive functioning
  • How brain development affects behavior and decision-making
  • Challenges to development (e.g., trauma, mental health, substance use)
  • Building resiliency

This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on April 22, 2010.

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  • Clarity Child Guidance Center is the only nonprofit mental health treatment center for kids ages 3 to 17 in South Texas. Our staff of children’s mental health professionals is the largest in the region. When a child is in crisis, we work with families to get much needed treatment regardless of their ability to pay.

The opinions, representations and statements made within this guest article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of One in Five Minds or Clarity Child Guidance Center. Any copyright remains with the author and any liability with regard to infringement of intellectual property rights remain with them. One in Five Minds and Clarity Child Guidance Center accepts no liability for any errors, omissions or representations.

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