2011 Conferences, Webinars, and Events
The Adolescent Brain:
New Research and Its Implications for Young People Transitioning from Foster Care
Washington, District of Columbia
On Monday, September 19, 2011, the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative convened policymakers, academics, thought leaders, and young adults to discuss findings from its new report, The Adolescent Brain: New Research and Its Implications for Young People Transitioning from Care. Co-hosted by the Center for the Study of Social Policy, the symposium introduced participants to cutting-edge research on brain development in the adolescent years. It also challenged policymakers and practitioners to consider recommendations from the report that could significantly change the treatment of older youth and young adults in foster care.
Speakers included Madelyn Freundlich (Excal Consulting Partners), Joette Katz (Connecticut Department of Children and Families), Gina Miranda Samuels (University of Chicago), and Andrew Schneider-Muñoz (University of Pittsburgh), among others. A panel of young people formerly in foster care shared their perspectives as well.
The Adolescent Brain report and materials from the symposium can be downloaded in PDF format here: