CLE Credits pending and Ethics Credits anticipated
Participants will learn about brain development, what disruption may occur, and how to address the issues.
Executive functions are a collection of brain processes that are responsible for planning, abstract thinking, rule acquisition, initiating appropriate actions and inhibiting inappropriate actions, and selecting relevant sensory information. Executive Functions of the brain are foundational and have a global impact upon our ability to understand and respond to our surroundings.
Why Understanding Brain Development and Executive Functioning is important in criminal justice and child welfare:
“one-third of children in [child welfare] care fall within a broad definition of disability and that 17 percent of children in care were affected by diagnosed or suspected Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)” (Fuchs et al., 2009).
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