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1 Falling Through The Cracks... Kathryn Berkett MEdPsych

2 The earlier and more pervasive the insult  the bigger the crack

3 SCIENCE

4 Survival Procreation Protection

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6 Amygdala Hippocampus PFC Nucleus Accumbens Fusiform Gyrus Emotional Reaction Memory Reasoning / Judgement Reward Centre Facial Recognition Some Areas Affected

7 The Balancing Act Reference:Somerville LH, Jones RM & Casey BJ. (2010). A time of change: Behavioral and neural correlates of adolescent sensitivity to appetitive and aversive environmental cues. Brain and Cognition, 72, 124 – 133. N. A. N.A PFC = Prefrontal Cortex N. A. = Nucleus Accumbens

8 Playing “Chicken” Reference:Gardner M & Steinberg L. Peer Influence on Risk Taking, Risk Preference, and Risky Decision Making in Adolescence and Adulthood: An Experimental Study. Developmental Psychology 2005, Vol. 41, No. 4, 625–635

9 The Results Reference:Data from Steinberg L. Risk-taking in adolescence: New perspectives from brain and behavioral science. Current Directions in Psychological Science 2007;16:55–59. Adapted from Gardner M. and Steinberg L. 2005

10 Reading Faces surprise fear joy disgust sadness anger Reference:Yurgelun-Todd

11 Kathryn Berkett – Nathan Mikaere-Wallis – Contacts for Training


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