With knowledge of how the adolescent brain matures, adults can do more to ensure that the road leaving foster care will take young people to self-sufficiency and successful adulthood. And this guide tells how.
Aligning Child Welfare Practice With Adolescent Brain Development
Ways that child welfare professionals can support young parents in foster care.
How adolescent brain development differs by gender.
How adults can help young people in foster care respond to trauma.
What child welfare professionals can do to promote permanence for youth in care.
In adolescence, young people experience heightened arousal in the brain regions that are sensitive to social acceptance and rejection.
Brain development continues well past the age of 6. In fact, young people experience another major developmental window from adolescence through the mid-20’s.
Adolesents are more receptive to reward-based learning than punishment-based learning.