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Working with Young Adults and Transitional Aged Youth Training Video

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Neuroscience gives us a broader understanding of the adolescent and young adult brain, providing important information about their capacity and opportunities. Reforms to our juvenile justice system, including abolishment of death penalty, life-without-parole sentences in most cases and even the use of secure confinement for juveniles, have been informed by this research. Neuroscience research can also provide us with valuable information that can inform how we provide services to young adults and transitional age youth. This training provides an overview of adolescent/young adult development including biological, neurological and social contexts.