Teen Brain and Risk Taking Presentation

Teen Brain and Risk Taking Presentation –Research shows that adult and teen brains work differently. Adults think using the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that is responsible decision making, personality, and moderating social behaviors. The prefrontal cortex isn’t fully developed until age 25 or so.  Join the Town of Windsor Youth Services Bureau on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:00p.m. at the L.P. Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, for a worthwhile presentation by Dr. Ruth Potee. Invest your time as Dr. Poteewill discuss teen brain development and its impact on risk-taking behavior; including the use of drugs and alcohol and what it means for parents/caregivers of teens.  Dr. Potee practices family medicine in Greenfield, MA and was honored by the Franklin District Medical Society as the 2015 Community Clinician of the Year.  This event is free and open to the public and no registration necessary. Childcare available on site. Light refreshments will be served.  For more information call the Windsor Youth Services Bureau at (860) 285-1990.

 

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