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Early Life Adversity and Adolescent Development: A Focus on Brain Development and Substance Use

June 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT


Caregiving deprivation and maltreatment during childhood have impacts on adolescent development, including neural and behavioral development. This talk will review what has been discovered in research examining the impact of institutional orphanage care and child maltreatment on brain development and the development of substance use and disorder.  These findings will then be discussed in the context of adolescence and how this developmental period is a crucial time of risk and opportunity following early life adversity.


Max Herzberg, Ph.D. is a post-doctoral research scholar in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Grinnell College and received a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota.

Elizabeth Handley, Ph.D. is Director of Research at Mt. Hope Family Center and an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester. Dr. Handley’s research is grounded in the developmental psychopathology framework and explores multilevel and transactional risk and protective mechanisms of development among at-risk children and families.


June 24, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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