Learning Summit 2016 - Adolescent Brain Development

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Sacramento, CA., -- On April 29, 2016, the Sacramento County Probation Department convened a one-day Learning Summit at the County Board of Supervisors' Chambers, bringing together nationally recognized experts in adolescent brain functioning research and treatment strategies with statewide and regional court partners, law enforcement, and treatment providers.

The event was focused on cutting edge adolescent brain development research and issues affecting youth and  young adults in the juvenile justice system. It was also an opportunity for attendees to form cross-discipline partnerships, share resources, and develop system-wide intervention protocols.

Kros - DSC_0544.jpgPictured: Keynote speaker, Frank Kros, encourages discussion amongst participants.

Building practical, supportive networks designed to encourage discussion and establish new ways of providing for the needs of our juvenile population sets the ground work for enhanced access to paramount community resources, while supporting reduction of crime and recidivism. "This event was an incredible opportunity to collaboratively share information, insights, and strategies supported by national research so we can all better understand, and therefore better serve, the at-risk youth and young adults in our communities," Sacramento County Chief Probation Officer Lee Seale stated. View Chief Seale's Learning Summit 2016 Opening Remarks.

ABDS 2016 - Seale - IMG_6744[1].JPGPictured: Chief Probation Officer Lee Seale delivers opening address to summit participants.

Juvenile Court Judge Hon. Stacy Boulware Eurie, District Attorney Ann Marie Schubert, and Assistant Chief Probation Officer Michael Shores are among those who facilitated a panel discussion: Translating Knowledge to Practical Use.

ABDS 2016 - Panel - DSC_0579.jpgPictured (left to right): Panelists Ronald Dahl, M.D.; District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert; Juvenile Court Judge Hon. Stacy Boulware Eurie; Assistant Chief Probation Officer Michael Shores; Elizabeth Cauffman, Ph.D.

Keynote speakers included Ronald E. Dahl, M.D. of University of California – Berkeley; Elizabeth Cauffman, Ph.D. of University of California – Irvine; and Frank Kros, MSW, J.D., COO of The Children's Guild and Director of The National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN).

About the Event and Featured Speakers (PDF)

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 Pictured (left to right): Keynote speakers Ronald E. Dahl, M.D. with Elizabeth Cauffman, Ph.D. and Frank Kros, MSW, J.D.

Continued dedication to working together improves our community and is essential to achieving and promoting positive change. To stay connected to this topic, further the discussion, or provide feedback, please forward your inquiries or thoughts to ProbationMail@SacCounty.net.


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