Tue, Apr 26

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Athens Public Library

Brain Architecture

The Brain Architecture Game is an interactive learning session that builds understanding of the powerful role of experiences on early brain development– what promotes it, what derails it, and the consequences.

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Brain Architecture

Time & Location

Apr 26, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Athens Public Library, 30 Home St, Athens, OH 45701, USA

About the event

Session Description:

Developed in partnership with the Creative Media & Behavioral Health Center @ University of Southern California, the Center on the Developing Child @ Harvard University, the Clinical & Translational Science Institute @ the University of Pittsburgh and FrameWorks Institute, the Brain Architecture Game is an immersive and unforgettable learning exercise, designed to extend participant knowledge about the impact of early experiences on brain development.

This is an IN-PERSON event. Dinner will be included, so please register in advance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify concepts related to childhood experiences, toxic stress, and other early childhood issues
  • Create a common understanding and language on topics related to childhood trauma and its effect on brain development

About the Presenter:

CASA Director Jenny Stotts will facilitate the Brain Architecture experience, although most of the discussion and learning will be in small teams as participants work to navigate obstacles to healthy brain development.

This training has been partially funded through a contract between Ohio CASA and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. OHIO CASA supports local CASA/GAL programs throughout Ohio with training, technical assistance, legislative support, and standards implementation so volunteers may advocate for abused, neglected, and dependent children in the court system. This training has been approved for R48 compliant GAL CEs by Judge Zachary L. Saunders.

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