Videos that include explanations of teen brain development.
Why Do Teens Act This Way? — Follow the link to see a short video from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. While you’re there, check out their brief articles about brain development, behavior, and teen moods.
“The Physiology of Addiction,” produced by the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and North Quabbin, is a 50-minute video of a presentation by local physician Ruth Potee. Dr. Potee is currently the Medical Director for the Franklin County House of Corrections, the Director of Addiction Services for Behavioral Health Network, and the medical director for the Pioneer Valley Regional School District as well as the Co-Chair of the Healthcare Solutions Committee of the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region.
“Grey Matters: Protecting the Developing Brain” — In 2013, Dr. Rubin Baler, a neuroscientist from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), came to Greenfield Community College for a presentation on how young developing brains are impacted by alcohol and drug use, sleep, food, and other influences. This is a recording of his talk. Although the talk is from 2013, it is still full of relevant information about the developing brain!