Intersection of Brain Injury and Cognitive Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice World
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9/6/2018
When: Thursday, September 6, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM CT
Where: Hruska Law Center
635 S 14th St
Lincoln, Nebraska  68508
United States

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MCLE Accreditation
NE #160683 (Regular/live); NE #160684 (Distance learning). 3 CLE hours
Approved for 3 hours of GAL credit.

Registration Fees
$195 - Regular registration
$150 - NSBA dues-paying member
Free - Law students

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1:00 pm   Intersection of Brain Injury and Cognitive Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice World
Matthew Garlinghouse, PhD, Division of Neuropsychology, Department of Neurological Science; Peggy Reisher, MSW, Executive Director, Brain Injury Alliance; Joyful Stoves, Program Specialist for Communications, Eligibility and Resources, NDHHS-Division of Developmental Disabilities

Brains continue to mature and develop throughout childhood and adolescence and well into adulthood. This means juveniles’ decisionmaking process is very different from adults’, including the way they problem solve. Even with normal brain development juveniles are more likely to act impulsively, less likely to think before they act, consider the consequences of their actions, and engage in dangerous or risky behavior. Therefore, normal brain development is even more compromised for the juvenile who has a brain injury or cognitive disabilities.

This session will provide GALs and juvenile law attorneys with an understanding of brain development, explain the unique needs of juveniles with brain injury and cognitive disabilities and discuss the challenges and unique needs those juveniles have when they are also involved in the juvenile justice system.
  This session will also provide GALs and juvenile law attorneys with the means to  recognize and manage brain injury and cognitive disabilities in juveniles; understand how brain injury and cognitive disabilities impact the cognitive development of juveniles; understand the differences and overlap between symptoms of brain injury, cognitive disabilities and mental illness; and identify alternative responses in meeting the unique needs of juveniles with brain injury and cognitive disabilities in the juvenile justice system.

2:30 pm    Break

2:45 pm    Intersection of Brain Injury and Cognitive Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice World (continued)

4:15 pm    Adjourn