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  1. Tailoring your adult drug courtMichael Nerney • Michael Nerney and Associates • P.O. Box 93 • Long Lake, NY, 12847-0093 • 518-624-5351 • mcnerneyLL@frontiernet.net

  2. New research on theadolescent brain • Discoveries from Neuroimaging • fMRI • Diffusion Spectrum Imaging • SQUID Magnetometry • MEG Magnetoencephalography

  3. Developmental changes • Chemical Trigger for Puberty • Kisspeptin • Signal to Endocrine System • Production of New Hormones • Male/Female

  4. Adolescent hormones • Pituitary Growth Hormone (PGH) • Physical Growth • Skeletal • Muscular • Head and Face • Self Esteem drop Spotlight phenomenon

  5. Why is this Brain at Risk? • 200 Billion Cells • Grey Matter • White Matter • Emerging Adult Brain • Migration and Activation • Cell Migration • Benchmarks

  6. The brain

  7. Why is this Brain at Risk?Cont. • Emotional Intensity • 2 to 4 Times • More Frequent Change • Male/Female • Legitimate/Normal

  8. Why is this brain At risk?Cont. • Emotional Intensity • Mirror, Mirror on the wall • A/A sites • Male/Female Brain Differences

  9. why is this brain at risk?Cont. • Problem Solving • Social/Emotional Crisis • Re-arrest • Detention • The Crisis Chemical • THP • Emotional Support Essential

  10. Risk factors, cont. • Emotional Stressors • Social Bonding • Negative Emotions • Boredom • Money

  11. Two different worlds • Corpus Callosum • 7-13% larger, more active • Integration of Information • Reporting to Central Command

  12. Does Size Matter? • Brain Volume • Size and Weight • Location • Gray Matter

  13. Does Size Matter? • Brain Density • 11% Greater • Blood Supply • 15% Greater Flow

  14. Two Different Worlds • Right Side – Left Side • One side rules • Two are better • White Matter

  15. Senses • Visual • Light and Color • Auditory • Pitch • Source

  16. senses • Olfactory • Tactile

  17. I Second That Emotion • Responding to Feelings • Preferences • Anger • Depression

  18. Emotional Safety • No Put Downs • Adult Intervention • Careful Compliments • Universal

  19. I Second That Emotion • Love or Lust • Oxytocin • Vasopressin • -Breaking Up is Hard to Do

  20. BY HIGH SCHOOL • Males Females • Use pronoun “I” • Events • Solutions • Activities • Feelings • (Exclusive) • Use “we” • Feelings • Intimacies • Details • Solutions • (Inclusive)

  21. Lessons to learn • In Family or Group: • Same Gender Different Expectations • Mixed Gender Accommodate Differences

  22. Lessons to Learn • In School, College and Training: • Math and Science • Testing

  23. Lessons to learn • More Males need practice re: Feelings • Identify • Surface • Articulate • Process • Manage

  24. Lessons to learn • More Females need practice re: Action • Strategize • Action plan • Role play • Implementation

  25. success • Praise and Encouragement • Positive Reinforcement • Perseverance • Effort • Strategies • Learn from failure

  26. The world of work • Who is the Boss? • Who are the Peers? • What about the Money?

  27. Relapse CONCERNS • Brain Changes Related to Substance Abuse • Reward System Shutdown • Systemic Chemical Change • CREB • Embedded Emotional Memory • New Protein Activity • PKMzeta

  28. Why is this brain at risk?Cont. • A Work in Progress • Stages of Adolescent Development • Emerging Adult Brain • The Long and Winding Road

  29. High risk behaviors • Drug and Alcohol Use • Medicate for Feelings • Limited Practice Skills • No Life Skills • Social/Emotional • Relationship • Adult Brain • Less Fire Power • Harder Work

  30. COMPONENTS OF TRUST • Reliability • Predictability • Faith