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CC 0315 Building Better Brains: Impact of Early Childhood Experiences

Description:
Building Better Brains: The Impact of Early Childhood Experiences and “Glowing” Devices

The structure of our brains as they develop in early childhood is determined by more than just our genes.  Learn how early experiences, positive interactions, stress and executive function contribute to building better brains.  Join us to learn more about how early life experiences contribute to brain architecture and compete with others to see who can build the tallest and strongest brain that won’t collapse despite toxic stressors and adverse life experiences.  Additionally, learn about how brains are affected by devices and technology and discover how to become mindful users in this digital era.

Max: 45

Presenters: Leah Hirst & Taneil Zanidean

Leah Hirst is an Addiction Prevention & Mental Health Promotion Facilitator with Alberta Health Services.  Leah started her career as an Addictions Counsellor, working with individuals struggling with addiction and mental health concerns.  Throughout those 8 years, Leah began to directly see the impact of early childhood experiences and how they can progress into problematic substance use later in life.
Taneil Zanidean is an Addiction Prevention & Mental Health Promotion Facilitator with Alberta Health Services.  Taneil completed her Bachelor of Heath Science degree with a focus on Addictions Counselling from the University of Lethbridge.  While employed at AHS, Taneil has been in a variety of roles, including counselling individuals, facilitating children’s groups and working with families under the Protection of Children Abusing Drugs act.

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Session: A (Full) (Not Currently Available)
Schedule: March 30
Day(s)Time(s)Location(s)
Saturday3:00PM - 4:30PMS154
Cost: $0.00