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The adolescent brain is markedly different from that of a child or an adult. At the NWCF Forum, Dr. Linda Chamberlain shared insights into the unique characteristics of the adolescent brain. Profound changes in the brain impact teens’ emotions, decision-making and behavior. This period of plasticity offers a “second window of opportunity,” Dr. Chamberlain explained, for learning and shaping behavior. Utilizing strategies informed by brain science, parents and other adults who work with teens can help them build resilience and achieve other positive outcomes.