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|Bibliography: Brain Development: Nature & Nurture in Infancy, Childhood & Adolescence|
American Family Therapy Academy (2008, Winter). Neuroscience and family therapy:
Integrations and applications. Washington, D.C.: AFTA Monograph Series.
Calkins, et al., (2007). Biological, behavioral, and relational levels of resilience in the
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Cicchetti, D. & Cohen, D.J. (Eds.) (2006). Developmental psychopathology, Volume II:
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McCartney, K. & Phillips, D. (Eds.) (2006). The Blackwell handbook of early childhood
development. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
Moore, Keith L.: (1974). The Developing Human Clinically Oriented Embryology.
Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders.
Romer, D. & Walker, E.F. (2007). Adolescent psychopathology and the developing
brain: Integrating brain and prevention science. New York: Oxford University
Stahl, Stephen M.:(2008). Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology Neuroscientific Basis
and Practical Applications. Third Edition. New York, Cambridge University Press,
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family therapy. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
Scheibel, Arnold, MD: (1997). Embryological Development of the Human Brain. Good lay level resource for understanding brain development.
Several well-researched slide shows on adolescence and the developing brain.
Comprehensive compilation of information and research on the human brain.
Single site that provides links to many resources on brain development. Excellent, one-stop resource.
Wonderful course on the human brain and human development, courtesy of childhood trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry.
National Institute of Mental Health website provides short summaries of recent research in child and adolescent brain development.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health administration provides research summaries, many of which are focused on child/adolescent brain development.
Provides simple images with brief explanations of brain anatomy.
Neuroscience for Kids Good resource for non-medical professionals/paraprofessionals who want a better understanding of brain development.
View Frontline's series "Secret Life of the Brain" and see supplemental diagrams and text.
Diagrams from today's presentation:
Helpful books for the practitioner or parent:
What's Going on in There? : How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life (2000), by Lisa Eliot. Bantum Publishers.
Somewhat heady and detailed description of the science of brain development. A bit dated now, but helpful in terms of basic understanding.
Baby Minds: Brain-Building Games Your Baby Will Love (2000), by S. Acredolo and S. Goodwyn. Bantum Publishers.
User friendly book with development enhancing games for infants and toddlers. Great infant intervention resource.
The Imitative Mind: Development, Evolution and Brain Bases (Cambridge Studies in Cognitive and Perceptual Development), Meltzoff & Prinz (Eds.) (2002), Cambridge University Press.Advanced writings about brain development, multi-disciplinary, comphrehensive and well-written.
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