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Stress, Meditation and the Adolescent Brain: Preventing Youth Violence

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Maggiano's Banquets

111 W. Grand Avenue

Chicago, IL 60654

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The epidemic of trauma and toxic stress is destructive to Chicago’s urban youth – damaging brain and cognitive development, fueling substance abuse and violent behavior, and undermining the best efforts to raise performance and promote a healthy, productive lifestyle. This educational forum will explore the growing use of a simple, evidence-based meditation technique in schools nationwide for improving grades, test scores, and graduation rates and reducing suspensions, expulsions, dropouts, and violence.

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  • Candy Crowley, Moderator: Award-winning journalist and fellow in-residence at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics; former chief political correspondent and anchor of CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley

  • Norman Rosenthal, MD: For 20 years a senior researcher at the National Institutes of Mental Health, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School and author of the New York Times bestseller, Transcendence: Healing and Transformation through Transcendental Meditation.

  • William Stixrud, PhD: Leading clinical neuropsychologist and director of The Stixrud Group, a Washington, DC-based group practice specializing in the neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults with learning, attentional, social, and/or emotional disorders.

PANELISTS
  • Anna Pavichevich, Principal, Amundsen High School

  • Nakisha Hobbs, Principal & Co-Founder, Village Leadership Academy

  • John Wolf, Senior Program Manager, University of Chicago Crime Lab and Urban Education Lab

  • Asheika Butler, Family and Senior Care Specialist

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Chicago, IL 60654

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