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The young mind

Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Brian Ludmer

Family law currently operates on certain explicit or unstated assumptions concerning children’s needs, parents’ ability and willingness to meet those needs and the proper role of children’s views and preferences and issues as to evidence from, and on behalf of, children.

However, advances in neuroimaging, genetics and related fields have led to a significant evolution in our understanding of child mental development, the “plasticity” of the human brain, the impact of stress and trauma, the suggestibility of children and the significant changes in the physical structure...