Exploring the Resilient Brain

Research Jottings by Larry K. Brendtro, PhDThe conquest of a new truth is undoubtedly the greatest adventure to which a man can aspire.[1]  ~Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934)Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s life story is a striking example of resilience.[2] Young Santiago had terrible relations with his father. He was brilliant but rebellious, and constant discipline problems[…]


Working with youth may be greatly aided by the understanding of the youth’s brain development beginning at conception. Knowledge and recognition of both positive and adverse experiences during the youth’s growth allow caregivers to structure, plan and implement targeted interventions. Included in this training: • An overview of brain structure, function and development • An[…]