Childhood brain injury linked to crime in young people
By ParentInProgress on October 28, 2012
Nobody's saying that one hard sack on the football field is going to lead your son to hold up a 7-Eleven after practice.
But a new report is saying there's a link between childhood brain injuries and crime later in adolescence. Just as we now know there's a link between TBI and PTSD, researchers are now finding evidence that a traumatic brain injury can cause developing brains to disrupt the development of impulse control, self-restraint and social judgement.
The brain injuries can be from a number of things, like sports injuries, falls, car accidents or fights.
And because the young brain is still developing, there's a greater risk of an injury affecting attention, concentration and mood/behavior management.
*Recent studies from the UK show that as many as 60 percent of prisoners had a traumatic brain injury!
Here's the study:
So what should you do if you suspect your child/teen has a TBI? Take them to a brain training facility (a.k.a. cognitive skills training center) for a cognitive skills assessment.
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