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Pages 47-50

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From page 47...
... Claire Brindis, codirector of the Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center at the University of California, San Francisco, highlighted the importance of a life-course approach that considers epigenetics and the unique opportunities to influence neurobiological behavior during adolescence. She called for redesigning sectors adolescents interact with, including education, health, child welfare, and the justice system.
From page 48...
... Kelly Headrick, senior director of state government affairs and grassroots advocacy for Autism Speaks, described their advocacy team, who utilize their own personal stories and voices to influence policy makers to consider needed changes. Tameka Brown, director of National Organizations for Youth Safety, shared the benefits of using interprofessionalism to increase youth engagement, saying that adults need to ensure that they are not "othering" youth and actually seeing them as having valuable contributions to public policy discussions.
From page 49...
... He also added that creating space for young people to tell their own stories can help the public to see young people through a lens of opportunity instead of just risk. Edward Schmit, cofounder of IDONTMIND, provided social media and branding recommendations around how to launch a successful campaign for mental health.

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