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Science Knight Out with Leslie Leve: 'The Nature of Nurture'

Thursday, April 1 at 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Delinquency and drug use affect millions of youth, causing significant personal and societal harm. What are the root causes of these societal problems? How does research in these areas translate into effective prevention strategies, beginning early in child development? This presentation will highlight the importance of nature and nurture in promoting or disrupting well-being. Intervention studies with families in the juvenile justice system and from parent-child adoption research demonstrate the critical role nurturing environments can play in helping those predisposed to these challenges.

Professor Leve serves as the Associate Director for the Prevention Science Institute and Program Director for Prevention Science.

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Lemia Mahayni left a positive review 3/31/2021

Engaging, informative and accessible (made me want to research deeper!). I loved seeing the trajectory of Dr. Leve's career mirrored as this field has developed, driven by scientists like her.