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Schaffhauser, D. (2019, August 13). Adolescence Is Prime Time for Closing Opportunity Gap. Retrieved August 14, 2019.

In adolescence, changes in brain structure and connectivity offer unique opportunities for positive development, and recovery from past trauma, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report also recommends that policymakers use this data to address inequities, including those in health care and education.