• Course Description: This course will provide students with an opportunity to comprehend the effects of Domestic Violence on Children, Mothers, and Fathers based on subject matter presented at the 2011 National Conference on Juvenile and Family Law Conference. 

  • Course Description:   This  course is based upon two seminars conducted  by Melissa  Piasecki, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV at the National Conference of Juvenile and Family Law , 2011.
    The first was entitled 'Understanding the Adolescent Brain and Substance Abuse" and the second was "trends in Child Psychiatry".

     The reseach basis for the seminars was derived from a   workshop report entitled "The Science of Adolescent Risk-Taking" and we will read chapters 2 and 3 .