Child and Adolescent Development

September 28, 2021

September 28, 2021
90-minute presentation

3:00 p.m. EDT

Over the past 25 years, there have been significant strides in what we know about the developing brain from birth through adolescence. This presentation will provide an overview of that research, along with promising practices and protocols that build resilience. We will explore topics including risk, resiliency, and protective factors, along with an examination of the underlying impact that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can have on cognitive and emotional development and decision-making. This module will also cover the latest developments in research on adolescent brain development and examine how brain science has changed what we know about teenage behavior to assist prosecutors in becoming more familiar with the developmental approach. This will not only increase their understanding of the general principles, but will also inform their positions on intake, detention, and case dispositions.

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Stacy L. Miller is an Asst. Dist. Attorney in the 20th Judicial District. She currently serves as a Team Leader for the Office of The District Attorney in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. She is certified as a Specialist in Juvenile/Child Welfare Law.

She has served the State of Tennessee in a variety of capacities during her legal career. She has worked for the Administrative Office of the Courts in the Court Improvement Program, and she has worked for the Department of Children’s Services as a staff attorney, a supervising attorney, and as the General Counsel. In addition to State service, Ms. Miller was in private practice for 10 of her 28 years as an attorney. Ms. Miller also served as an Adjunct Professor at Middle Tennessee State University where she taught Family Law and Introduction to Law for 20 years.

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Continuing Legal Education Credits: 1.5 hours

NDAA has applied for CLE credit in the states of Georgia, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.  

Zoom will log each attendee’s “time in session” for the webinar. All attendees who sign into the webinar and complete the session will be sent a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, speaker biography, and a Uniform CLE Certificate from NDAA staff following the event.

Attendees must self-submit this course for approval in their home state. All attorneys are responsible for any fees associated with CLE filing. Attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar associations for more information.  General questions or additional information regarding CLE credit can be directed to Project Coordinator Courtney Jan at


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