North Coast Parenting and the Clatsop County Juvenile Department are offering two workshops this month on brain development and technology impacts on children.

“How Experience Wires the Brain: The Neuroscience of Early Childhood Mental Health and Beyond” will be offered Monday, May 7, 1-4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 204 West Marine Dr., Astoria.

Julie M. Rosenzweig, a professor of social work at Portland State University, will explain how experiences during infancy and early childhood shape the brain’s way of receiving and processing information across an individual’s lifespan.

“Plugged In: The Neurological, Interpersonal and Personal Impact of Technology-Only Entertainment” will be offered Thursday, May 24 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Guy Boyington Building, 857 Commercial St., Astoria.

Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee, a clinical psychologist in Portland, will describe how technology over-use impacts growth and development in children’s neurological function and development of a sense of self.

Pre-registration is required for both workshops. For more information and to download registration forms, go to “Documents” on the Juvenile Department page at


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