July 2007

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Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) will teach BrainWise in its foundations class — required of all students — and reinforce it in all the other classrooms.  The presentation by Dr. Barry on the BrainWise Program was well-received by the staff, and all are on board to integrate the 10 Wise Ways into the school’s culture.

CHSC is an alternative school for high risk students  and 90% of the first cohort of students graduated.  15% of students graduated from their home high schools.

See www.chsc.org for more information on the school.

BrainWise was one of 20 programs selected to be presented in June of 2005 at the Adolescent Brain Conference at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Conference participants were selected because their work applied research findings that won Dr. Eric Kandel the 2000 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Dr. Barry presented her research on a BrainWise pilot study at five different school sites.

In 2007 her paper covering the results of the pilot study, co-authored by Dr. Marilyn Welsh, was published in Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain:  Integrating Brain and Prevention Science a book by Oxford University Press.

For a complete copy of the paper go to the BrainWise website at www.brainwise-plc.org or contact BrainWise at info@brainwise-plc.org