June 12, 2023 at 3:00 pm Eastern | 2:00 pm Central | 1:00 pm Mountain | 12:00 pm Pacific (1 hour)
Webinar Faculty: Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S.
About the Webinar:
Excessive sugar consumption is a threat to human health and may contribute to adverse emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and physical health consequences. Research has also found that excessive sugar consumption may play a role in externalizing behavioral problems (e.g., aggression and impulsivity), including criminality. Designed for legal professionals, this training provides attendees with an overview of
excessive sugar consumption and its related causes and consequences through a neurocriminological, clinical, and forensic lens. Implications for screening and intervention will also be discussed during this training.
Other relevant topics of interest discussed include blood sugar dysregulation (e.g., hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia), central nervous system dysfunction, chronic stress and adverse life experiences, neurocognitive impairments, criminal recidivism and offender reentry, prenatal sugar consumption and the first 1,000 days of life research, hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction, microbiota-gut-brain axis dysfunction, negative emotionality, risk-taking behaviors, self-control deficits, and the western diet among others. Empirically based research findings and case studies will be discussed throughout this training.
About the Faculty:
Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S., is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). Jerrod has also provided consultation services to a number of caregivers, professionals, and organizations pertaining to topics related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), confabulation, suggestibility, trauma and other life adversities, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and youth firesetting. Jerrod has completed four separate master’s degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Neuropsychology, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI). Jerrod has also conducted over 200 workshops, webinars, and on-demand trainings for various organizations and professional and student audiences. In 2021, Jerrod completed a post-doctoral certificate in Leadership and Organizational Strategy from Walden University and a Professional Certificate in Forensic Psychology from San Diego State University Global Campus. Currently, Jerrod is pursuing a graduate certificate in Neuroscience and the Law from Michigan State University. Jerrod has published several articles and book chapters, and recently, co-edited the book Forensic Mental Health: A Source Guide for Professionals (Brown & Weinkauf, 2018) with Erv Weinkauf. Jerrod has also published in several peer-reviewed journals, has been quoted in various magazines and newspapers, and has appeared in two documentaries related to the topic of FASD. Jerrod is also regularly featured on several national and international podcast programs.