Mother of five shares concerns about her children weeks after deadly crash involving teens

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WEWSBobbi Beale, co-director of the Center for Innovative Practices at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, said children and teens are notoriously influenced by their peers, and when they’re in stressful moments, their brains go into survival mode. "I would guess that a lot of times when youth get involved in trouble, in troublesome situations, they're responding from their stress response system,” Beale said.

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