Toxic Stress and Early Childhood Special Event
From our own President, Dr. Shirley Sprinkles:
Here is a most informative link to a meeting I attended at the Capitol on Nov. 14, at the invitation of Dr. Cynthia Osborne, who was our guest speaker at November’s general meeting. The keynote speaker, Dr. Andrew Garner gave a riveting talk on Toxic Stress in Early Childhood and its lingering impact on adult behaviors and diseases. Many things were revealed to me as I listened. You, too, would have been amazed at the ways we, as a race of people, are affected by this little known social/emotional anomaly.
It is powerful information that could interest and enlighten so many women who are parenting small children and teens, as well as provide understandings of themselves and of others with whom they may share relationships. “Education is the key to empowerment” (how many people have said it?)–It can’t hurt to try.
Here are some key links to several of the presentations at the event:
- Dr. Andrew Garner, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine – Peering Inside the Black Box: Understanding the Link Between Significant Adversity or Violence in Childhood and Poor Adult Outcomes
- Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Associate Professor and CFRP Director, The University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs – Early Findings of the Texas Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
- Madeline McClure, Founder and Executive Director of TexProtects – The History and Progress of Home Visiting
- Sarah Abrahams, Director, Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of Health Coordination and Consumer Services – Texas Home Visiting Programs, Office of Health Coordination and Consumer Services
- Sasha Rasco, Director, Prevention and Early Intervention and Contract Performance at Department of Family and Protective Services – Prevention and Early Intervention
More information can be found at the following link.