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Child Mental Health Forum - Jack Shonkoff, M.D.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Dr. Jack Shonkoff

Leveraging Neuroscience to Strengthen the Building Blocks of Mental Health in the Early Years

Jack Shonkoff, M.D.
Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development 
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Graduate School of Education
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital
Director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

This presentation will explore how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and epigenetics can help launch a new era in early childhood policy and practice that is driven by science and fueled by a culture of innovation. Particular attention will be focused on the critical importance of elucidating causal mechanisms that explain the association between toxic stress early in life and later impairments in learning, behavior, and both physical and mental health. The session will conclude with a framework for using advances in science to catalyze the design, testing, and scaling of new strategies to achieve breakthrough outcomes for young children and families facing significant adversity.

 

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