The State of the Art of Toxic Stress and Resilience Research: Implications for Best Practices with Vulnerable Populations 

Friday, March 20th 3:15pm - 4:45pm

In this lecture, the broad range of negative sequelae associated with adverse childhood experiences will be reviewed, and emerging data on the mechanisms by which adverse childhood experiences ‘get under the skin’ to confer risk for deleterious mental and physical health outcomes discussed. Key factors for promoting resilience and recovery will then be delineated.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Delineate the broad range of negative sequelae associated with adverse childhood experiences.
  2. Describe mechanisms by which adverse childhood experiences 'get under the skin' to confer risk for deleterious mental and physical health outcomes.
  3. List key factors associated with promoting resilience and recovery following adversity.

 


About #ADAA2020 Jerylin Ross Lecturer Dr. Joan Kaufman, PhD

Joan Kaufman received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Yale University where she served on faculty from 1998-2015.  In 2015 she was recruited to Baltimore to serve as Director of Research at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She also holds an appointment as a Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and in the Division of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Kaufman’s research is in the area of child abuse and neglect, spans from neurobiology to social policy, and uses tools from psychology, genetics, and neuroscience to understand mechanisms of risk and resilience in vulnerable children.  Dr. Kaufman is also first author on KSADS child psychiatric diagnostic interview which has been translated into more than 30 languages and updated to a web-based computer-administered format.  As a developer of the KSADS, Dr. Kaufman has served as a consultant on numerous federally-funded and industry-sponsored child psychiatric clinical trials. Dr. Kaufman has also written a book titled Broken Three Times: A Story of Child Abuse in America.

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This program is sponsored by:
VistaGen Therapeutics 

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