Early Childhood Experiences: What Research Tells Us About Brain Development
Thursday, August 26, 2021, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Listeners will learn about brain development in early childhood and the effects of environment on brain architecture. Dr. Zeanah will also help attendees understand the developing brain as a system that can be damaged and needs nurturing from its environment in order to grow.
About the Speaker: Charles Zeanah, Jr., MD, has worked clinically and studied children exposed to violence for over 30 years. Throughout his career, Dr. Zeanah has studied the effects of adverse early experiences, including trauma, abuse, and neglect on young children’s development. He has been a leader in infant mental health, exploring attachment and attachment disorders in conditions of extreme risk. He also has studied interventions designed to enhance recovery following exposure to adverse experiences and has published widely on these topics.
Dr. Zeanah is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. At a policy level, he serves on the DCFS Internal Advisory Group and directs Tulane’s Early Childhood Policy Leadership Institute.
Dr. Zeanah has won numerous awards for his outstanding work, including the Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Blanche F. Ittelson Award for Research in Child Psychiatry, the Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention from the American Psychiatric Association, the Serge Lebovici Award from the World Association for Infant Mental Health, and many more.
THIS IS A MONTHLY SERIES HOSTED BY LOUISIANA CASA – CURRENTLY SCHEDULED THROUGH JUNE 30, 2022. Sign up for each month separately.