Center on Children & Families Neuroscience Events
Seeds of Violence:
Seeds of Violence: Toxic Stress& the Developing Brain Conference
Developing a Trauma Responsive Community
(Open To the Public)
November 14, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, Gainesville, FL
Early environment is critical in shaping young brains. These influences affect who we are and what we become. Toxic environments can weaken the architecture of the developing brain, leading to lifelong problems in learning, behavior, and physical and mental health.
How can we harness this knowledge to impact children exposed to trauma?
Join members of our Alachua County and UF community for a day of exploration and creation of a coordinated trauma–responsive community.
Everyone is welcome… children, family professionals, academics, educators, policy makers, law enforcement and business owners – anyone with an interest.
Speakers will include BJ Casey, Ph.D., Psychobiologist from the Sackler Institute at Cornell University in NY, Robin Saenger, Founding Director, Peace4Tarpon, and Dan Goldowitz, Ph.D., Psychobiologist from Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia. Participants will also enjoy feedback from several ongoing idea groups and poster presentations.
Dr. BJ Casey – Cornell University
Dr. Dan Goldowitz – University of British Columbia
Robin Saenger – Peace4Tarpon
$20 Registration covers food & drink during breaks and lunch.
Location – Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville
The Hilton has ample parking and a permit is not required. For maps and directions see hotel website above.
Due to the number of disciplines invited to this conference we are not able to provide CE’s. We will however provide attendees with a certificate of attendance.
April 11, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
at the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida
Join renowned neurodevelopmental psychologist Daniel Goldowitz, Ph.D., from Vancouver, B.C., for a discussion of current, cutting-edge research on toxic stress and its effect on the developing brains of young children.
This event is by invitation only (space limited) and will include local professionals who work with children and families, along with UF academics who develop and teach curricula that affect families. Joining forces and resources, we will begin a conversation about how to transform contemporary research into practices that help all children reach their fullest potential.
A boxed lunch will be served, along with the opportunity to discuss with other professionals/agencies/departments about the implication of neuroscience research on our “communities.”