Center on Children & Families Neuroscience Events

Seeds of Violence:

Toxic Stress and the Effects on the Developing Brain


(Open To the Public)

November 14, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gainesville, FL

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. BJ Casey – Cornell University
Dr. Dan Goldowitz – University of British Columbia

This event is open to the public.

Registration Here

Early registration deadline is September 14, 2014 $20 per person $10 for students.

Event Sponsors

Center on Children & Families at the College of Law
River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding
Bob Graham Center for Public Service
Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic (The Source Program)


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.”