ALISON RICHMAN LECTURE ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: Addressing Social Determinants to Optimize Infant Development
Overview: This presentation will provide an overview of adverse exposures and what is known about their influence on child development discussing exposure to poverty, crime, as well as pre-and postnatal exposures to psychopathology and substance use, and how these factors relate to racial inequities. Research from Dr. Rogers and her collaborators will be reviewed along with work from others. Ongoing longitudinal studies examining the role of social determinants on neonatal brain development and subsequent social-emotional development will be emphasized along with discussions about prevention and intervention strategies to optimize child development.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 5:30 - 7:00PM EST
Stacey B. Stephens LCSW-C
Director of the B’more for Healthy Babies Upton/Druid Heights and Early Learning Programming at Promise Heights at the University of Maryland School of Social Work
Cynthia Rogers, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Washington University
Kay Connors, LCSW-C
Instructor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Executive Director, Taghi Modarressi Center for Infant Study, Program Director, Baltimore-Network of Early Services Transformation (B-NEST)