Post Event Wrap-up: Toxic Stress and Early Childhood


Toxic Stress and Early Childhood: What Policy Makers and Funders Need to Know

Friday, November 14, 2014 - Texas State Capitol Auditorium & Legislative Conference Center

The Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs, TexProtects, and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) co-hosted the event to inform policy makers, professionals, and academics about the impacts of early childhood adversity on physiological development.

Opening remarks were provided by Representative John Zerwas (Texas House of Representatives, District 28), and the keynote speaker was Dr. Andrew Garner, one of the nation’s leading pediatric neuroscientists studying the effects of toxic stress on early brain development.

Sasha Rasco (Director of Prevention and Early Intervention and Contract Performance, DFPS), Sarah Abrahams (Director of Health Coordination and Consumer Services, HHSC), Madeline McClure (Executive Director, TexProtects), and Associate Professor and CFRP Director, Cynthia Osborne provided insights on the implications for Texas children and families.

Click here for the full event wrap up including presentations and related resources. 

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