Friday 17 june 2016
9:30 - 17:00h at World Forum Theater
Categories: Neurobiology, Theory, Childhood trauma
The development of a young child is profoundly influenced by experience. Experiences shape the organization of the brain which, in turn, influences the emotional, social, cognitive and physiological activities. Insights into this process come from understanding brain development. This session will provide an overview of key principles of neurodevelopment crucial for understanding the role of experience in defining functional and physical organization of the brain. Additionally, the session will provide an overview of the key functions of the brain, outline the hierarchy of brain development, and provide neurodevelopmental links to key functions of the brain and key times of development.
1. Provide an overview of key principles of neurodevelopment crucial for understanding the role of experience in defining functional and physical organization of the brain
2. Describe the emerging clinical and research findings in maltreated children that suggest the negative impact of abuse, neglect and trauma on brain development
3. Outline the clinical implications of a neurodevelopmental approach to child maltreatment
4. Discuss the role of public policy and preventative practices in context of the impact of maltreatment on children's emotional, behavioral, cognitive, social and physical health