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Understanding The Neuroplasticity Of The Brain: How We Can Maximize The Brain's Ability To Adapt When Addressing Child Abuse And Neglect

TRANSFORM has chosen the theme of resiliency for this year’s webinar series. We are hoping to shed light on how science and practice come together to help us better prevent and address child abuse and neglect. For our first webinar, we will be discussing neuroplasticity of the brain. When children face difficult experiences, their brains can change and adapt and often develop flight or fight responses. Dr. Darcy Mahoney will share her work with children and explore how we can maximize on the amazing capabilities in a child’s early life to promote brain growth and language.

Presenter:

Dr. Darcy Mahoney, PhD, NNP is a neonatal nurse practitioner and researcher, who has advanced nursing research, education, and practice, with a focus on neonatology, infant health, and developmental pediatrics. Her innovative work has led to the creation of programs that improve infant health and developmental outcomes for infants. As the director of infant research at George Washington University’s Autism and Neurodevelopmental Institute, she also advances the body of research in infant health and developmental outcomes in high-risk infants with a focus on understanding the early brain and development trajectories in this population. Her research leverages her knowledge in neonatal nursing, behavioral and cognitive assessment and training in neuroimaging to inform an understanding of multimodal social learning and social perception among high-risk infants and toddlers. NIH, Office of Minority Health, HRSA, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, United Way, and Macy Foundation have funded her work, and she has published in high-quality peer-reviewed inter-professional journals. As a fellow of the American Academy of Nurses, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar Alumna, we are lucky to have her participation for this important webinar.

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Past Events

What Family, Criminal, & Immigration Attorneys Need to Know About Parent-Child Separation

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Current laws and policies regarding the care and treatment of children separated from their parents often land these families in the legal system as they struggle with alternative parenting plans, the termination of parental rights, and immigration issues. The science regarding attachment spotlights the lasting influence of these children’s experiences. In this program, Drs. Jody Todd Manly, Mt. Hope Family Center’s Clinical Director, and Catherine Cerulli, an attorney and current Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the University of Rochester’s Susan B. Anthony Center and the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization, will share and translate evidence-based information regarding the consequences of parent-child separation into practical tools for lawyers. They will also share interviewing techniques and basic principles of trauma-informed lawyering skills needed when dealing with children and parents who have experienced separation.

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Data Sharing: How Can You Share Data to Improve Child Outcomes?

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Learn how we can share data across child welfare, court, and social service systems to improve outcomes for children.

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Parent-Child Separation at the Border and Beyond

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Learn about attachment theory and the impact of parent-child separation.

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An Introduction to TRANSFORM

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Learn about the innovative new research center, TRANSFORM!

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