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. This information will inform further discussion of the clinical and educational implications related to a neurodevelopmental approach to child maltreatment and suggest new directions for clinical and educational approaches.
- Provide an overview of key principles of neurodevelopment crucial for understanding the role of experience in defining functional and physical organization of the brain.
- Describe the emerging clinical and research findings in maltreated children that suggest the negative impact of abuse, neglect and trauma on brain development.
- Outline the clinical and educational implications of a neurodevelopmental approach to child maltreatment.
- Discuss the role of public policy, preventative practices, assessment, interventions, and classroom considerations in context of the impact of maltreatment on children's emotional, behavioral, cognitive, social and physical health.
April 17, 2020
8:00 a.m. Coffee & Registration
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Lunch not included)
Victoria Inn Winnipeg
1808 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3H 0G3
Session Fee: $150
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.is the Senior Fellow of The Child Trauma Academy, a Community of Practice based in Houston, TX, and Professor (Adjunct) in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago and the School of Allied Health, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Perry is the author of over 500 journal articles, book chapters and scientific proceedings. His clinical research over the last ten years has been focused on integrating emerging principles of developmental neuroscience into clinical practice. This work has resulted in the development of innovative clinical practices and programs working with maltreated and traumatized children, most prominently the Neurosequential Model©, a developmentally sensitive, neurobiology-informed approach to clinical work (NMT), education (NME) and caregiving (NMC).