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Developmental differences in children who have experienced adversity

April 20, 2018 at 11:17 AM

*From the NZFVC*

When: Wednesday 2 May 2018, 3-4pm NZST (1-2pm AEST).

Where: Online webinar.

Organised by Child Family Community Australia (CFCA).

FreeRegister now.

Presenter: Dr Sara McLean

Emerging evidence from the field of trauma and neurobiology shows that childhood adversity and maltreatment affects children’s development and increases their vulnerability for a range of mental health concerns later in life. These developmental differences can include:

  • Difficulty with executive functioning
  • Diminished social reward
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Enhanced threat bias

This webinar will outline emerging evidence on developmental differences in children that are linked to exposure to early adversity and toxic stress. In particular, this webinar will highlight four key developmental differences and the implications for psychologists, mental health social workers and therapeutic specialists. You are encouraged to test your system before the webinar, and read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Category: Training