The Science of Adversity

Published: December, 2020

On Thursday 17th December 2020 Dr Sarah Temple presented and then  led  a discussion for a members only webinar with the Association of Child Protection Professionals. On 4th Feb 3.30pm, 11 March 3.30pm, April 13th 1 am and  May 5th 1pm Sarah and Liz will host MACE networking events on this Zoom link :

The three questions posed relate to the science of adversity and the biology of resilience:

  • what do you know about how we respond physiologically to excessive or toxic stress?
  • why are the first two years of life so important?
  • how can partnership agencies work together to embed this science into communities? 

Click here for the powerpoint  and watch the video of Sarah presenting:

Click here for more information about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and links to the latest research.

Click here for Professor Jack Shonkoff's recent podcast - Connecting Health and Learning - the significance of Early Years for lifelong physical and mental health and to access the complete series of CDC Brain Architect podcasts. 

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