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Learn the Link between maternal depression and infant child neglect and how systems can work to improve outcomes. Four in ten babies born into poverty (already a risk factor) have been found by researchers to have mothers who experienced some form of depression, and one in ten babies have a mother with severe depression. This underlying risk factor increases the risk of "neglectful" behaviors and substantially impacts the healthy development of infants and children. Recognizing maternal depression as a key factor in cases of neglect and providing collaborative and intentional responses between child welfare, and other public health and social services will benefit infants, children, families, communities and professionals across systems. Join Dr. Janice Gruendel for this informative lecture and consider how you can make a difference. ABOUT THE PRESENTER:Janice M. Gruendel Ph.D. is a senior fellow with the Institute for Child Success and a member of the Harvard Center on the Developing Child’s Frontiers of Innovation Initiative, focused on expanding “science to policy” pathways that incorporate the research on brain development for America’s most vulnerable children and families. She led significant child welfare reform in the State of Connecticut where she served in the administrations of five Governors for nearly 20 years.
Category: Professional Development, Early Childhood Education, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Audience: Professionals - Mental health, Human Services, Medical
Pre-registration required Certificate awarded
CHKD Norfolk (handicap accessible)
601 Children's Lane, 6th Floor Conf. Room
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters