Early Brain and Child Development and Reducing Toxic Stress

Learn the latest research about early brain and child development from ECELS Pediatric Advisor, Beth DelConte, MD, FAAP in this updated webinar. Find out how you can support young children and their families to promote healthy development and reduce toxic stress in this webinar presented on Thursday, September 17, 2015. 

This webinar is designed for child care program directors, family child care providers, health professionals, child care health consultants, child care health advocates, supervisory staff, Regional Key staff, instructors and MIECHV home visitors. Participants will receive 1.5 hours of professional development credit for participating and submitting an evaluation. PA Key, Act 48 and CEU/CME professional development credit from University of Pittsburgh will be available.  PA Key and Act 48 credit are available for the recorded version.  To listen to the recording, click here.

Participants will learn how to:
1. Discuss the basic research of Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD) and the negative impact of toxic stress.
2. Understand the lifetime effects of toxic stress on education, health and productivity.
3. Promote positive parenting and other supports for emerging social, emotional, and language skills which can buffer toxic stress.
4. Access Pennsylvania - specific early childhood supports which exist in the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to promote optimal EBCD.