The Heroin epidemic in our community begs us to look to research for root cause and correlative connections. Research points to the increased likelihood of substance abuse, mental and physical health issues and behavior concerns when there is significant exposure to childhood adversity and childhood trauma. This session will discuss the research findings, provide a foundation for understanding the potential for prevention and recovery when neuroscience informs how we work with children and families.
Please join us for an exciting opportunity to learn:
- The impact toxic stress and childhood adversity has on brain development, behavior and substance abuse/addiction
- Ways to recognize how trauma effects health and social outcomes
- Ways to better engage patients, clients, neighbors, friends and family to help build protective factors in our community