ALISON RICHMAN LECTURE ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: Addressing Social Determinants to Optimize Infant Development

Overview: This presentation will provide an overview of adverse exposures and what is known about their influence on child development discussing exposure to poverty, crime, as well as pre- and postnatal exposures to psychopathology and substance use, and how these factors relate to racial inequities. Research from Cynthia Rogers, MD, and her collaborators will be reviewed along with work from others. Ongoing longitudinal studies examining the role of social determinants on neonatal brain development and subsequent social-emotional development will be emphasized along with discussions about prevention and intervention strategies to optimize child development.

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022: 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. EST


Stacey B. Stephens, LCSW-C

Director of the B’more for Healthy Babies Upton/Druid Heights and Early Learning Programming at Promise Heights at the University of Maryland School of Social Work

Cynthia Rogers, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Washington University

Kay Connors, LCSW-C

Instructor, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Executive Director, Taghi Modarressi Center for Infant Study; Program Director, Baltimore-Network of Early Services Transformation (B-NEST)

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