Using Science to Understand the Effects of Adversity and Build Resilience
JACK P. SHONKOFF, M.D., Director, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
February 21, 2019
Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, will address how new science is changing how we think about early childhood adversity and resilience – and how early experiences affect lifelong health and development. He will emphasize the need to address (and measure) individual differences in response to adversity and to intervention in very young children, and show how we can move beyond the current definition of “evidence-based” programs to answer a more precise set of questions that can better support breakthrough impacts at scale.