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PHO Rounds: Early Childhood Development knowledge use in education and social service sectors
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 345
Health Promotion
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Rounds
Format: In Person; Webinar

Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

This presentation explores the environmental and relational stressors that impact child development through their experiences in families and the child welfare system.  Dr. Jenkins will discuss how stressors in families affect brain development and healthy developmental trajectories in children.  Cross-generational cycles of disadvantage and inequality expose children to additional negative impacts.   Dr. Filippelli will explore the profile of infants and families investigated by the Ontario child welfare system and factors associated with service provision, including a secondary analysis of the 2013 Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect.  These research studies underscore the importance of providing available and accessible community support systems including child care, education and economic assistance.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.​​ ​

Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Jenkins and Dr. Joanne Filippelli

Professor Jennifer Jenkins is the Atkinson Chair of Early Child Development and Education and Director of the Atkinson Centre and Director of Academic Programs at the University of Toronto. She is a clinical and developmental psychologist. Her research examines the influence of marital, parental and sibling relationships on developmental health.
Dr. Joanne Filippelli is a Research Associate at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She recently completed her PhD. Joanne’s research focuses on infants and the child welfare system’s response. She also worked in the child welfare system for over 15 years in various capacities.  

PHO Rounds: Early Years upcoming sessions:

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Dr. Stephen Lye

More information to follow.

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lisa Wolff

More information to follow.

To view any of the past PHO Rounds: Early Years Sessions:


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