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Parents lay the ground work for healthy child development, learning and resiliency. Poor parenting can have adverse long-term effects. Information about parenting can be helpful, but has limited long-term impact because stress, angry feelings, and isolation interfere.
This presentation will discuss the impact of poor parenting on children's brain development and learning, and clinical and program strategies to help parents facilitate their aspirations for their children. The latter includes understanding the impact of their childhood experience that goes beyond an adverse childhood experience (ACE) score; identifying and treating common mental health problems; and possessing a mindset that raising a child is hard and that all parents need help. Finally, a community-wide approach, such as social marketing, is needed to change social norms and re-imagine parenting.
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Presenter: Dr. Barry Zuckerman
Dr. Barry Zuckerman is Professor and Chair Emeritus of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center. He is a national and international leader in child health and development. His research focuses on the interplay among biological, social and psychological factors as they contribute to children's health and development. Dr. Zuckerman and colleagues have developed four programs that transformed health care to better meet the needs of low income and minority children: Reach Out and Read, Medical-Legal Partnership, Health Leads and Healthy Steps.
In addition to more than 250 scientific publications, he has edited nine books, including three editions of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics: Handbook for Primary Care. He has served on prestigious national committees, including National Commission on Children, Carnegie Commission on Young Children, and Bright Futures,. He has received numerous national and international awards, including the C. Anderson Aldrich Award for Child Development and the Joseph St. Geme Award for Leadership from the American Academy of Pediatrics , and the Policy and Advocacy Award and Health Care Delivery Award from the Academic Pediatric Association. He has consulted in Turkey, Bangladesh, and Thailand regarding child development.
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