Toxic Stress in Low-Income Families: Understanding Long-Term Effects

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM CDT

A Free Live Webcast from the Office of Family Assistance!

Toxic Stress in Low-Income Families: Understanding Long-Term Effects

The Office of Family Assistance, through its Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) efforts, is excited to invite you to participate in a free live Expert Panel webcast on the important topic of toxic stress in childhood. This moderated discussion will bring together preeminent, nationally recognized experts and practitioners to describe toxic stress, how exposure to childhood toxic stress can have life-long consequences as adults, and how practitioners and community-based organizations are working to prevent toxic stress exposure in children and ameliorate its effects on adults, strengthening families and communities.

Date: Wednesday, May 21 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT

For more details and information on how to register visit the NRFC Events Calendar.

This webcast will:

  • Describe the different types of stress children experience, including toxic stress;

  • Educate family strengthening providers and other stakeholders on how exposure to toxic stress can create life-long physical and mental challenges;

  • Document how those changes affect adults' abilities to be self-sufficient, parent effectively, be good spouses and contribute to their communities; and

  • Highlight innovative approaches human service providers are using to preventing toxic stress among children and/or ameliorate those effects among adults.