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FPG CCHD Seminar — Addressing the Impact of Adversity across the Lifespan: Understanding Mechanisms & Interventions

August 22, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

The UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) is pleased to announce the theme for the Carolina Consortium on Human Development (CCHD) series for Fall 2022. This consortium series, Trauma in the Lives of Children and Youth: Current research directions across diverse disciplines, contexts, and methodologies, will be virtual.

FPG’s upcoming CCHD seminar will be presented by Ilana Berman, PhD, Addressing the Impact of Adversity across the Lifespan: Understanding Mechanisms & Interventions, August 22 at 2:00 pm.

Childhood trauma is a well-established risk factor for a range of developmental, mental, and physical health consequences. Developmental literature documents delays in or deficits of multisystem achievements in behavioral, cognitive, and emotional regulation and in important arenas such as education, work, and social relationships over the lifespan. Over the past few decades there have been tremendous progress in understanding the long-reaching effects of childhood trauma. However, the mechanisms underlying the association between trauma and health and development across the lifespan remain unclear.

During the semester, we will explore theoretical models and research designs across relevant disciplines and discuss how the integration of cross-disciplinary methodologies and measures may yield more robust study designs to inform interventions. Recent advances into the neural and biological processes associated with trauma underscore the need for interdisciplinary collaboration to understand the complexity of childhood trauma. We will examine the role of context, culture, and systemic social structures and inequities in shaping risk and protective factors among children, youth, and families.

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To view the complete schedule (fall 2022), visit here:


August 22, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm




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Bharathi Zvara
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