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NW CHILDREN’S FUND 2017 COMMUNITY FORUM AND COMMUNITY CONVERSATION RESOURCES

NW Children’s Fund hosted a Community Conversation with Jorge Barón and Dr. Michael McNeil on May 22, 2017. Please enjoy the Powerpoint presentation and video from our discussion about the children and families impacted by the immigration climate in our community today.

“Immigration Policy & Childhood Adversity” PowerPoint Presentation

 

NWCF 2017 Forum banner after

At the NW Children’s Fund Forum on January 31, 2017, Dr. Linda Chamberlain shared insights into the unique characteristics of the adolescent brain. Approximately 450 parents and youth-serving individuals – from schools, universities, nonprofits, courts, health care and more – gathered to learn how brain development influences the way adolescents experience and behave in the world. Please enjoy the Powerpoint presentation, article and video from the Forum. 

“The Amazing Adolescent Brain” PowerPoint Presentation

“The Amazing Adolescent Brain: What Every Educator, Youth Serving Professional and Healthcare Provider Needs to Know” by Dr. Linda Chamberlain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    RESOURCES FROM PAST FORUMS

     2016 NWCF Forum: 

Childhood Trauma and Toxic Stress: Effective Brain-Based Strategies to Build Resiliency

2016 Forum Video
2016 Forum PowerPoint Deck

        From the NWCF Spring 2016 Newsletter: Childhood Trauma and Toxic Stress: NW Children’s Fund Forum Highlights Essential Resilience-Building Work

     2015 NWCF Forum: 

Childhood Adversity and the Developing Brain: Using Neuroscience to Inform Effective Interventions

2015 Forum Video
2015 Forum PowerPoint Deck

        From the NWCF Spring 2015 Newsletter: Childhood Adversity and the Developing Brain: Newest Brain Science Digs Deeper into ACEs

     Additional Reading & Videos

Trauma and the Brain Handout & Tips 2014
How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development
TED Talk: How childhood trauma affects health
across a lifetime (Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris)