Archived/No Longer Available: The Impact of Early Adversity on Brain Development

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Date Developed: 6/27/2008. Source: Center on the Developing Child (Harvard University). Presenter(s): Pat R. Levitt, PhD. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Intermediate. Length: 80 minutes.


This presentation by Dr. Levitt provides a more in-depth look at the influence of significant stress in the early years of life on brain architecture and its implications for emotional development, social competence, and mental health as building blocks for school achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, and healthy communities. Presentation slides are available for use.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.