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Celebrating a new pediatric success: Addressing childhood toxic stress and adversities


Annual John Cockerham Doctors Day Lecture
Celebrating a New Pediatric Success: Addressing Childhood Toxic Stress and Adversities

Presented by
Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP
Emeritus Chair and Professor of Pediatrics
The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine
Past President (2011-2012), The American Academy of Pediatrics

Newly developing neuroscience and genetics information underscores the immediate need to address childhood adversities and toxic stress in relation to overall health and well-being during childhood and adult life. The relationship of brain health with overall health, when properly recognized and addressed during routine pediatric child care creates a new era for pediatrician generalists and specialists alike.

Learning Objectives
Attendees of this session will be able to:

  1. Apply the appropriate assessment of childhood “ecology” to the formation of diagnostic impressions
  2. List and understand the differences between normal, tolerable, and toxic stress
  3. List several Capacities defining “resilience”

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