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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
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.
Attendees of this session will be able to:
- Apply the appropriate assessment of childhood “ecology” to the formation of diagnostic impressions
- List and understand the differences between normal, tolerable, and toxic stress
- List several Capacities defining “resilience”
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