Sandra Twardosz, Professor Emerita, UTK Department of Child & Family Studies in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences will present “Neuroscience Perspectives on Child Maltreatment: an Introduction” on March 23.
This presentation will focus on some effects of child maltreatment on brain development which can lead to differences in brain anatomy and functioning with enduring consequences for mental health. It is particularly appropriate for instructors of undergraduate child development courses, and a wider audience interested in the relevance of neuroscience for understanding development. Basic information about the brain, functioning of the stress system, and epigenetics will be provided. More information about the event can be found on the UTK Calendar.
The event will be held in room 425 of the Jessie Harris Building from 3:00-4:00 P.M.