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Toxic Stress in Children: Implications for health through the life course, July 27, 2016, Columbia, Missouri

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Toxic Stress in Children

Implications for health through the life course

July 27, 2016

10 am—2 pm

First State Community Bank, Community Room

300 Diego Ct, Columbia, MO 65203


10:00 am         Introductions

10:15 am         Toxic Stress in Children Implications for health through the life course,

Kenneth Haller, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

11:30 am         Lunch

12:00 am         What communities can do or are doing about toxic stress? (Small group activity

  • What are the greatest sources of stress in children’s environments or threats to their well-being in our community?
  • How might an understanding of toxic stress lead us to change the way we go about our current work?
  • Who are the key players who need to be engaged in the work to address harmful conditions for children that can generate a toxic stress response?

1:00 pm            Gallery walk

1:15 pm             Small group presentations

2:00 pm           Closing

Other resources on toxic stress:

  1. The Crisis Within: How Toxic Stress and Trauma Endanger Our Children, Nancy Cambria, St Louis Post-Dispatch
  2. Toxic Stress gets the spotlight at St Louis med schools, Nancy Cambria, St Louis Post-Dispatch
  3. Attacking the vicious cycle caused by toxic stress, St Louis Post-Dispatch
  4. Pediatricians group: Ask parents about poverty, Blythe Bernhard, St Louis Post-Dispatch
  5. Alive and Well STL, a community-wide effort focused on reducing the impact of stress and trauma on our health and well-being. The research is clear. Stress and traumatic experiences are making many of us sick and together are a leading cause of poor health outcomes.

Interested in more toxic stress resources, please consider attending the February 25, 2017 Toxic Stress Conference at Freeman Health System in Joplin, Missouri.



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