Online Program

Impact of Social and Economic Disadvantage on Brain Development

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Olga Acosta Price, PhD, Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, George Washington University, Washington, DC
This presentation will explore the neuroscience of adolescent development in the context of chronic stress.  Among other points, it will detail how chronic stress derails healthy brain development, impacts behavior, learning, and further erodes a teen’s ability to weather normal stress.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Explain the influence of social and environmental stressors on the neurological development of urban minority youth. Describe the impact of this on cognition and behavior.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Olga Acosta Price is director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools at the GW University Milken Institute SPH, and is associate professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health at the University. She is a clinical psychologist with postdoctoral training in school mental health. Dr. Acosta Price has a strong interest in prevention and early intervention programs that address the mental health needs of vulnerable children and their families.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.