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Neuroscience: Using neuroscience to build a healthy community

While it might sound strange at first, a child’s developing brain has certain expectations from its environment. Consistent and responsive care are important for a healthy child...

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Neuroscience: How experiences influence brain function and long-term health

It has been said that “it takes a village to raise a child” and understanding neuroscience can be one of the building blocks for that village. How important are relationships,...

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Neuroscience: What is neuroscience, and why are relationships so important?

What is neuroscience, and why are relationships so important to how our brains function? Researchers who study neuroscience and behavior have discovered that one of the biggest...

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Three-part Zoom series on neuroscience and behavior launches in March

How your brain works impacts not only your behavior, but also your worldview. Early environments and experiences affect the brain and overall health, research has shown....

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The Forest and the Trees

Notre Dame research provides complementary angles on childhood adversity Steven King, 7, builds a tower with Lego blocks at Notre Dame’s William J. Shaw Center for Children and...

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Psychologist Awarded $2.7 Million Grant to Evaluate Interventions to Improve Mental and Physical Health in Maltreated Children

Kristin Valentino is dedicated to understanding how adversity in early childhood — such as chronic poverty or maltreatment — can affect children’s mental and physical health...

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Healing Words, Healing Works: Supporting Recovery from Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse and neglect leads to destructive behavioral and physical health problems among millions of children each year. This talk will address how to support recovery from...

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