Picower Institute Spring Symposium: Early Life Stress & Mental Health
Monday, May 10, 2021 at 9:00am to 3:00pmVirtual Event
Though studies show that abuse, neglect or trauma during childhood can lead to lifelong struggles including in mental health, research also indicates that solutions and interventions at various stages of life can be developed to help. And while many people may remain resilient or do not experience acute stresses, a lack of opportunity early in life, including because of poverty and systemic racism, can still constrain their ability to realize their full potential. In what ways are health and other outcomes affected? What can individuals and institutions do to enhance opportunity?
The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory's biennial spring symposium, "Early Life Stress & Mental Health,” will examine these issues. The daylong event will feature talks by neuroscientists, policy experts, physicians, educators and activists as they discuss how our experiences and biology work together to affect how our minds develop and what can be accomplished in helping people overcome early disadvantages.