VIDEOS TAGGED HERTZMAN
HELP Fall Expo 2012 Trailer and Keynote Preview
Join us on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 for HELP's Fall Research Expo 2012!
Last year’s Research Exposition connected the dots across the first 10 years of HELP’s research. This year, we will focus on the future, highlighting emerging child development research at HELP. We will highlight:
- The Middle Years Development Instrument in British Columbia
- Child Development Trajectories: Looking Forward to the Future
- Monitoring Rights in Early Childhood
The full day event will comprise of a morning keynote session, hosted by Dr. Clyde Hertzman, which will explore the three research streams. It will continue with a number of afternoon workshops on HELP research topics, offering participants an opportunity to examine the research streams in more depth, exchange ideas and build skills.
Posted:Oct. 4, 2012, 10:21 a.m.
Now online: Presentations from the December 2011 Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences
Entitled Biological Embedding of Early Social Adversity: From Fruit Flies to Kindergarters, the Sackler Colloquia focused on socioeconomic position as the single most powerful determinant of health and development within every human society on earth. Rapidly accumulating evidence suggests that differential exposure to early childhood adversities contributes strongly to the observed social disparities in mental and physical health, cognitive and socioemotional development, and lifetime educational and economic attainment. Studies in a broad array of species, ranging from invertebrates to human and nonhuman primates, are elucidating fundamental mechanisms by which social stratification is induced and maintained and by which socially partitioned adversities are transduced into neurobiological and genomic processes. Using new developmental neurogenomic approaches, science is poised to finally understand why disease, disorder and developmental misfortune are so unevenly distributed within human populations. This colloquium convened a world class, cross disciplinary assembly of basic, biomedical, and social scientists to explore the biological embedding of early social adversity across multiple species, from fruit flies to human kindergartners.
Speakers included Clyde Hertzman, Tom Boyce, Janet Werker, Michael Kobor and many others. See HELP researcher presentation below and visit the Sackler Colloquia's YouTube Channel to view the other presentations.
The Arthur M. Sackler ...
Posted:Jan. 18, 2012, 11:58 a.m.
2011 Fall Research Exposition Event Summary
Thank you for participating in HELP’s Fall Research Exposition: 10 Years of Insight - Connecting the Dots. The day was a great success. This page is intended to provide you with access to resources that will help you continue this important work in your own community. Please click here for a PDF of the agenda from this event.
The 'Cell to Society' Approach to Early Child Development
Dr. Clyde Hertzman, Director, HELP
What the Genes Remember: The New Epigenetics of Early Life
Dr. W. Thomas Boyce, Professor, HELP and CCCHR
Does Canada Work for All Generations?
Dr. Paul Kershaw, Associate Professor, CFIS, HELP
International Dialogue (Session 1): How to Put Research into Action in Communities
Dr. Joan Lombardi, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development, U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services
Anne Hanning, Indigenous Researcher and National Coordinator, Australian Early Development Index
Tracy Smyth, Community Facilitator, Alberni Valley Make Children First Network
Dr. Jennifer E.V. Lloyd
Early experiences matter: Lasting effect of concentrated disadvantage on children’s language and cognitive outcomes (PDF)
Dr. Brenda Poon and the Early Childhood Screening Research and Evaluation Unit
Early Childhood Screening Research and Evaluation (PDF ...
Posted:Nov. 9, 2011, 12:52 p.m.
Three new HELP videos
Watch the three new short videos of Clyde Hertzman, Tom Boyce and Paul Kershaw discussing their work and its importance.
Dr. Hertzman presents HELP's cell to society research model used to explore early childhood development. Dr. Boyce discusses how the stresses and adversities of growing up in socio-economically disadvantaged environments get inside us and affect the biology that determines lifelong metal and physical illness. Finally, Dr. Kershaw explains why it is in everyone's interest to shape public policy to support young families with children.
Posted:Oct. 18, 2011, 2:43 p.m.