Columbus Speaker Series Event: Understanding Trauma’s Impact on Young Children

In partnership with ZERO TO THREE, GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students is hosting an evening conversation with Dr. Ross Thompson, professor of psychology at the University of California-Davis and director of the Social & Emotional Development Lab. We invite you to come and learn about the powerful impact that trauma has on the young brain, even among infants. Attendees will better understand how trauma affects the socio-emotional, intellectual, and even physical health of infants and toddlers, and how that impact can last a lifetime without meaningful intervention. We will also discuss strategies and promising practices for intervening with a young child who is showing signs of trauma.

About our speaker, Dr. Ross Thompson

Dr. Ross Thompson is a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California-Davis and is director of the Social & Emotional Development Lab.  He has served twice as associate editor of Child Development, was a Senior NIMH Fellow in Law and Psychology at Stanford University in 1989-90, and served on the Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development (1998-2000) and the Committee on the Science of Children Birth to Age 8 (2013-15) of the National Research Council/Institute of Medicine.  His books include Preventing Child Maltreatment Through Social Support: A Critical Analysis (Sage, 1995), The Postdivorce Family (Sage, 1999), Toward a Child-Centered, Neighborhood-Based Child Protection System (Praeger, 2002), Socioemotional Development (Nebraska Symposium on Motivation; University of Nebraska Press, 1990), and Infant-Mother Attachment (Erlbaum, 1985), and he is currently working on Early Brain Development, the Media, and Public Policy.


Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Troy University Riverfront Campus

1510 Whitewater Avenue, Room 213 
Phenix City, Alabama 36867

Free Admission, Seating is Limited


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