The Biological Embedding of Child Abuse, and Implications for Policy and Practice: CFP Webinar

This webinar was hosted by the University-Based Child and Family Policy (CFP) Consortium, which is run in collaboration with the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). Drs. Cheryl Boyce and Valerie Maholmes from the National Institutes of Health moderated the webinar. Drs. Seth Pollak (University of Wisconsin – Madison) and Sara Jaffee (University of Pennsylvania) served as presenters. Dr. Caitlin McPherran Lombardi (Boston College) organized the webinar. The webinar was held on December 2, 2014.


The presentation by Dr. Pollak drew on his research, including findings from a study recently published in Child Development on “Associations Between Early Life Stress and Gene Methylation in Children” (Click HERE to access the full paper). The presentation by Dr. Jaffee drew on her research, including a recently published SRCD Social Policy Report on “The Biological Embedding of Child Abuse and Neglect: Implications for Policy and Practice” (Click HERE to access the full report and click HERE for the two-page policy brief).


Webinar recording available on the SRCD YouTube channel
Presentation slides available here