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Break the Cycle 12 Conference
April 24-25, 2017
Resilience – The Phenomenon of Overcoming Adversity
FREE to attend - registration is required
Health Research Sciences Building
Rollins Auditorium, 1st Floor
1760 Haygood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322
Join us to explore the role of resilience in promoting success for children vulnerable to harmful environmental circumstances. This dynamic conference will examine how exposure to adverse environmental factors can negatively impact child health, growth and development and look at solutions to breaking this cycle.
Resilience: the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress.
FREE to attend - registration required
Optional Monday Lunch just $10 (must add to registration)
Breakfast and Breaks Included
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
Andrew Geller, PhD, MS
Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Research roadmap: science and scientific gaps to help address different aspects of environmental justice
Ruth Eztel, MD PhD, Director, Office of Children's Health Protection, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Natalie Hernandez, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Post-Doc Fellow, Prevention Research Center, Center of Excellence on Health Disparities, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine
Jessica Spraggins, M.P.H., CCPH Health Education Specialist, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), Centers for Disease Control and Protection
Lucy Hall-Gainer, B.S., NCAC, CASAC, CEO and Founder,
Mary Hall Freedom House
Mel Konner, MD, PhD, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor, Department of Anthropology,
Program in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Emory University
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Impact of incarceration of mothers on children
Drug exposed infants
Early life housing and child behavioral health
Coordinated care for high risk infants
DDT and neurodevelopmental outcomes
Interactive lead hazard education
Urban farming and youth development
About Break the Cycle:
Break the Cycle is a collaborative interdisciplinary research and training program involving university faculty mentors for graduate and undergraduate students in academic tracks focusing on the impact of environmental factors on children’s health.
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000237-03 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications or presentations.
Department of Pediatrics, Emory University
Department of Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine
EPA Region 4
Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
National PEHSU Network
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Sustainability Initiatives at Emory University
Partnerships & Relationships
Get Involved: Sponsorships & Contributions
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