2017 Forum

The Center for Children and Families presents our eighth annual forum on "Biobehavioral Effects of Early Adversity: Implications for Prevention and Intervention" on Friday, October 20th from 9am - 2pm at Communities Foundation of Texas.

The Forum will feature Dr. Seth Pollak from The University of Wisconsin, Madison, as the keynote speaker. Dr. Pollak studies mechanisms of emotional development that address the link between early adverse experiences and later psychological difficulties. His work helps generate new prevention and intervention efforts with children at risk, and have included in-service trainings for public entities providing treatments for children with disruptive behavioral disorders.

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Where is the Forum?

This year's forum will be held at Communities Foundation of Texas (5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas TX 75225)

What is the cost of the Forum?

The cost of the forum is $30 (includes light breakfast and lunch) and $15 for faculty, staff, and students of UTD (Comet Card required at check-in). Scholarship opportunities are available. Please contact ccf@utdallas.edu for more information.

Will Continuing Education Units (CEUs) be available?

Yes. UT Dallas is an approved continuing education provider for the State of Texas through the Texas Education Agency. This workshop has been approved for 3.75 hours of continuing education for Social Workers, LPCs, and LMFTs by the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

What is the schedule for the event?

See the schedule here.

How do I register?

Online registration is required. 

Interested in sponsoring the event?

Please contact Rachel Berglund (rachel.berglund@utdallas.edu) for more information.

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