Those working with young children have long known the importance of early experiences and relationships in healthy child development. Newer terms such as toxic stress and ACES are used when describing these not-so-new ideas, and are particularly important when working with families impacted by substance abuse. During this webinar, learners will expand their current knowledge about early development to include up-to-date science that is accessible and useful in daily real-life interactions. Using a case-based approach, participants will apply new knowledge to familiar scenarios to enhance their engagement with high-risk young children and families.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
About the Presenter
Alison Schonwald, MD, Dr. Schonwald is the Co-Training Director in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Children’s Hospital, Boston. After her undergraduate education at Yale University and then medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Schonwald completed pediatric residency and developmental-behavioral pediatrics fellowship at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, where she joined the faculty in 2001. She is board certified in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Schonwald serves on local, state and national committees, for the MA Department of Early Education and Care, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Schonwald’s clinical and research interests range from early diagnosis of developmental disabilities to psychopharmacology for children with a variety of developmental disorders. She created both www.developmentalscreening.organd www.autismscreening.org, where pediatricians can learn how to implement screening into practice, and is the author of Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Potty Training Problems.