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March 2018

From Whippin’ to Coffin: Inside the Brains of Traumatized Children

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Urban Families, 2201 North Monroe Street
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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From Whippin to Coffin - Inside the Brains of Traumatized Children

What happens to the brains of children exposed to high levels of abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction? What is it that shortens their "fuse," makes "typical" tasks difficult, and potentially shortens their lifespan?¬† And, more importantly, what can we, as a community, do about it? We will dive into how stress (that we have difficulty coping with) changes our brains to allow us to survive. We'll explore the science of epigenetics and how what happens to us can turn genes…

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April 2018

DNA Is Not Destiny – Breaking Down Biological Obstacles to Success

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Epigenetics and the Brain Science of Trauma

As a follow-up to our March event, we will be screening DNA is Not Destiny, one of the films from the Raising of America series produced by California Newsreel. This film will build upon and reinforce concepts raised at TCC's March event, highlighting the fact that everything in a child's¬†environment including diet, environmental toxins, safety, housing, and parental stress can impact long-term chances for success in life. As we prepare for the Marland primary elections, this film highlights several issues…

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