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April 11, 2014 – Seeds of Violence: Toxic Stress and the Effects on the Developing Brain

April 11, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
at the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida

Join renowned neurodevelopmental psychologist Daniel Goldowitz, Ph.D., from Vancouver, B.C., for a discussion of current, cutting-edge research on toxic stress and its effect on the developing brains of young children.

This event is by invitation only (space limited) and will include local professionals who work with children and families, along with UF academics who develop and teach curricula that affect families.  Joining forces and resources, we will begin a conversation about how to transform contemporary research into practices that help all children reach their fullest potential.

A boxed lunch will be served, along with the opportunity to discuss with other professionals/agencies/departments about the implication of neuroscience research on our “communities.”

Program Schedule

Seeds of Violence: Toxic Stress & the Developing Brain

April 11, 2014
University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law

8:30 a.m – 8:45 a.m.    Registration in Room 345 (third floor Holland Hall)   
8:45 a.m – 9:00 a.m    Welcome & Introductions   
9:00 a.m – 9:15 a.m    Setting the Stage – Dr. Nancy Hardt, University of Florida   
9:15 a.m – 10:00 a.m    Dr. Dan Goldowitz, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, B.C.   
10:00 a.m – 10: 15 a.m    Break   
10:15 a.m – 11:30 a.m    Dr. Dan Goldowitz, Continued   
11:30 a.m – 11:45 a.m    Afternoon instructions   
11:45 a.m – 12:00 p.m    Pick-up Boxed Lunch – Faculty Lounge 3rd Floor   
12:00 p.m – 1:30 p.m    Academic Professionals return to 345, session facilitated by Dr. Amy Blue, University of Florida Child/Community Professionals go to Room 382, session facilitated by Dr. Nancy Hardt   
1:35 p.m – 2:30 p.m    Summation – everyone return to 345   

*Breakout sessions are designed to facilitate discussions about how to incorporate the latest toxic trauma research into systems that educate/train current and future professional who impact children and young adults.


University of Florida Levin College of Law
2500 SW 2nd Avenue, 345 Holland Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611

Parking restrictions have been lifted on April 11th in the Green Lots surrounding the law school. Those lots are located on the east and south side of the law school and there is also some parking along Village Drive. You will not need a decal or parking pass.

We will have signs on the ground level directing you to the elevator that will take you to the 3rd floor of Holland Hall. Registration will be immediately to your right as you exit the elevator. We will have light refreshments for you when you arrive. The program will begin promptly at 8:45 so please arrive early.

Contact Information
If you have any questions regarding this event feel free to call Debbie Kelley at 352-273-0613 or email

Event Sponsors

Center on Children & Families at the College of Law
River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding
Bob Graham Center for Public Service
Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic (The Source Program)

Other Important Links

ACES Too High
Alberta Wellness Initiative
CARE-UF Community Action Resources for Engagement
Dan Goldowitz


April 11th from 9 – 11 am
Watch live web cast here.

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