PDG B-5 TA Center 2020 Annual Meeting - Closing Plenary

In the closing plenary session, federal representatives provided closing comments and shared resources and funding opportunities from their agencies that PDG B-5 Grantees and other states can take advantage of to strengthen early childhood systems. Guest speaker, Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, Medical Director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin, spoke about early brain development and how trauma interferes with it, how supportive relationships between adults and children are tied to healthy brain development and can serve as a buffer against trauma, potential strategies for promoting supportive adult-child relationships including the reading of books to children, and the critical need for supporting families now more than ever due to COVID-19, increased family poverty, and social conflict.


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