"Taking on Toxic Stress: The Science and Medicine of Trauma”

Heather C. Forkey, MD
Chief, Child Protection Program (CPP)
Director, Foster Children Evaluation Service (FaCES)
UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center
Worcester, MA

Brief Summary of Lecture:
Dr. Forkey will review the concept of toxic stress and its effects on children and their developing brains. She will describe the recent science on the biology of adversity and variable response to trauma and the symptoms of toxic stress in children.

Start Date: April 28
End Date: April 28
Time: 8-9 a.m.


  • John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3 Conference Center
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224