"We Are the Medicine: Human Development and Child Well Being in an Era of Ordinary Magic"

Christy Bethell, Director, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative; Professor of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University

  • Wednesday January 17, 2018 from 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Pike Auditorium, 22 Biobehavioral Health Building


"We are the Medicine: Human Development and Child Well Being in an Era of Ordinary Magic"

Dr. Bethell will present findings from a four-year national effort to address childhood adversity and promote child well being in children's health services and communities. The resulting "We Are the Medicine" agenda seeks to advance a new 5th wave, integrative public health model that weaves together streams of human development, neurobiological, social sciences and mind-body research related to preventing and addressing childhood adversity to promote positive health and well being. With a focus on the relevance to and implications for children's health services research and policy, Dr. Bethell will emphasize the central role of building norms for self-reflection, growth mindsets and the "will to be well" among children, families and communities and the proactive cultivation of safe, stable, nurturing relationships and personal engagement and mindfulness as a matter of public health.


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