Healthy Brains/ Healthy Families

April 13, 2016


Presenter: Michael Brink and Heidi Wettlaufer, Consultants with Early Intervention Technical Assistance, part of the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network


Session Description: In this brief webinar we will explore the basics of how a young child’s brain develops and the impact of brain development on behavior and learning.  We’ll discuss significant factors that contribute to healthy brain development and how to build parent knowledge and capacity to support healthy brain development in their children. The definition of and impact of trauma on brain development will be described and resources will be shared.

Transcript Healthy Brains/Healthy Families (PDF)



Video links

Dr. Daniel Siegel presenting a Hand Model of the Brain

BRAIN POWER: From Neurons to Networks

Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry

The Science of Resilience