CPRC SEMINAR: “The Effects of Adversity on Brain and Behavioral Development: Lessons From the Bucharest Early Intervention Project,” with Prof Nathan Fox

October 26, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Social Work Building, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, ROOM C05

Event Organizer

Columbia Population Research Center

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; REGISTRATION REQUIRED (note: REGISTER link above is for Livestream).
Interested in attending in person? Register HERE.

**1 CEU available for NYS-, NJ-, CA- and CT-licensed social workers**

NOTE: When watching the livestream, the slides will not be shown on the screen. Instead, you can view them here.


Extensive biological and developmental research shows significant neglect—the ongoing disruption or significant absence of caregiver responsiveness—can cause more lasting harm to a young child’s development than overt physical abuse. In this talk Professor Fox will address the case of the millions of children around the world who are experiencing profound psychosocial deprivation from an early age because of being institutionalized. Using recent findings from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project, he will show what happens to brain and behavior when a young child is deprived of key experiences during critical periods in brain and behavioral development. He will consider the impact of high-quality foster care as an intervention for children who have been placed in institutions.


Nathan A. Fox is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland, where he runs the Child Development Lab.

Photo credit: “Eyelashes 1,” by J Stimp via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).