How Brain Science is Changing Practice to Make A Difference for Children and Families
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Nicole Sherren from the Palix Foundation for our one day workshop in Saskatoon on March 5th, 2020. Converging lines of evidence from neuroscience, molecular biology, genetics, and the social sciences tell that early experiences are literally built into our brains and bodies to affect a life time of learning and health, for good or ill. This has profound implications for programs, and services that support children and families.
Participants will learn how brains are built:
What Kind of Experiences Promote Healthy Brain Architecture?
What Kind of Experiences Derail Healthy Brain Development?
How do These Experiences Affect Life Long Learning, Health and Social Outcomes?
What are the Implications for Program Developers, Facilitators and Workers who are on the Front Lines of Support for Families and Children?
Presenter: Dr. Nicole Sherren
Dr. Nicole Sherren is the Scientific Director and Senior Program Officer with the Palix Foundation. She has a PhD in Neuroscience from Carleton University and moved to Alberta in 2003 to hold an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research/Neuroscience Canada research fellowship at the University of Lethbridge. Her research focus includes experience-based brain development, neurodevelopmental disorders, and brain plasticity. Nicole joined the Palix Foundation in 2007 to focus on mobilizing the science of early development into public policy and professional practice.