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Gunnar discusses the effects of stress on infant brain development on "Good Enough Moms" show

Megan GunnarMegan Gunnar, PhD, professor in the Institute of Child Development (ICD), was the featured guest on Good Enough MomsTM, a weekly talk show hosted by Marti Erickson, PhD, a former Adjunct Professor in ICD who retired from the U of M in 2008, and her daughter, Erin Erickson, MPH. Megan discussed the effects of stress on the brain development of infants and young children and the importance of sensitive, responsive relationships with parents and other caregivers as a buffer against stress. A podcast of the show will be available beginning February 22 at www.goodenoughmoms.com. Good Enough MomsTM is distributed through a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education and the nonprofit Working Family Resource Center.

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