Cicchetti shares research findings on early brain development with human services workers
Dante Cicchetti, McKnight Presidential Chair and William Harris Professor of Child Development and Psychiatry at the Institute of Child Development, expanded the discussion of early childhood development with Hennepin County human services workers by sharing his research findings at a follow-up event to the Connecting Research to Practice: Understanding Infant Brain Development Event held last month. Cicchetti presented Maladaptation and Resilience in Maltreated Children: A Multilevel Perspective to Hennepin County social workers, librarians and other human services workers.
Hennepin County is partnering with University researchers who are seeking to raise awareness of maladaptation and resilience, while providing additional tools and approaches for workers to use in their everyday interactions with children and families. Cicchetti's work centers on the multiple effects of child maltreatment and the resulting development of maladaptation, psychopathology, and resilience. His research has shown ways to create preventative interventions to promote resiliency and pointed to ways in which social policy could improve the lives of vulnerable children and families.