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“Response to Toxic Stress: Supporting Young Children and Their Caregivers to Promote Long-term Health and Learning Outcomes.”

Friday, November 13, 2020
11:30 am12:30 pm

Today’s research drives the call to action for programs and policymakers to respond to the long-term adverse impact of toxic stress on a young child and his/her family. This is true especially as families face compounding challenges that the ongoing pandemic has posed. Now that we know that a young child’s prolonged exposure to toxic stress can not only reduce learning outcomes but also incur significant health risks into adulthood, it is imperative to implement research-based responses that build resilience and well-being in young children and their caregivers.

Parents of children who are deaf/hard of hearing and professionals that serve them are invited to join us for this discussion.

This webinar will be recorded. Please see the website for access to this and other webinar recordings:

CEUs are not offered for this webinar presentation.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Recognize how prolonged exposure to toxic stress can stunt learning outcomes in children and lead to long-term health risks.

2. Support parents to provide positive, brain-building interactions with young children.

3. Implement strategies shown to build resilience in children.


Nicole Jacobson is the Director of Sound Beginnings, a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist certified as an Auditory-Verbal Educator, and a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received a Bachelor’s Degree at Brigham Young University in Special Education with a minor in music. She also received her second Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at Utah State University in Speech-Language Pathology. Nicole has loved working with the amazing children and their families at Sound Beginnings and strives to offer services that are not only child-focused but are truly family-centered. Nicole has also thoroughly enjoyed working as a clinical supervisor with the Utah State University graduate students from the Listening and Spoken Language Graduate Studies Program.

Webinar start times (by time zone)

10:30 am – 11:00 am PT

11:30 am – 12:00 pm MT

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm CT

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET

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· Live captioning will also be provided

· Questions about this webinar: contact Nicole Jacobson

· Technical assistance during the webinar: contact Daniel Ladner

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