FMC Webinar - April 4, 2018

FMC is proud to present the following webinar:

   What Mediators Need to Know - The Effect of Early Experiences on Brain Development, Behaviour, and Life-long Health

Presenter: Dr. Nicole Sherren

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Time: 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Webinar Description 

Separation and divorce is stressful for everyone involved, especially when something as personal as family relationships are at stake. Scientific research indicates that children who are exposed to chaotic, unpredictable, or abusive home environments – what is often referred to as toxic stress – are at risk for poorer outcomes in school and can grow into adults with greater interpersonal relationship difficulties as well as physical and mental health problems. This information has profound implications for all of the policies, programs, and services that support parents and children through family restructuring. In this webinar, you will learn how brains are built: what kind of experiences promote healthy brain architecture, what kind of experiences derail it, and how to build the foundations of resilience in children and families.


Presenter  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 brain development into policy and professional practice. She both designs and delivers professional development opportunities across the health, education, human services and justice sectors and lends her expertise to non-profits, committees, community-based projects, and research studies across Alberta.


Registration Cost

FMC Members: $69.00                     Non-Members: $79.00 


To register for this training, please complete registration form and submit to FMC.


Webinar Recording
If you are unable to attend the webinar live, this session will be recorded and available to registered participants for streaming shortly after the webinar. The recording will be then available to view at your convenience for a week afterwards.