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About Keiki Talks: When Stress Becomes Toxic
2 in 5 children in Hawaiʻi have been exposed to traumatic experiences. This childhood trauma can have lifelong consequences, which our students and employees are already facing today.
Download the presentations from this event to learn about how toxic stress is affecting Hawaiʻi’s workforce and communities — and, as community leaders, how we can prevent this from happening in the first place.
Featured presenter: Sarah Enos Watamura, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Director of the Child Health & Development Laboratory, and Co-Director of the Stress, Early Experience and Development (SEED) Research Center at University of Denver. Read more about Dr. Watamura.
Local perspective from Danny Goya, Partners in Development
About Keiki Talks
Keiki Talks are Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network’s premiere forum for community leaders to learn about issues affecting Hawaiʻi’s children. Previous topics have included the economic benefits of childhood investment, paid family leave, and the latest trends in early childhood policies.
In Partnership With
Department of Health Maternal and Child Health Branch