Friday, November 3, 2017
Family, Chronic Anxiety, and Sustained Vulnerability to Heightened Stress Reactivity over the Life Course
Robert J. Noone, PhD
This presentation purports that the level of chronic anxiety at play in the family both determines the impact of early life adversity on the development of individuals and the degree to which vulnerability to stress is sustained over the life course.
Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspective
Barbara Laymon, MPH, MS, LGPC
Although Felitti’s groundbreaking work on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is almost twenty years old, the problem remains largely inexorable. Here, I explore the difference that a Bowen family systems theory perspective might make in understanding and addressing ACEs.
Understanding and Ameliorating the Physical Health Problems Associated with Early Life Adversity
Gregory Miller, PhD
Dr. Miller will present evidence that early adversity affects physical health across the lifespan, discuss our evolving knowledge of the mechanisms involved, and consider the protective role that psychological interventions with families may have.