Library Lunch Topics, April 29: Romania’s Abandoned Children

NelsonCharles A. Nelson, Ph.D.
Romania’s Abandoned Children: Deprivation, Brain Development, and the Struggle for Recovery

With the downfall of the Ceausescu regime in Romania in 1989, approximately 170,000 children resided in overcrowded and impoverished institution. Dr. Nelson and his colleagues launched the Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP) to research how foster care created specifically for the project might impact outcomes. The book covers a 12-year span comparing children raised in foster care with those remaining in institutional care. Additionally, data was collected from a third group of children raised by their birth families.

Dr. Nelson, Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research, will discuss the results of the research and the profound impact of early experiences in shaping the brain and human development.
romaniasabandonedchildren
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Gamble Room, Hospital Library

Pre-registration (email alison.clapp@childrens.harvard.edu) is required to be entered into the drawing for a copy of the book.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development, the Office of Fellowship Training and the library.
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