Upcoming lecture is training opportunity for those working in childcare


The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is co-sponsoring the Barbara Hansen Lecture in Early Childhood Development as part of this year’s ISU Lecture Series. The lecture is open to the public and is also a training credit opportunity for those working in childcare.

  • Lecture: The Neurobiological Basis of Trauma-Informed Care
  • Date: Monday, April 10
  • Time: 7 p.m. – Those attending in person can enjoy light refreshments before the event begins
  • Location: Iowa State University’s Memorial Union, Campanile Room
  • Parking: Available in the Memorial Union parking ramp
  • Livestream: The lecture will be held in person and be live streamed.

Training Credit Hours

Interested attendees can sign up to attend the lecture in person or via livestream and will then gain early childhood training hours for their attendance. For those who want to attend this lecture and gain training hours, they can log in to IPower to register for the event. Certificates will be emailed out after the event by the CCR&R with verified attendance.

Lecture Topic: The Neurobiological Basis of Trauma-Informed Care

Dr. Jennifer Rosinia will present a lecture titled, “The Neurobiological Basis of Trauma-Informed Care.”

From the ISU Lecture Series website: Experience shapes the architecture of the brain and informs behavior. The effects of traumatic experiences on young children are well documented and sobering. By understanding the neurobiological basis of trauma, early childhood professionals will be uniquely positioned to provide trauma-informed care that is developmentally appropriate and fosters resilience. Understanding the emotional regulation and stress response systems provides an evidence base for trauma informed care. Recent research findings have demonstrated that it is essential for young children to have a consistent, predictable, and nurturing care provider who can help protect them from adverse experiences. That person might be you!