The Everychild Foundation’s 2nd Children’s Policy Symposium

State of Our Children: Los Angeles 2016

Toxic Stress – The Dangerous Epidemic Threatening Our Children

On February 23, 2016, the Everychild Foundation hosted a ‘State of Our Children: LA 2016 Symposium at the RAND Corporation’ in Santa Monica, CA.

Panel discussions explored how ‘Trauma-Informed Interventions Can Save the Lives of LA’s At Risk Children, from Infants to Teens.’

The event served as a call to action for local children’s advocates with the ultimate goal of Toxic Stress prevention and intervention.

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Opening Speaker

Neal Halfon, MD., MPH

Founding Director, UCLA Center for Healthier Children Families and Communities,

Professor of Pediatrics, in the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Professor of Health Policy & Management in the Fielding School of Public Health, and Professor of Public Policy in the Luskin School of Public Affairs

Panel Presentations

Moderator: James Newton

Editor, UCLA Blueprint Magazine, Author & Former Editor and Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times

Panel 1:

Dr. Astrid Heppenstall Heger, M.D., Executive Director, Violence Intervention Program

Dr. Elisa A. Nichols, M.D., M.S.P.H., CEO, The Children’s Clinic

Javier Stauring, Chaplain & Director, Healing Justice Coalition, Office of Restorative Justice, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Tipping the Scales: The Resilience Game, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

Film Clip: Resilience (a KPRJ Film) – Click Here to View

Panel 2:

Ted Lempert, President, Children Now – View Brief | Download Presentation

Paul Curtis, Executive Director, California Coalition for Youth – Download Presentation

Jill Habig, Special Counsel to California Attorney General Kamala Harris – Download Presentation

Film Clips

Film Clip: Paper Tigers (a KPRJ Film) – Click Here to View