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On the next WorldCanvass, we investigate adverse childhood experiences and the negative physical and mental health consequences children and adults with these experiences may face. If left unaddressed and untreated, the toxic stress of childhood adversity can have serious health repercussions throughout a lifetime. But important advances are being made in the recognition and treatment of health issues related to adverse childhood experiences, many of them led by physicians and researchers at the University of Iowa. WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer will speak with experts from a wide range of health disciplines as well as child advocates from the Iowa City Community School District and Johnson County on February 20, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., when the topic is “Resilience Over Trauma.” The free event will be held in the Recital Hall of the Voxman Music Building. No tickets are required.

WorldCanvass: Resilience Over Trauma

Part 1 (7:30-8:00)

Epidemiology-how does trauma impact brain development and behavior?

Corinne Peek-Asa—professor, UI Department of Occupational & Environmental Health

Michael Flaum—clinical professor, UI Department of Psychiatry

Yvonne Farley—clinical assistant professor, UI School of Social Work

Part 2 (8:00-8:30)

How does trauma impact physical and mental health, child welfare, education, and communities?

Helena Laroche—assistant professor, UI Department of Internal Medicine

Susie Poulton—health services coordinator, Iowa City Community School District

Laurie Nash—early childhood specialist, Johnson County Empowerment/Early Childhood Iowa

Part 3 (8:30-9:00)

Trauma informed/sensitive care practices on UI campus, at UIHC, in Johnson County, in Iowa

Resmiye Oral—clinical professor, UI Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Carol Smith—clinical associate professor, UI College of Education

Armeda Wojciak—assistant professor, UI College of Education

WorldCanvass is recorded before a live audience for later broadcast on YouTube, iTunes, and the Public Radio Exchange. Free podcasts can be downloaded from iTunes and past programs are available through IP’s website.

WorldCanvass is a production of UI International Programs in collaboration with the UI School of Music and the UI Office of Strategic Communication. For more information on WorldCanvass, contact Joan Kjaer ( or visit the WorldCanvass web page.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa- sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Amy Green in advance at or 319-335-1433.