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Doctors, Parents, Educators Gather at Hudson Valley Community College to Discuss Effect of Trauma in Young Children

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011

The public is invited to join medical and educational professionals for a one-day conference, "Lasting Impressions: The Many Faces of Trauma in the Lives of Young Children," Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Hudson Valley Community College.

The conference, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon, will be held in the college's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium. Speakers will include developmental pediatrician Dr. Anthony Malone of Albany Medical College; Professor Nancy T. Cupolo, department chairperson of the Hudson Valley Community College Teacher Preparation Department; and Sue Ann Malloy, site coordinator at the Early Childhood Education Center at Village Preschool in Troy.

Participants will learn how physical, psychological and emotional trauma in young children can affect brain development and behavior for both typical and developmentally-challenged children. A panel presentation will provide working strategies used by parents and other caregivers as well as educators and medical professionals.

The annual symposium is co-sponsored by the Preschool Early Development and Screening Committee of Albany and Hudson Valley Community College's Teacher Preparation Department.

The event is open to the general public. The cost to attend is $50 for professionals and $25 for parents of a special needs children. For more information or to register, contact the PEDS program at (518) 218-7337.