You've read her books, now come listen to her speak! Prevent Child Abuse America and Healthy Families America are thrilled to announce that acclaimed author Robin Karr-Morse will be one of the four keynote speakers at The 2014 National Conference for America's Children in Jacksonville, FL, in May 2014.
Karr-Morse, a family therapist who served for more than 20 years in Oregon's education and child welfare systems has now drawn on the latest science in psychology, biology, neurology and genetics to write two popular books that take readers inside the reality of early development.
Executive Director, The King's Daughters Day Home
While Ghosts from the Nursery looked at the correlations between child abuse and neglect in the first three years of life and later developing aggression and violence, Karr-Morse's latest book, Scared Sick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease, discusses the repercussions of chronic fear in infants - when we are at our most helpless - into adulthood, and how these may trigger common diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity in adults.
"Her professional contribution to this event was significant...her session and the conference as a whole provided a welcomed opportunity for professional growth and personal renewal and reinvigoration."
National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention
The National Conference for America's Children will take place at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL, from Sunday, May 18, to Wednesday, May 21, 2014.