EDC Experts Present at National Academies

EDC logo

David Jacobson, Adam Swanson, and Jerry Reed (shown left to right below) presented sessions and led panels at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop, "The Neurocognitive and Pyschosocial Aspects of Violence and Trauma" on July 31 and August 1 in Washington, DC. The workshop shared the current state of the science on the long-term impacts of violence and trauma and spotlighted ways that we can move this science "from the bench into practice" to improve education and health outcomes.


On July 31 at 9:00 a.m ET, Senior Prevention Specialist Adam Swanson delivered the keynote address, "The Lived Experience of Trauma." At 1:45, Senior Project Director David Jacobson presented the session "Opportunities for Adverse Childhood Experiences Prevention in Early Learning and Care Partnerships." Later in the afternoon, EDC Senior Vice President Jerry Reed moderated the panel, "Prevention and Intervention Approaches to Strengthen Responses to Exposure to Trauma in Childhood" at 3:35 p.m.

Around the world, EDC opens doors to education, employment, and healthier lives for millions of individuals. During this workshop, all three experts discussed insights and strategies from our work to strengthen systems that build resilient children and communities, as well as communities of practice that work to prevent trauma and respond swiftly and effectively to victims of trauma.

Last Updated: July 25, 2017