Healthcare for children faces great challenges, as we work to protect the lifelong health of children, many of whom face challenges from poverty and the effects of racism. We now have a tremendous opportunity to fundamentally transform our work by adopting practices that recognize, value, and actively bolster those positive childhood experiences that drive health and well-being.
Children grow and develop in response to their experiences, beginning at the moment of birth. Experiences of strong foundational relationships, safe, stable, and supportive environments, authentic engagement, and opportunities for social and emotional growth can support optimal development, and resilience. This paradigm shift begins with recognizing the Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences - HOPE. This webinar session will both honor the work we have already done and ignite a passion to incorporate new insights into the role of positive and adverse childhood experiences.
Explain how Positive Childhood Experiences can reduce the effects of ACEs
List the four building blocks of HOPE
Describe how hospitals can pivot towards the promotion of key positive childhood experiences for their patients, staff, and community
Robert D. Sege, MD, PhD | Director, HOPE National Resource Center | Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Tufts University School of Medicine
Tufts Medical Center