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Summit: Toxic Stress in the first 3 years Desmond Runyan, MD, DrPH The Kempe Center at the University of Colorado January 16, 2013.

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1 Summit: Toxic Stress in the first 3 years Desmond Runyan, MD, DrPH The Kempe Center at the University of Colorado January 16, 2013

2 We have been toxic to children for a very long time

3 Percent parental self-report of harsh punishment Correlation Years of maternal education with % Harsh punishmen t =

4 Percent of children unspanked by age in months 6% spanked at 3 months! 25% are already spanked At 9 mo. visit to MD 50% spanked by 15 months!

5 Early Data- How Children are Disciplined in Colorado

6 Prevention Approaches to Consider Cultural norms need to be addressed Address harsh discipline –Early spanking associated with maternal depression –Use of objects on buttocks highly associated with kicking and beating up Address early child-bearing & foster more education of youth Social networks and connection of parents


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