Transforming Children's Care Webinar #12 – Early Institutionalization Intervention Impact Project in Brazil

Transitioning Children's Care Collaborative

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (EST)

This webinar hosted by the Evidence for Impact Working Group of the Transforming Children’s Care Collaborative will examine the Early Institutionalization Intervention Impact Project in Brazil.

The Early Institutionalization Intervention Impact Project's (EI-3) main goal is to document and compare the impacts that enhanced institutional care and enhanced foster care have on development during early childhood. The EI-3 research project builds upon the Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP). Conducted in Romania beginning in the year 2000, the BEIP is the only randomized controlled trial with children living in institutional care ever conducted.

Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the EI-3 Project will work closely with the Court of Justice of the State of São Paulo and maintain periodic contact with the Childhood and Youth Courts teams. The justice teams will refer children, up to 24 months of age, who have been removed from the care of their biological families and are under the care of the State. These children will be enrolled as participants in the study and randomly assigned to either the enhanced institutional care group or enhanced foster care group.

Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Chuck Nelson

Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology @Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry

Charles A. Nelson III, PhD, is currently Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He also holds the Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research at Boston Children’s Hospital, and serves as Director of Research in the Division of Developmental Medicine. His research interests center on a variety of problems in developmental cognitive neuroscience, including: the development of social perception; developmental trajectories to autism; and the effects of early adversity on brain and behavioral development.

Charley Zeanah

Mary Peters Sellars Polchow Chair in Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics @Tulane University School of Medicine

Dr. Zeanah is Mary Peters Sellars Polchow Chair in Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, at the Tulane University School of Medicine.Throughout his career, he has studied the effects of adverse early experiences on development, including trauma, abuse and neglect and interventions designed to enhance recovery following exposure to adverse experiences.

Nathan Fox

Distinguished University Professor @University of Maryland Dept of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology

Nathan A. Fox is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. He has completed research on the biological bases of social and emotional behavior developing methods for assessing brain activity in infants and young children during tasks designed to elicit a range of emotions.

Marian Bakermans-Kranenbrug

Professor of Child and Family Studies @IPSA University Lisbon, Portugal

Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg is currently professor at ISPA Lisbon. She studies attachment and emotion regulation in caregivers (usually parents) and children, with special emphasis on neurobiological processes in caregiving and development. She has contributed to a series of studies on the development of institutionalized, foster, and adopted children. She considers intervention studies essential to support caregiving and to shed light on the processes that steer child development.