The Urban Child Institute is proud to offer an opportunity to meet noted author Robin Karr-Morse, and hear her discuss her compelling new book, Scared Sick. This meeting is open to the public, but since seating is limited, please RSVP by calling (901) 385-4242. We hope to see you on February 16th, 3:00pm, at The University of Memphis University Center, located at 225 University Center, Memphis. Free Parking is available at the Zach Curlin Garage.
JoeAnn Ballard spent her childhood as one of 45 foster children being raised by her great aunt and uncle in rural Mississippi. This experience turned out to be one of the best things to happen to her; saving her from an unhealthy home and showing her what love and care looked like.
An ongoing cohort study of Shelby County mothers1 suggests that eight percent of pregnant mothers may regularly experience high levels of prenatal stress, placing their babies, and their early cognitive development at risk.
The Neuroscience Institute provides access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment tools, and is a regional hub for evaluation and treatment of neurological disorders. It includes nationally recognized physicians and programs.
When it comes to early childhood development, programs that are aligned with our understanding of best practice policy are actively serving at-risk children and families in Shelby County.