On Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Stanford Professor Dr. Victor G. Carrión will present a webinar to address the impact of traumatic stress from a biological, social and psychological perspective. Recent events of the past year, highlighting pandemic, political and social stressors are considered significant stressors to our systems as individuals, but also to communities and society. Personal and social resilience will need to be strengthened. Dr. Carrión will share his approaches to building strong resilience and adaptation for youth and for adults.

Dr. Victor G. Carrión is the John A. Turner, M.D. Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He directs the Stanford Early Life Stress and Resilience Program. Since joining the faculty at Stanford 25 years ago, Dr. Carrión’s research has concentrated on understanding how early life stress, such as traumatic experiences, alter behavior and emotions, and the role of brain structure and function in these findings. He has also developed new treatment modalities that are focused and targeted. Dr. Carrión was appointed by Vice President Kamala Harris, then Attorney General, to the Mental Health Oversight and Accountability Commission for the State of California, which he chaired from 2014-16. He published the main text on the neuroscience of posttraumatic stress in youth, as well as texts on treatment and prevention. He has received multiple awards from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Institute of Health, among others.

The free webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Participants may join at 6:15 pm. The presentation will include 15 minutes for questions from participants following Dr. Carrión’s presentation. Please RSVP by May 11 at: https://alanhufoundation.org to receive the Zoom meeting link.

The Alan Hu Foundation was created by Xiaofang Chen and Chih-Ching Hu in memory of their son, Alan. He passed away due to mental disorders in 2018 at the age of 15. Their mission is to promote mental health,  raise awareness and remove stigma surrounding psychiatric disorders, and to support fundamental research for cures. For further information, and to support the Alan Hu Foundation, please visit the website, https://alanhufoundation.org/helping