In this episode, psychologist Krista Forand, interviews researcher Dr Gerry Giesbrecht, from the Owerko Centre (Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute) in Calgary, Alberta. Dr Giesbrecht discusses his research, which focuses on how supportive spouses can have a positive influence on infants’ stress responses.
In celebration of Father’s Day this week, Dr Giesbrecht’s research reminds us that fathers (and other partners) play a crucial role in the development of healthy stress responses in children (among other areas of development).
Web resources provided in the podcast:
The Impact of Early Adversity on Children’s Development (Website)
Residual Effects of Early Life Stress (Website)
The Owerko Centre (Website)
Strengths in ADHD (Website)
Stay tuned for more interviews from local researchers about ADHD related topics!