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Toxic Stress: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions

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Jerrod Brown, PhD


Toxic Stress: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions

Did you know that toxic stress exposure is associated with several neurobiopsychosocial consequences throughout the lifespan? Designed for pediatric therapists and other professionals, this 2-hour training provides attendees with a working understanding of the causes, consequences, and interventions associated with toxic stress exposure. Special emphasis is placed on implications for screening and intervention. Other related topics such as COVID-19, psychiatric comorbidity, executive dysfunction, self-regulation deficits, prenatal toxic stress exposure, postnatal adversity, poverty and homelessness, social isolation, sleep disturbances, internalizing and externalizing behavioral problems, sensory processing issues gastrointestinal disorders, hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis dysregulation, allostatic Load, resilience, trauma-informed care are discussed. intervention strategies and assessment tools are reviewed and outlined for therapists to implement immediately into their practice. Empirically based research findings and case study examples are ALSO highlighted.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define toxic stress and other related constructs.
  2. Identify toxic stress exposure in relation to adverse life experiences.
  3. List the role toxic stress plays in poor behavioral, emotional, and physical health outcomes.
  4. Report the screening and intervention considerations for toxic stress.
  5. Identify cutting-edge research studies and relevant case studies.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, COTAs, and other pediatric professionals
    Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the following CEU section.
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  • Course Instructor: Jerrod Brown, PhD
  • CE Broker course code: 20-896903

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity ID# 04024. This distance-learning, independent format is offered at 0.3 CEUs, Introductory Level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Photo of Jerrod Brown, PhD, Sensational Brain Presenter

Jerrod Brown, PhD, is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. He is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today. Jerrod has also provided consultation services to a number of caregivers, professionals, and organizations on topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorder; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; confabulation, suggestibility, trauma, and other life adversities; traumatic brain injury; and youth firesetting. He has completed four separate master’s degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Other Health Disabilities, and Traumatic-Brain Injuries. Jerrod has also conducted over 200 workshops, webinars, and on-demand trainings for various organizations and professional and student audiences. In 2021, Jerrod completed a post-doctoral certificate in Leadership and Organizational Strategy from Walden University and a Professional Certificate in Forensic Psychology from San Diego State University Global Campus. Currently, He is pursuing a graduate certificate in Neuropsychology from Ball State University with an anticipated date of graduation of fall 2022. Jerrod has published several articles and book chapters and recently co-edited Forensic Mental Health: A Source Guide for Professionals (Brown & Weinkauf, 2018) with Erv Weinkauf, MA. Jerrod is also regularly featured on several national and international podcast programs.


  • Financial: Jerrod Brown receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC. He is compensated for his position as CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies and receives royalties as a co-editor of Forensic Mental Health: A Source Guide for Professionals.
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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