Pediatric Acquired Brain Injuries: An Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Perspective

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Noshene Ranjbar, M.D.

This session will explore pediatric acquired brain injuries from the perspective of trauma science, psychoneuroimmunology, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). It will incorporate experiential activities from the expanding field of mind-body medicine and ACEs to further elucidate this exploration. This is a BrainSTEPS session.

Credits: Act 48, ASHA, Psych, Instructional Hours
Audience: Special Education Teachers; Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired; Teachers who work with students with hearing loss; Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind; Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained traumatic brain injury; Speech therapists; General Education Teachers; Supervisors/Administrators; Assistive Technology Specialists; Occupational Therapists and/or Physical Therapists; Orientation and Mobility Specialists; School Counselors and/or School Psychologists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals

Speaker biography: Born and raised in Tehran, Iran until immigrating to the US in adolescence, Noshene Ranjbar, M.D., developed a passion for a holistic view of medicine and healing from early on in her life. Throughout her studies and life experiences, including her own illness as well as caring for her mom who suffered from several autoimmune illnesses and cancer, to fostering children with PTSD and volunteering on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and in refugee communities, Dr. Ranjbar developed a keen interest in approaches to healing trauma and advocating for holistic mental health in culturally appropriate ways. Harvard trained and board certified in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Integrative Medicine, she is currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona and Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is co-founder of the Integrative Psychiatry Program at the University of Arizona and now serves as Training Director of the Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship and Track, as well as Medical Director of the Integrative Psychiatry Clinic at Banner-University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson. In collaboration with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Ranjbar continues to expand her work in integrative mental health and trauma-informed care with minoritized communities, particularly with American Indians as well as those seeking asylum.


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