Better Learning With Beer!

Love, Trauma, and Bonding: How Early Experiences Shape Who We Become

When: Monday, March 27, 2017
Doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

Cost: $8.00 advance tickets,
$10.00* suggested cover at the door.
Online sales end at 4:00pm on day of event.

Food and Drink: Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks available for purchase at the theatre.

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

This event is in collaboration with the Artists Repertory Theatre’s production of Feathers and Teeth.

Your experiences in early childhood are not just the beginning of your life story, rather, they set the tone for how you will respond to life events for years to come. Childhood experiences that are consistently stressful or traumatic get “under the skin” and shape the brain and the body in ways that put us at risk for mental and physical health problems as adults. These experiences can also affect the way we parent our children. At this Science on Tap, Sara Waters, PhD, professor of Human Development at WSU Vancouver, will talk about how and why traumatic childhood experiences stay inside our minds and bodies for a lifetime and what we can do about it. She will talk about her research on how parents transmit stress to their children and intervention programs that help heal the effects of early trauma.

This is an updated version of the talk What Doesn’t Kill You… How Early Experiences Shape You, Your Health, and Your Kids held at the Clinton Street Theater on December 6, 2016.