FRONTIER posts relevant literature, events, and resources for investigators to learn how to engage in outreach and advocacy, with an eye toward advancing the field of neuro-prevention and increasing its policy relevance.

The listings here will be expanded upon and updated on a regular basis. Resources selected for this page are intended to:  (a) facilitate new collaborations between basic researchers and intervention/implementation investigators; (b) increase awareness of neuro-prevention research and its applicability in communities; (c) craft the science in an accessible way for policymakers.

Featured Literature

New and particularly germane publications are included here and updated regularly.  Additional literature on a variety of topics relevant to this line of research can be found below by clicking “View more”.

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Scientific Conferences and Webinars

Resilient NC: Building Thriving Communities Together

Building Healthy & Resilient Communities Across North Carolina

From trauma-informed to racially just and systemic: Seeing children for their truths”, a January 25 2023 lecture by Dr Simona Goldin and colleagues is now available at

PACES Connection presents The Myth of Normal: Dr Gabor Mate on Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture. In an extended interview, acclaimed physician and author Dr Gabor Mate discusses his new book called “The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture”. The Myth of Normal.

Carolina Seminar Series
The recording, slides and graphic read-out of the Spring 2022 Carolina Seminar Series on the Dual Impact of COVID-19 and Systematic Racism and Inequity on Children’s Developmental Trajectories in the Early Years are now available.
The recording. The slides. Graphic read out (digital illustration and graphic recording).

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
Monthly webinars to learn about the latest research from international experts in the field of brain and behavior research including addiction, anxiety, ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, OCD, PTSD and schizophrenia.

Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience
Recordings of the 2022 Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience workshops, a series of 9 workshops presented by the Campaign for Trauma-informed Policy and Practice, the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives, & PACEs Connection, are available for viewing at

Carolina Consortium on Human Development
Recordings of the Spring 2022 Consortium series can be viewed at This semester’s theme was: Leveraging Developmental Science to Inform Personalized Interventions: A Neuro-prevention Framework for Mitigating the Impact of Adverse Contexts on Developmental Trajectories.

Society for Neuroscience
Join the nearly half a million neuroscientists from around the world who have propelled their careers at an SfN annual meeting — the premier global neuroscience event.

Society for Prevention Research
The Society for Prevention Research is an organization dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical and mental health and academic problems and on the translation of that information to promote health and well being.  Annual meetings take place immediately after Memorial Day.

National Institute of Mental Health Director’s Innovation Speaker Series
The goals of these NIMH lectures are to promote innovation, invention, and scientific discovery, to encourage broad, interdisciplinary thinking in the development of scientific initiatives and programs, and to press for theoretical leaps in science over the continuation of incremental thought.
Recent lectures pertaining to child neurodevelopment include: Dr Cynthia Rogers, Addressing Social Determinants to Optimize Infant Brain Development,,
and Dr Damien Fair, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in the Era of Big Data,

The legalization of marijuana comes at a hidden cost to our young people

Reducing stigma to help combat the opioid epidemic.

Preventing mental health disorders may be key to thwarting the opioid crisis.

Opioid settlement: Use it to help kids.

The global rise in racism is a strategic weapon in Putin’s arsenal.

Racism: A Guaranteed way to Destabilize a Nation-Opinion

Experts Say We Have the Tools to Fight Addiction. So Why Are More Americans Overdosing Than Ever?

Poverty Brain

It takes a community to prevent opiate and heroin abuse

Blame Won’t Curb the Fentanyl Crisis

The media and the myth of the unharmed child

Preventing mental health disorders may be key to thwarting the opioid crisis

Preventing mental health disorders may be key to thwarting the opioid crisis