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Childhood Stress and Urban Poverty

The Commission’s 2016 Economic Summit held in Hershey featured remarks from Governor Tom Wolf and ODEL Deputy Secretary Michelle Figlar along with a panel discussion on home visiting moderated by the Heinz Endowment’s Marge Petruska. Senator Bob Casey received the 2016 Champion for Children Award. Caroline Whistler from Third Sector Capital Partnerships presented on Pay for Success financing models that have worked in early learning. Dr. Roy Wade from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia captivate the more than 200 business leaders in attendance with his presentation entitled Childhood Stress & Urban Poverty: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Health. See the video of his remarks below.