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Community Engagement

The science at CERCH focuses on unique periods of vulnerability to programming disease risk and resilience as it pertains to brain development. An important part of our mission is to raise public awareness on the impact of stress and trauma on brain development throughout childhood by developing programs that enrich the lives and health of Baltimore children and build lasting relationships with the Baltimore community.

Our biggest community initiative thus far engages children in understanding why reading is important to their developing brains and how it helps build resilience to negative influencers such as stress.

Reading on the Brain is a multi-year program that uses art to connect with elementary school students and communicate the effects of reading on their brain.