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The First 1,000 Days of Life with Dr. Jerrod Brown

"Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,

the fruit of the womb a reward.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. 

Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!"

Psalm 127:3-5a

Welcome to The Adoption & Foster Care Journey—a podcast to encourage,

educate and equip you to care for children in crisis through adoption, foster care and kinship care.

On this episode host Sandra Flach talks with returning guest and resident expert, Dr. Jerrod Brown. Dr. Brown is a professor, trainer, researcher, consultant with multiple years of experience in teaching at the college level. He is the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies.

Jerrod has provided consultation services to caregivers, professionals, and organizations on the topics of autism spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol disorder, confabulation, suggestibility, trauma, another life adversities—including alexithymia, executive dysfunction, criminal recidivism, traumatic brain injury, and youth fire setting. Dr. Brown has completed 4 separate master’s degree programs handhelds graduate certificates in neuroscience and the law, neuropsychology, autism, other health disabilities, and TBI. In 2021, Jerod completed his post-doctoral certificate in leadership and organizational strategy and a professional certificate in forensic psychology. In 2023, he competed a diabetes care and education certificate. And, currently he is pursuing his 5th master’s degree in applied clinical nutrition. Jerrod has conducted hundreds of workshops and webinars, published several articles, book chapters and recently co-edited the book, Forensic Mental Health—A Source Guide for Professionals. Dr. Brown has been quoted in various magazine & newspaper articles and is regularly featured on national & international podcasts—like this one. He’s also a foster parent. 


Listen in as Sandra and Dr. Brown discuss the importance of the first 1,000 days of life and how prenatal and early childhood trauma impacts the brain and body.


Find Episode 425 HERE.

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