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The Amazing Brain and Discipline: Positive Parenting Builds Healthy Brains, 2011, Philadelphia, PA.

This brochure was written by Linda Burgess Chamberlain, PhD, MPH with support from the Institute for Safe Families and Multiplying Connections of the Health Federation of Philadelphia and Advocates for Youth.


Linda Burgess Chamberlain

is the founding director of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project. An epidemiologist specializing in domestic violence, she is an internationally recognized speaker on the effects of violence on children and brain development.  She lives on a rural homestead outside of Homer, Alaska with her dogteam.  A national Kellogg Leadership Fellow, Dr. Chamberlain is also a motivational speaker and uses “lessons from the trail” to promote key strategies for teamwork and leadership.

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The Institute for Safe Families (ISF)

is a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent family violence and promote the health and well being of each member of the family and their community. Since the early 1990’s, ISF has developed innovative programming and built coalitions that unite health care providers with social service, policy experts, researchers, academicians, and victim/survivors. One of ISF’s unique strengths has been to create forums for cross-systems dialogue aimed at building greater capacity for more effective prevention and response to family violence.

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Multiplying Connections of The Health Federation of Philadelphia

is a cross system collaborative whose mission is to translate the research on early childhood brain development into better practice through professional training and organizational and policy change. Multiplying Connections is developing materials and strategies to promote trauma informed and developmentally appropriate care across the public child and family service system in the City of Philadelphia. This capacity building initiative is funded by the William Penn Foundation.

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is one of 47 chartered state chapters of Prevent Child Abuse America with the mission of preventing the abuse and neglect of Pennsylvania's children before it ever happens.