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Beyond Toxic Stress

Beyond Toxic Stress: How to Implement Relational Health

This EdNet Forum was held on Date/Time: ​Monday, June 6th, 7:30-9:00 am PST

Watch the Recording here

Learning outcome:

Define relational health and describe how it helps to elucidate the solution to toxic stress.



Andrew Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP, is a pediatrician, author and child advocate. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College (BA with Distinction in Psychobiology), the medical scientist (MD, PhD in Neuroscience) training program at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), and the pediatric residency training program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Garner has practiced primary care pediatrics with University Hospitals of Cleveland for more than twenty years. A Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at CWRU, Dr. Garner co-authored the American Academy of Pediatrics’ two policy statements (2012, 2021) on childhood toxic stress and a book (2018) entitled “Thinking Developmentally: Nurturing Wellness in Childhood to Promote Lifelong Health.” When not practicing pediatrics, writing about relational health, or advocating for children and their families, Dr. Garner enjoys hiking, fishing, watching baseball, and spending some quality time with his wife, two adult children, and the family dog, Bear.


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