Alum shows how preventative strategies improve kids’ and communities’ futures beginning now
Licensed psychologists often work with individuals to improve their personal lives and well-being Dr. Dennis Embry takes his psychology to a more expansive level. As a prevention scientist, he works to develop the well-being and happiness of entire communities and populations. For Embry, this starts with the children. To protect their futures is to protect the community.
His talk at TEDx Whitehorse, Yukon, addresses the classic question to assess a community’s well-being: “How are the children?” Embry shows how projects focused on mental health and positive development can improve children’s current situations and their futures. His research demonstrates that when these strategies, such as “behavioral vaccines,” are implemented for all families, the entire community sees the benefits.
Embry holds three degrees from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas – a B.A. in history, M.A. in psychology and Ph.D. in Developmental & Child Psychology. To learn more about his work, visit his biography.