Dr. Marilyn Sanders

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Dr. Marilyn R. Sanders is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist caring for critically ill babies, infants, and their families and a Professor of Pediatrics at the UCONN School of Medicine. She also provides neurodevelopmental follow-up for babies and infants. Her scholarly interest is providing trauma-informed care to hospitalized newborns, infants, young children, and their families. Her focus is the impact of the autonomic nervous system’s sense of safety, danger, or life threat on our emotions and behavior.

She lectures throughout the United States and Europe. Dr. Sanders has authored papers and book chapters on trauma-informed care in the hospital setting. Dr. Sanders’ book with her co-author, Dr. George Thompson, The Polyvagal Theory and the Developing Child: Strengthening Systems of Care for Kids, Families, and Communities was released 11/16/21 by WW Norton. The book discusses implications of the Polyvagal Theory, for the well-being and development of infants, children, adolescents, and their families.

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