Dr. Otto Kaak (#913)
Dr. Otto Kaak, a professor of psychiatry, pediatrics, and social work at the University of Kentucky, shares his research on childhood brain development and offers his ideas on how to help children suffering from abuse and neglect.
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Kaak is also featured in the KET documentary, Safe and Sound: Raising Emotionally Healthy Children in a Stressful World. The key to raising healthy children, Kaak says, is creating caring environments for children early on because those experiences help build strong neural pathways in the child's brain.