Optimal Parenting in the First 2000 Days of Life

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Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location:
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In this presentation, Dr. Madigan will provide an overview of the various areas of child development (e.g., physical health, social competence).  Evidence shows that some children are not performing as well as others in these areas.  Dr. Madigan will discuss how engaging in sensitive and responsive forms of parenting can help children develop optimally.  We will review video examples to illustrate when parenting behaviour and communication could be strengthened to optimize child development. 

About Dr. Madigan:

Dr. Madigan's research centers around the notion that early experience lays the foundation fo lifelong growth, learning, and success.  Reseach emerging from her team has been published in the top journals in Psychology and Pediatric Medicine.  Her work has been widely covered in the media, including The New York Times, Time, the Globe and Mail, CNN, CBC, Today's Parent, and ABCs Good Morning America.  She is also the child development expert for CTV Morning LIVE Calgary, providing monthly segments on topics related to parenting and child development.  She is passionate about disseminating research to those interacting with children an youth, and regularly give presentations to parents, caregivers, educators, and health practitioners on central determinants of child and youth development. 

This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Child & Adolescent Addiction, Mental Health & Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of AHS in partnership with The Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI). 

This program will be presented via videoconference.   No registration is required. 

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