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Infants, Parents, and the Family:
The Legacy of Dr. Gerald Stechler
This conference is co-sponsored by: Boston Institute for the Development of Infants and Parents; The Freedman Center for Child Development and the Concentration on Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience (CFAR) at William James College; Massachusetts Association for Infant Mental Health; T. Berry Brazelton, MD; Touchpoints; University of Massachusetts Boston Infant Mental Health Program
Friday, November 4, 2016 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
University of Massachusetts Boston Campus Center, Ballroom, Third Floor
The Boston Institute for the Development of Infants and Parents (BIDIP) is a professional organization founded in 1973. BIDIP organizes educational forums to help clinicians and researchers develop a comprehensive understanding of the infant-parent relationship. Such programs have focused on the nature-nurturing interactions from a genetic, epigenetic, psychosocial, neurobiological and cultural perspective.
This Conference will honor Gerry Stechler PhD, who was a legendary teacher, clinician, researcher, philosopher, mentor and friend of BIDIP who had hundreds of admirers.
Luminaries in the infant-parent field will dedicate their presentations to Dr. Stechler.
Among the people honoring Dr. Stechler are T. Berry Brazelton, MD; Dorothy Richardson, PhD, Donna Houseman, EdD. & Jayne Singer, PhD
THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM
8:00-8:30 am - Registration
8:30 – 8:50 am – Welcome, Introduction and Overview
Arnold Kerzner, MD, Moderator and Discussant:
9:00 am – 10:15 pm - Keynote Address
Without Words or Symbols: Infants' Multilevel Psychobiological Meaning-Making
Edward Tronick, PhD
10:15 am – Break
10:30 – 12:00 am - Select One of Two Workshops
Prevention Programs to Support Positive Infant and Family Development
Ann Easterbrooks, PhD and Jayne Singer, PhD
Opioid Use in Pregnancy: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Panel Discussion: Leslie Kerzner, MD; Kelley Saia, MD and Amy Sommer, LICSW
12:00 - 1:45 pm – Lunch & Honoring Gerry Stechler PhD
Among the people honoring Dr. Stechler are T. Berry Brazelton, MD; Dorothy Richardson, PhD & Donna Houseman, EdD, Jayne Singer, PhD
1:45 – Break
2:00 - 3:30 pm - Select One of Two Workshops
Neurodevelopmental Care for Preterm Infants and their Families in the NICU
Heidi Als, PhD and J. Kevin Nugent, PhD
Relationship Challenges: Maternal Mental Health and Attachment Disruptions
Karlen Lyons-Ruth, PhD and Peggy H. Kaufman, MEd, LICSW
3:30 – 4:00 pm – Final Thoughts and Adjourn
Learning Objectives for the Conference:
1. A review of research on high risk Infants
2. New aspects of neurodevelopmental care for preterm infants
3. Current management of opioid use in pregnancy and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
4. Positive effects of home visitation for the mother-infant dyad
5. Long term effects of early attachment disruptions
6. A developmental, relational approach to promote family emotional competence
7. Infants capacity for multilevel psychobiological meaning-making
IPF6 | 6 CE Credits | $12o | includes lunch
Graduate Students, General Public, Other Professionals | No CE Credits | $60 | includes lunch
A Note Regarding Parking
Registrants are strongly encouraged to take public transportation, if at all possible.
However if you do drive, you should park in the Bayside lot and take the shuttle to the Campus Center. You will waste time looking for other parking.
A parking lot map is part of the below website with directions of how to get to the UMass Campus.