Mar 23 2019
Mar 23 2019: 8:00am–12:45pm

Parenting Matters Conference 2019

Mental Health and Behavioral Health, Pediatric Medicine

Bradley Hospital, the nation’s first psychiatric hospital for children, presents its 29th Parenting Matters conference on Saturday, March 23, 2019. This half-day event offers parents, childcare providers, social workers and teachers a unique opportunity to learn from top child development and behavior professionals in a casual setting.

Keynote Presentation

The event will feature Improving the Mental Fitness and Wellness of Children, by Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH, author of Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Keep Them Safe as its keynote presentation.

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Parenting Matters Workshops

In addition to the keynote presentation, attendees may choose from 15 workshops on a variety of topics addressing the mental health of young people. At the Parenting Matters conference, parents, caregivers and professionals can benefit from the wisdom of top child development and behavior professionals. Early learning professional credits will be awarded.

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Overview of the Day

8 – 8:45 a.m. Registration, light breakfast, exhibits
8:45 – 10 a.m. Welcome and keynote presentation: 
Improving the Mental Fitness and Wellness of Children, by Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Workshops: Session I
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11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Workshops: Session II
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12:40 p.m. Conclusion


Registration is $25 before March 11 and $30 thereafter. Professional development credits are available. A registration confirmation will be e-mailed to those who register by March 19.

Registration will also be available at the door on the day of the event. 

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