SESSION C: Tuesday, November 17

11:00am - 12:00pm

C1 - “The Philosophy and Practices of Nurturing Parenting”

Jon Eck Parent Educator, The Parent Place

This workshop will focus on the seven principles of nurturing parenting and how parents can implement them to maintain a nurturing lifestyle. This workshop will also define the four distinct personality traits humans experience and how they connect to sustaining a nurturing parenting presence.

C2 - “Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength: Crisis Nurseries Role in Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect”

Jen McMillin Exec. Dir., Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery

Amy Kendal Program Dir. of Crisis Nursery/Admin. of Early Childhood Services, Maryville Academy

Crisis nurseries are on the front lines of preventing child abuse and helping families reach their full potential.  Join leaders from the Crisis Nursery Coalition as they discuss their role and how they navigate the current environment. The effects of providing respite to families is necessary as we consider today’s current societal variables such as parenting stress, medical problems, job loss, homelessness and other issues.

*C3 - “Mental Health Among Pregnant Muslim Women and Implications for Children and Families”

Nadia Quad Student, DePaul University

Karen Tabb Asso. Professor, University of Illinois

This presentation will review research findings on mental health among pregnant Muslim women globally and in the U.S. The discussion will lead to the implications for children and families living in situations with untreated maternal depression.

*C4 - “Integrating Mental Health & Home Visiting”

Katherine Layden MS, LPC, NCC, Mental Health Specialist for YWCA Metropolitan Chicago-Strong Families Program & Mental Health Team

What is the role of executive functioning within development? What are some practical strategies to better engage with families during a home visit? and What is it like to be a home visitor? We will explore the answers to these important questions through an interactive learning experience that will help to inform the use of a human-centered approach.