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Notre Dame Hosts Parenting Conference for Local Parents and Practitioners

Author: Jane Murphy

Darcia Narvaez

On Saturday, September 27, the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Children and Families and the Department of Psychology will partner with Attachment Parenting International to host a day-long parenting conference, “Nourishing Parents for Child Well-Being,” bringing together scholars, practitioners, and professionals who work with children and families. As part of the Pathways to Child Flourishing symposium, presenters at the workshop will address a variety of topics, including birth, breastfeeding, sleep, discipline, and adult-child relationships. See the full schedule of Saturday’s events for speaker details and times.

Local parents, child care workers, teachers, businesses, and other community members are invited to attend the day-long event at the Notre Dame Conference Center at McKenna Hall. Registration is $75 and includes all workshop materials, refreshments, and luncheon. Attendees may register online or at the door on the day of the event.

As part of the Nourishing Parents for Child Well-Being conference, two free events on Friday, September 26 are also open to the public:

  • Refreshments and a stand-up comedy viewing of Jim Gaffigan’s Mr. Universe at 7 p.m.
  • A screening of “The Milky Way,” a film by, for, and about women documenting breastfeeding from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

Darcia Narvaez, professor of psychology in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters and author of the forthcoming book, Evolution, Early Experience, and Human Development, will be a featured speaker at the conference and is available for media interviews prior to the event.

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