Parents serve a critical role in facilitating children's behavioral, social and emotional development. The faculty and researchers at the UW Psychology’s Center for Child and Family Well-being want to partner with parents as the experts in their children’s development and as being at the “front lines” in working with their children. The Center seeks to bring parents into the conversation about promoting positive development in their children.
Our faculty are truly at the forefront of the field contributing to knowledge about how parents can promote positive developmental outcomes in children. To share the latest findings from this research with parents, the Psychology Department’s Center for Child and Family Well-being hosted the first UW Parenting Conference in conjunction with Outreach & Extension’s UW Conference on Early Learning:
The third day of the conference highlighted important findings about the role of parents in children’s behavioral, social and emotional development, with faculty translating empirical findings into actionable parenting guidance. The presenters were UW faculty and researchers who offered the latest findings on children’s temperament, encouraging best behaviors, emotion coaching, mindfulness, and building children’s positive development through sports involvement.
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Every year, we are able to offer for free, a public series that is made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Allen L. Edwards. The theme of the 2010 Psychology Department Edwards Public Lectures (held in February and March) was the Development of Behavior. This series explored the development of our understanding of the relationships between our actions and our goals, how birdsong relates to language and learning mechanisms in humans, and how family and social factors associated with adversity shape brain development and subsequent behavioral adjustments. These lectures were video-streamed live for the first time. If you missed these extraordinary lectures, you can still view them on line at UWTV (http://uwtv.org/about/access.asp), the Research Channel (RC) (http://www.researchchannel.com/prog/pacific.asp#wa),or you can download the podcasts (http://uwtv.org/index.aspx)to view them at your convenience.
The Development of Thinking About People: From Behavior to Brain – Part 1
Dr. Jessica A. Sommerville, University of Washington|
To download the podcast, visit http://uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.aspx?rID=30983
The Development of Thinking About People: From Behavior to Brain – Part 2
Dr. Rebecca R. Saxe, Massachusetts Institute for Technology
To download the podcast, visit http://uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.aspx?rID=31352
Learning to Talk, Learning to Sing: Parallels in Humans and Songbirds - Part 1
Dr. Michael D. Beecher, University of Washington
RC Airdates: June 1 @ 12:00am, 6:00am, 12:00pm, 6:00pm
To download the podcast, visit http://uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.aspx?rID=30991
Learning to Talk, Learning to Sing: Parallels in Humans and Songbirds - Part 2
Dr. Michael H. Goldstein, Cornell University
RC Airdates: June 8 @ 12:00am, 6:00am, 12:00pm, 6:00pm
To download the podcast, visit http://uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.aspx?rID=31494
Early Adversity and the Neurobehavioral Development of Children - Part 1
Dr. Liliana J. Lengua, University of Washington
UWTV Airdates: June 1 @ 10:00pm: June 2 @ 1:00am, 4:00pm; June 4 @ 11:00pm; June 5 @ 3:00am
RC Airdates: June 15 @ 12:00am, 6:00am, 12:00pm, 6:00pm
To download the podcast, visit http://uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.aspx?rID=30992
Early Adversity and the Neurobehavioral Development of Children - Part 2
Dr. Philip A. Fisher, University of Oregon
UWTV Airdates: June 7 @ 10:00am; June 8 @ 10:00pm; June 9 @ 1:00am & 4:00pm; June 11 @ 11:00pm; June 12 @ 3:00am
RC Airdates: June 22 @ 12:00am, 6:00am, 12:00pm, 6:00pm
To download the podcast, visit http://uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.aspx?rID=31495