Nurturing Families, Flourishing Children

Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium (unless otherwise noted)
Please note that all times are listed using Eastern Daylight Time.

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Friday, September 26

4:00 pm
API Board Meeting and Dinner

7:00 pm
Gathering and refreshments, an entertaining stand-up comedy viewing of Jim Gaffigan’s
Mr. Universe.

8:30 – 10:00 pm
The Milky Way, a film by, for, and about women, a documentary exposé about breastfeeding that shows how women can reclaim their birthright and restore the nursing mother archetype. It illuminates the knowledge that inherently resides in every woman, how to access that knowledge and how to trust what we already know. It is a film that inspires women to say, “I can do that!” “I want to do that!”

Saturday, September 27

8:00-10:00 am
Life Giving: Mindful Beginnings (Preparation, Birth, Breastfeeding, Touch)
Lu Hanessian, Author, Educator, Founder WYSH – Panelist & Moderator
Peggy O’ Mara, Author, Publisher, Founder &
Kathy Kendall-Tackett, PhD, Psychologist, IBCLC, Founder Praeclarus Press
Darcia Narvaez, PhD, Psychology, Notre Dame, Moral Landscapes blog
Lysa Parker, Author, API Cofounder

10:00-12:00 pm
Daily Life: Caregiving with Attachment in Mind (Responsiveness, Consistent Care, Sleep)
Lu Hanessian, Author, Educator, Founder WYSH – Panelist & Moderator
James McKenna, PhD, Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory, Notre Dame, Author
Isabelle Fox, PhD, Psychotherapist, Author Being There
Jay Gordon, MD, Pediatrician, Author Good Nights and Preventing Autism
Janet Jendron, API Board President

12:00-1:00 pm

1:00-2:30 pm
Changing Lives: Cherishing Parents, Flourishing Children, 20 Years of Attachment Parenting International
Tribute Presentation by Sir Richard Bowlby Bt, API Advisory Board Member
Attachment Parenting: 20 Years by William Sears, MD, Pediatrician, Parenting Author
Special Presentation by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker, API Co-Founders and Janet Jendron, API Board President

3:00-5:00 pm
Life Support: Family Love, Discipline, and Balance (Positive Discipline, Balance)
Lu Hanessian, Author, Educator, Founder WYSH – Panelist & Moderator
Martha Sears, RN, and William Sears, MD, Parenting Authors
Gabor Maté, M.D., co-Author Hold On to Your Kids
Barbara Nicholson, Author, API Cofounder, co-author of Attached at the Heart
Mark Cummings, PhD, Psychology Notre Dame

5:00-6:00 pm
Peer Orientation: Why Children Are Stressed, Why Parents and Teachers Are Disempowered and How To Restore a Healthy Balance in Adult-Child Relationships
Gabor Maté, co-Author Hold On to Your Kids

8:00 pm
Children’s Story Time featuring The Empathy Way reading

8:30 pm
Entertainment and Celebration of API’s 20th Anniversary, featuring Kennedy’s Kitchen (McKenna Dining Room, lower level)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

7:30 am

8:15 am
Welcome and Introductions

8:30-10:00 am
Educating Parents for Attachment
Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker with
Lu Hanessian, Author, Educator, Founder WYSH – Moderator
Rebecca Thompson, Author, Founder Consciously Parenting Project Community
Michael Mendizza, Author, Founder Touch the Future

10:15-12:00 pm
Community Discussion of Hot Topics and Action Plan
Lu Hanessian, Author, Educator, Founder WYSH – Moderator
Wendy Middlemiss, PhD, Researcher, API Research Group
Art Yuen, API Knowledgebase Coordinator
Cherishing Families, Flourishing Children Panelists