Health, Human Interests and Reminiscence
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These are one hour lectures with 30 minutes of Q & A after. All three sessions run from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.
You may register for one, two or all three. Cost for attending the series is $40. Individual lectures are $15 each.
February 12th: Parental Exposures & Early Childhood Environment
Speaker: Ilda Martonffy, MD; Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, UW-Madison; Family Medicine Residency Program
This lecture will examine the obvious and more subtle signs of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, discuss the effects of prenatal exposure to maternal stress and interventions to help abate that stress, discuss the importance of attachment-promoting birth practices in creating resiliency in children and demonstrate techniques child care givers can use to overcome behavioral challenges associated with FASD and attachment challenges.
February 19th: How Nutrition Impacts Our Child's Future
Speaker: Mary Mahan, RD, CD; WIC Director/Health Nutritionist, Northwest WI Community Services WIC-Douglas County
This lecture will examine preconception eating habits and what measures can be done to improve the mother's diet to ensure a healthy baby, discuss why breast feeding is the optimal choice for the baby's health and how to feed a toddler and preschooler to maximize the child's health and promote good dental practices.
February 26th: The Extraordinary Lifespan Impacts of Early Childhood Programs
Speaker: Dave Riley, PhD; Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, UW-Madison/Extension
This lecture will discuss how experimental trials have shown that high quality early childhood programs delivered to low income households have life changing impacts such as, big reductions in arrest records/drug use and improvements in educaitonal attainment and what the programs actually do that makes such a difference.
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