Public Health Symposium – May 2011

The Center for Leadership in Maternal and Child Public Health, in partnership with the Center for Excellence in Children’s Mental Health, the Human Capital Research Collaborative and the Minnesota Community Foundation Project for Babies, is pleased to announce the 2011 Public Health Symposium on Promoting Early Childhood Mental Health:  Translating the science of early experiences into culturally-informed policy and practice

May 26-27, 2011
at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
Registration for both days: $95.00

Keynote speakers include:

Robert Anda, MD, MS, Centers for Disease Control and  Prevention
Atum Azzahir, Powderhorn/Phillips Cultural Wellness Center
Diane Benjamin, MPH, FrameWorks Institute
Megan Gunnar, PhD, University of Minnesota, Institute of Child Development
Jim Koppel, MSW, Children’s Defense Fund
Tony LookingElk, City of Minneapolis Department of Health Urban Health Advisory Committee
Art Rolnick, PhD,  Human Capital Research Collaborative, University of Minnesota
Don Warne, MPH, MD,  Office of Native Health for Sanford Health System

This symposium will bring together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to address the critical question of how we translate the science of early brain development into messages that effectively communicate the evidence across disciplines, communities, and cultures. Speakers will emphasize and explore culturally relevant strategies for identifying and addressing the social emotional needs of young children across different cultures and different economic circumstances.

Scholarships and student discounts are available. To register, or for more information, visit Early bird registration specials are available through Friday, April 22, 2011.