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ParentMap Presents: 2005 Pathways Lecture Series For Parents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January, 2005

Contact:
Suzanne Goren, Marketing Manager
206-760-7797
Suzanne@parentmap.com


ParentMap Presents:
  2005 Pathways Lecture Series For Parents
Pathways is a parenting lecture series sponsored by ParentMap Magazine. We have joined with other businesses and organizations in our community to bring experts in their field, addressing the many challenges and concerns that parents face. Presenting sponsors include Children’s Regional Medical Center, Overlake Hospital, and KCTS.

Parenting from the Inside Out -– How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help
You Raise Children Who Thrive
Daniel Siegel, MD
Intiman Playhouse at the Seattle Center
Thursday, February 24, 2005, 7pm – 9pm


Dr. Daniel Siegel, a recent advisor on the Dr. Phil show and an award-winning educator and author, explores how parents’ childhood experiences affect how they raise their own children. Dr. Siegel will present an overview of the “inside-out” approach to parenting, which promotes well-being and healthy development in our children.

Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry.  He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative

 “A” is for Attachment: The ABC’s of Bonding with Your Infant Including decisions
about child care and parenting the child with special needs.
Susan L. Spieker, Ph.D.
Jean Kelly, Ph.D.
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
Thursday, March 10, 2005, 7pm – 9pm


All children are born into this world totally dependent on the relationships they develop with their parents and their caregivers. Susan Spieker, Ph.D. and Jean Kelly, Ph.D. will help parents discover how to raise happy children who engage in trusting and caring relationships with others and are free to explore and learn about the world around them.
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall,
200 University Street, Seattle
Dr. Jean Kelly is a research professor in the Department of Family and Child Nursing, director of the Promoting First Relationships Program and director of NCAST-AVENUW, an organization that develops and disseminates research-based practice guidelines for health practitioners, other professionals and parents. She is on the governing board of the Washington State Child Care Resource and Referral Network and is past chair of the governor-appointed Advisory Council to the Washington State Infant-Toddler Early Intervention Program.  Dr. Kelly is an advisor to the graduate-level educational program at the Center on Infant Mental Health at the UW, and has served as a member of its faculty since the Center was launched in 2001. For over two decades, she has directed research and training programs focused on young children's social and emotional health. She is also the author of numerous articles and chapters promoting children's social and emotional development.
Susan Spieker is Research Professor in Family and Child Nursing; Member of the Graduate Faculty; Adjunct Research Professor in Psychology; Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability; and Contributing Faculty, Social Work Prevention Research Center.

Susan's research since 1983 involves six different longitudinal samples. These studies have focused on the effects of early experience; specifically, early care giving experience, on the socio-emotional development of infants and children. Susan has examined the infant-mother attachment relationship, its antecedents and consequences, in every study.

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
John Gottman, Ph.D.
Intiman Playhouse at Seattle Center
Tuesday, March 22, 2005, 7pm – 9pm


After a decade of research, Dr. Gottman’s team encountered a group of parents who did five very simple things with their children when they were emotional. Gottman calls these five things “Emotion Coaching.” Find out what the five elements of “Emotion Coaching” are, and how to put them to use in your own family.

Dr. John Gottman has been studying marriage, couples and parent-child relationships for over three decades. He is the author or co-author of 119 published academic articles, as well as 38 books, including his most recent works: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work; The Relationship Cure and Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting.

Dr. Gottman has appeared on numerous TV programs including Dateline, Primetime, 20/20, Oprah and the Today Show. You can find articles about his work in the archives of Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, New Woman, Redbook, People and Psychology Today.
Dr.Gottman is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he is spearheading his newest project called, Bringing Baby Home, sponsored primarily by Talaris Research Institute with additional funding from the Kirlin Foundation. This project focuses on the transition from pregnancy to parenthood, teaching parents relationships and parenting skills, as well as providing essential information about early childhood development.

In addition, Dr. Gottman and his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, are co-founders of The Gottman Institute. The Institute provides training and educational materials for mental health professionals and families.

Launching Your Teen into Adulthood:
10 Skills Adolescents Need to be Successful
Laura Kastner, Ph.D.
Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue
Wednesday, April 27, 2005, 7pm – 9pm


Worrying about college? Or how to prepare a middle school child for high school? Parents are encouraged to put their efforts into the development of 10 competencies so that young adults can make the most of their launching years. Learn what skills researchers believe are critical for young adults to have when they head out into the world successfully.

Dr. Kastner, a well respected author and expert on adolescent behavior.  Currently a Clinical Associate Professor, she has been on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington since the completion of her Internship.  Her positions there have included Chief Psychologist in the Adolescent Health Program, Supervisor in the Consult and Liaison Division of Child Psychiatry at the Children’s Hospital and Staff Psychologist in the Adolescent Clinic.  

Dr. Kastner’s published articles in academic journals pertain to a variety of areas including:  eating disorders, teenage suicide, and the psychological characteristics of chronically ill children, adolescent pregnancy, Toxic Shock Syndrome, adolescent sexuality, and the teaching of interview skills in medical settings.  

Kastner has appeared on the Today Show, the CBS early morning show, and local news stations.  Dr. Kastner is the author with Jennifer Wyatt of a book entitled “The Seven Year Stretch: How the Family Works Together to Grow Through Adolescence”(Boston: Houghton Mifflin, l997).  She also contributed to a book entitled “The Inside Story on Teen Girls” (American Psychological Association, 2002).   Her most recently published book, also co-authored with J. Wyatt, is entitled “The Launching Years: Strategies for parenting from senior year to college life” and was published by Random House’s Three Rivers Press (2002). In 2003, she received the Distinguished Psychologist Award from the Washington State Psychological Association and she was voted among the “Top Doctors in Seattle” for the Seattle Magazine.


Impacting the Supersized Generation: A Panel Discussion about Health, Nutrition
and Media Influence on Families
Don Shifrin, MD and Jan Faull, M.Ed.
First Congregational Church, Bellevue
Thursday, May 12, 2005, 7pm – 9pm


Is obesity in kids pervasive? Do your children request and eat foods that are heavily advertised? Learn from a panel of experts, led by well-known “Mediatrician”, Don Shifrin, MD and local parenting expert and Seattle Times columnist Jan Faull, M.Ed.
First Congregational Church, 700 108th Avenue N.E., Bellevue

Donald Lee Shifrin, MD, a board certified pediatrician and current Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, has been in private practice at Pediatric Associates, Inc, PS, in Bellevue, Washington, for 27 years.

Concerned with educating the public about health matters for children, Dr. Shifrin served as a member of the board of Mediascope, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that promotes responsible depictions of health and social issues in media. He has also served as the pediatrician-in-studio for the KIRO-TV 7-Live Morning Show. Dr. Shifrin has been interviewed on many radio talk shows addressing childhood health issues; he has also been invited to address local and national professional audiences to discuss such issues as nutrition for children younger than 12 years of age, making an early start to developing and maintaining a healthy heart, and the obesity epidemic in young people

Jan Faull, M.Ed., has taught Parent Education for more than twenty-five years, she is a recognized speaker to a wide variety of parenting organizations, and she conducts regular classes at Overlake Hospital on Seattle’s Eastside.  She developed a training program along with a team from the Comprehensive Health Education Foundation titled Social Beginnings:  Guiding Children Toward Positive Behavior.   
Jan appears twice monthly on Kong TVs (NBC affiliate) morning show, Seattle Live.  Jan’s weekly "Parenting" column for The Seattle Times appears on Saturdays

Science and Modern Parenting:
Are you Ozzie and Harriet or Ozzy and Sharon?
Expectations of Parenting from Multiple Perspectives.
Kathryn E. Barnard, Ph.D.
Wright Auditorium, Children’s Hospital
Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 7pm – 9pm


What does the “good” parent need to know about raising secure, responsible and successful children? Dr. Barnard will discuss the key areas of concern to modern parents, including how to find time to devote to family, promoting secure relationships, providing boundaries, and supporting and encouraging quality learning.   
Children’s Hospital Wright Auditorium, 4800 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle

Kathryn E. Barnard, RN, Ph.D., is the Charles and Gerda Spence Endowed Professor in Nursing at the University of Washington. Her pioneering work to improve the physical and mental health outcomes of infants and young children has earned her numerous honors, including the Gustav O. Leinhard Award from the Institute of Medicine, and the Episteme Award, the highest honor in nursing, from Sigma Theta Tau International. Kathryn Barnard has devoted her entire career to promoting understanding of the impact of the first three years of life on a child's later physical, psychological and emotional health. She is the founder of the NCAST program providing health care workers around the globe with the first empirically proven guidelines to assess infant development and intervene with appropriate parent-child interactions. Barnard has worked over the past two decades with the Washington Department of Health providing consultation and training on child health assessment, parent-child interaction and preventive health strategies. During the past five years she was involved with the Department in developing a testing means of identifying risk and protective factors for parenting. She also directed the Washington State Plan and as such developed the Consortium of Washington sites implementing the Nurse Family Partnership. Kathryn Barnard is founding director of the Center on Infant Mental Health and Development at the University of Washington, which opened in 2001.

For questions about the Series contact:
Suzanne Goren, 206-760-7797 or Suzanne@parentmap.com

To Purchase Tickets:
Go to www.parentmap.com/pathways or call 206-232-1940
All tickets are $12

Presenting Sponsors:
Children’s Hospital
KCTS
Overlake Hospital.
Additional Sponsors
Bank of America
Foundation for Early Learning
Kirlin Foundation
Barnes & Noble
The Little Gym
Nela

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