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Our archive of lecture recordings features leaders and experts sharing the latest research on child well-being and applications to parenting and working with children.

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The Roots of Helping, Sharing, and Caring

Ross A. Thompson is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, where he directs the Social and Emotional Development Lab. This presentation describes fresh insights into the development of human caring from a surprising source: studies of young children.

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“Reach out, I’ll be there”: Awakening to resilience in communities

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From Ally to Antiracist: Using Psychological Science and Mindfulness to Cultivate Growth and Action

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The Biology of Love: Synchrony and the Affiliative Brain in Health and Psychopathology

Dr. Ruth Feldman discusses several aspects of her conceptual model and research, including synchrony, the oxytocin system, the mother-infant bond and research on the paternal brain.

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Culture, Context, and Positive Adaptation of U.S. Latinx Youth

Dr. Gonzales examines how contextual and cultural experiences of Latinx youth provide unique challenges and opportunities for positive development.

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Making Mindfulness Stick with Kids and Teens

Dr. Christopher Willard provides an overview of mindfulness concepts and multiple examples of practices and strategies for parents and professionals to share with children and teens.

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Creating Authentic Relationships with Youth and Sharing Trauma-Informed Mindfulness

Dr. Sam Himelstein offers perspectives on defining and sharing mindfulness in an innovative and relevant way for providers working with youth, including teaching formal meditation.

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Raising Resilient Children

Dr. Liliana Lengua discusses the critical role parents play in raising resilient children, particularly in families facing limited income and poverty.

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Bioecological Model of the Effects of Economic Disadvantage and Adversity on Children’s Developmental Outcomes

In this guest presentation at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Liliana Lengua discusses how adversity impacts child development.

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Parenting styles – what do the UW experts say?

In this panel discussion, presenters, including Dr. Liliana Lengua, discuss popular parenting styles such as free range, attachment, and helicopter parenting.

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