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Virtual Nurturing Developing Minds Conference & Research Symposium

February 26, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

On Friday, February 26, 2021 from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM, researchers, policymakers, medical practitioners, early childhood educators and all those working to optimize children’s development convened online for interactive learning. Professional development credits for medical practitioners as well as early childhood educators were offered.

View the conference agenda and speakers’ biographies


Keynote Address, Perri Klass MD – Body and Mind: Children’s Well-Being in the Pandemic
YouTube recording and presentation

Equity Challenges Track

Uncovering Unconscious Bias, Mary C. Garvey, MS
YouTube recording and presentation

COVID-19 & Provider Challenges: Child Care & Pediatric Health Experiences, Megan Carolan, MPP
YouTube recording and presentation

Advocacy 101, Bryan Boroughs, JD
YouTube recording and presentation

Service Provision Challenges Track

Positive Childhood Experiences in Rural Areas, before and during COVID-19, Elizabeth L. Crouch, PhD and Janice C. Probst, PhD
YouTube recording and presentation

BabyNet & Early Childhood Education Services, Jennifer Buster, MEd and Jenny May, MEd, PhD
YouTube recording and presentation

Early Childhood Mental Health Policy and Practice Perspective and Direct Service Perspective, within COVID-19 Service Environment, Susan Callahan, MSW and Mary Ellen Warren, PhD
YouTube recording and presentation

Developmental Challenges Track

Autism Spectrum Disorder in School Aged Children: Update on Diagnosis and Management, Laura Arnstein Carpenter, PhD
YouTube recording and presentation

LEND Family Panel, Moderator: Karen E. Irick, Panelists: Tanisha Morris, Dori Tempio and Jennifer Swank
YouTube recording and slide

Positive Parenting for Clinicians, Toni M. Whitaker, MD and Alexandra M. Vohs, PsyD, NCSP
YouTube recording and presentation


February 26, 2021
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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