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Schedule of Events
9:30 am: Log in Time (If you log in a bit early, you'll be in the Waiting Room.)
9:45 to 10:00 am: Opening Remarks
10:00 to 11:00 am: Morning Keynote: Dr. Stuart Shanker
Topic: Building Resilience in Parents and Children: The Self-Reg View
11:15 am to 12:15 pm: Dr. Daisy Singla
Topic: Improving Access to Talk Therapies for Perinatal Populations
12:15 to 12:45 pm: Interactive Lunch & Twitter Chat
Understanding RSV & Common Winter Illnesses
1:00 to 2:00 pm: Afternoon Keynote: Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis
Topic: The Importance of Examining The Whole Family in Perinatal Mental Health, Including Fathers
2:15 to 3:15 pm: Breakout Sessions
Topic: Writing Your Fairy Tale: The Power of Redefinition
Speaker: Lesley Donaldson
Topic: Optimizing Care of the Infant With NAS
Speaker: Mindy Fuzesy
Topic: Indigenous Perinatal Health: Respecting the Ceremony of Birth
Speaker: Carol Couchie
Topic: Windows of Opportunity for Feeding Success
Speaker: Maxine Scringer-Wilkes
3:30 to 4:30 pm: Closing Session: Panel moderated by André Picard
Panel Speaker: Catriona Hippman
Panel Speaker: Hiltrud Dawson
Panel Speaker: Dr. Gina Wong
Panel Speaker: Claire Kerr-Zlobin
Speakers & Topic Descriptions
Building Resilience in Parents and Children: The Self-Reg View
Resilience has been a hot topic in child development and education in recent years. In this special webinar for professionals, Dr. Stuart Shanker (D. Phil), author of Self-Reg (2016) and Reframed (2020), will unlock the hidden keys to building resilience in parents and children. Dr. Shanker defines resilience as how well we can stabilize—come back to balance—after dealing stressors and challenges of all types. “The more effectively we can recover from the energy expended to deal with a stressor, the more primed we are to deal with the next stress, and the next, and the next.” Topics will include:
Improving Access to Talk Therapies for Perinatal Populations
This talk will discuss the evidence of 'talk therapies' and their application to improve access for common challenges such as perinatal depression and anxiety from a global health perspective.
The Importance of Examining The Whole Family in Perinatal Mental Health, Including Fathers
The objective of this presentation is to review paternal mental health and the importance of fathers in child development. The presentation will also discuss how we can include partners in perinatal programs including mental health.
Supporting the Mental Health of Newcomer Moms in Postpartum Period
Writing Your Fairy Tale: The Power of Redefinition
Few of us truly let the direction of the wind dictate our journey. We have an idea in our head of what life is supposed to look like. What happens when our hard work, intricate plans, and biggest dreams are toppled by something beyond our control? When the future we wanted is gone, it's devastating. Lesley Donaldson-Reid shares how her high-risk pregnancy and son's extremely premature birth erased her fairytale, and how she and her family persevered through the trauma - and continue to thrive - using the power of redefinition.
Optimizing Care of the Infant With NAS
The presentation will address current maternal opiate use and infant directed care for babies experiencing neonatal abstinence syndrome, focusing on non-pharmacological care and parents as first line treatment.
Indigenous Perinatal Health: Respecting the Ceremony of Birth
Carol Couchie will be discussing how Indigenous Midwives help prepare pregnant people for birth and Indigenous birthing families for the changes that a new baby brings. She will discuss how Indigenous Midwifery brings resilience and reconciliation to both the birthing family and newborn. How the loss of Midwifery in our communities has contributed to the devastating statistics to Indigenous women and their infants.
Windows of Opportunity for Feeding Success
Discussion about the components of human milk and their impact on child health. Recognize how important it is for sick or premature infants to receive their mother's breast milk. Hear about ways to support parents to achieve their feeding goals. Messages and actions take place at key times and the impact on feeding success. Objectives:
Wherever maternal mental health is a priority, communities thrive. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Moms in need of support often realize it’s up to them to find it.
Join us as we reveal and explore extensive research detailing maternal mental health infrastructure in each province–including where gaps exist.
Genetic researcher, clinical assistant professor and Research Fellow with the Reproductive and Infant Psychiatry programs at BC Children's Hospital, Catriona L. Hippman joins us to discuss her findings along with a stellar panel of experts including:
Hiltrud Dawson, neonatal RN, former midwife and Team Lead at Best Start by Health Nexus
Dr. Gina Wong, Registered Psychologist, Professor, and Program Chair in the Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology in the Faculty of Health Disciplines at Athabasca University
Moderated by 6-time author and Globe & Mail Health Columnist, André Picard.
|Catriona Hippman||Hiltrud Dawson||Dr. Gina Wong||Claire Kerr-Zlobin|