Child and Family Services

Why Bother with Fathers? | Thursday October 25, 2012 | 9:00am—4:00pm

The other Attachment and the Development of Young Children
By Kyle Pruett, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and a pioneer in defining the role of men as fathers.

Dr. Pruett will present a day-long interactive workshop on the clinical significance of paternal engagement on child and family development.

The morning session will focus on how fathering differs from mothering and why it matters to child outcomes. He will present research that prepares the way for revamping current approaches to families around paternal engagement strategies.

In the afternoon, Dr. Pruett will present the newest findings from his own awardwinning research on paternal engagement with special emphasis on how such engagement affects maternal behavior.

The day will end with small-group discussions of how our agencies and institutions can integrate father-friendly practices into their programming.

Thursday October 25, 2012 | 9:00am—4:00pm
Vista Del Mar Campus
3200 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 836-1223

Registration Form

$85 conference fee without CEUs / $100 conference

 

DR. KYLE PRUETT

Dr. Pruett is recognized as a prominent author, international lecturer, media personality and pioneering researcher. Dr. Pruett has conducted the country’s only long-term study of the impact on children by primary caretaking fathers. As one of the most respected experts on child and family development, Dr. Kyle Pruett is considered a parenting visionary who takes parents deep into the hearts and minds of their children. He puts the emotional well-being of children right where it belongs: at the center of child development.

Dr. Pruett is an award winning author of The Nurturing Father and Fatherneed. Coupling fatherhood with parenting, he has hosted the television series Your Child Six to Twelve with Dr.  Kyle Pruett. A frequent contributor to the New York Times, Good Housekeeping, and Child, he serves as a consultant for CBS Morning News and has appeared on Good Morning America, Oprah, CBS This Morning, and NPR.

Dr. Pruett’s unique mix of lecture and discussion is a daylong interactive workshop, linking the fresh evidence-based clinical neuroscience of paternal engagement and child outcomes to hands-on father involvement and co-parenting practice.

Participants will learn ways of positively and actively engaging fathers into their regular routines and how to make those routines more father friendly. Participants will also learn how paternal care differs from maternal care and why those differences can positively affect child outcomes and family functioning.

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Dr. Pruett will present a day-long interactive workshop on the clinical significance of paternal engagement on child and family development. Beginning with a review of how fathering differs from mothering and why it matters to child outcomes, he will then move on to present current practice and research findings that prepare the way for revamping our current approaches to families around paternal engagement strategies and why it matters to children that these changes occur.  After lunch, Dr. Pruett will present the newest findings from his own award-winning research on paternal engagement in at-risk families of young children with special emphasis on how such engagement affects maternal behavior, and then end the day with small-group discussions of how our agencies and institutions can justify and integrate father-friendly practices into their programming.

8:30 a.m. – Registration

9:00 a.m. – Conference Begins (Lunch will be included)

4:00p.m. – Conference Ends

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

6 CE/CME Credits available for Psychologists* / LCSWs and MFTs** *Vista Del Mar is an MCEP Provider (VIS-002).  This program has been submitted for approval of 6.0 continuing education credits by the MCEP Accrediting Agency.

**Vista Del Mar is a provider (#PCE3020) for the

CA Board of Behavioral Sciences.