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Ambit Network Fall Conference: The Importance of Parenting in Highly Stressed Children and Families Friday, September 15, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

U.S. Bank Stadium Hyundai Room

A growing body of research has shown how working with parents can improve mental health outcomes for children exposed to traumatic stress. A half-day conference from the University of Minnesota’s Ambit Network and Center for Resilient Families will highlight cutting edge work in this field.
The conference will feature keynote presenter Dr. Marion Forgatch, a key developer of Parent Management Training – the Oregon Model (PMTO), a landmark evidence-based prevention intervention that has been implemented around the world. Center for Resilient Families Director Abi Gewirtz and clinical psychologist Dr. BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya will also present. Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper and Minnesota House Representative for District 60B, Ilhan Omar, will make opening remarks.
The Center for Resilient Families and the Ambit Network are part of the Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health at the University of Minnesota.