The Contemplative Practices to Promote Child and Family Well-Being Conference will bring together scholars and practitioners whose work is designed to enhance the well-being of children and families through secular contemplative practices such as mindfulness and meditation. We seek to advance the science and practice of contemplative practices to address:
- Children’s and family member’s attention and emotion regulation,
- Feelings of stress, empathy, compassion, and
- Positive interactions with others (especially between parents and children)
Cutting edge research findings and their applications will be presented, with many opportunities for discussion, sharing and networking across the two days.
Registration includes breakfast, snacks, appetizers during the poster session, a yoga session with Scott Anderson of Alignment Yoga, a meditation session with Cortland Dahl, and dialogues with Drs. Raison, Duncan, Davidson, and Dimidjian.
Also featuring a choice of panels in the areas of Public Education, Health, and Diverse Communities. Cutting edge research findings and their applications will be presented, with many opportunities for discussion, sharing and networking across the two days. We are in the process of applying for continuing education credits from the Wisconsin Psychological Association.
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Dates: October 9-October 10, 2015
Location: Nancy Nicholas Hall, School of Human Ecology, 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706
Prices: $300 Full Registration Fee (Unlimited)
$150 Teachers and UW System Employees Registration Fee (Maximum 50)*
$75 Student Registration Fee (Maximum 50)*
* A limited number of spaces at the discounted rate are available, so register early! Register here now!
Cancellation/Refund Policy: A full refund, minus a $25 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made on or before September 25, 2015. After September 25, 2015, no refunds will be given. Substitutions are welcome at any time. If the conference is cancelled for any reason, your registration fee will be refunded. The Conference is not responsible for the refund of airfare, hotel, or any other costs.
Registration Questions: Call CALS Conference Services at (608) 263-1672.
Hotel Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved for our overnight guests with a special rate at The Best Western Plus InnTowner, 2424 University Avenue. This newly remodeled hotel is conveniently located right next to campus, about a 5 minute shuttle ride to Nancy Nicholas Hall on Linden Drive. Please book by September 18th to ensure a room.
Parking: If you need to park on campus, you will need to make your own parking arrangements. Please go to http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/visitor.aspx or call 608-262-8683 to request a permit for Friday only for Lot 27 which is under Nancy Nicholas Hall.
If you are staying at the Best Western Plus InnTowner, they offer free shuttle service to/from campus and an additional fee for parking can be avoided.
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