Parenting Matters Conference


Saturday, March 12, 2016

8:00 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. 
(Keynote address at 8:45 a.m.)

Bradley Hospital, the nation’s first psychiatric hospital for children, presents its 26th annual Parenting Matters conference on Saturday, March 12, 2016. This half-day event offers parents, childcare providers, social workers and teachers a unique opportunity to learn from top child development and behavior professionals in a casual setting.

The event will feature a keynote presentation by Ellen Galinsky, a leading authority on work-family issues and the president and co-founder of the Families and Work Institute in Manhattan. Galinsky’s presentation "Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs" will address the key life skills children – and adults – need to achieve their goals successfully. This presentation will be offered in Spanish and English.

In addition to the keynote presentation, more than 20 workshops on a variety of topics are available. At Parenting Matters, you can share your child-rearing experiences, be reassured that you are not alone, and benefit from the wisdom of top child development and behavior professionals.


Rhode Island Department of Education, Early Learning Professionals, Social Work and Rhode Island DCYF professional credits are available.