Parent Edge to host "Change and Resiliency" presentation on April 27th

April 10, 2016 | by Erin Sirianni

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Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 9.23.06 PMMercer Island Parent Edge is hosting Dr. Liliana Lengua who will share the presentation “Supporting Elementary-Aged Children Through Change: Promoting Resilient Responses to Life’s Stresses” on April 27th at 9:30 am. The presentation will take place at Lakeridge elementary school at 8215 SE 78th St.

More information from Parent Edge: 

As parents, we serve a critical role in raising resilient children. We buffer them from the experiences of adversity and stress, promote their self-regulation and coping skills, and provide them with opportunities to grow from their experiences.

Join us for a morning with Dr. Lengua as she discusses how our effective parenting, supported by mindfulness, can promote our children’s resilient responses to stress.

About Liliana Lengua, Ph.D.: 

Liliana Lengua, Ph.D., UW Professor of Psychology and director of the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, is a child clinical psychologist and a mother of 3 children. She is an internationally recognized expert on children’s vulnerable and resilient responses to stress, demonstrating how parenting and children’s temperament contributes to children’s unique responses to stress. She has developed an evidence-based parenting program infused with mindfulness practices to enhance parenting effectiveness. She has been the principal investigator of several federally funded research projects and is the author of over 70 published papers. She serves on the steering committee for the CDC funded Washington State Essentials for Childhood Initiative, collaborates with the Harvard Center for the Developing Child’s Frontiers of Innovation, and serves on the board of trustees for Neighborhood House, a private, nonprofit anti- poverty organization.

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