Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Drum Roll Please...

And the final plenary speaker for The 2014 National Conference for America's Children is...

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Dr. David Willis, M.D. FAAP

"Building health and education readiness for the next generation of children requires a focus on the one science of early brain development, addressing toxic stress from pre-conception to early childhood."
- Dr. David Willis  

Dr. Willis serves as the Director of the Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Services within the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration. His work and wisdom will surely be appreciated by all those who work in or around home visiting.

A clinician for more than 30 years, Dr. Willis founded the Northwest Early Childhood Institute and became the first Medical Director of the Artz Center for Developmental Health, a multidisciplinary clinic. He also serves as the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Early Brain & Child Development Strategic Initiative, and has been a member of Dr. Jack Shonkoff's Frontiers for Innovation at Harvard's Center for the Developing Child.

Dr. Willis will present on the importance of early nurturing relationships, early childhood systems of care, collective impact, adversity and toxic stress. You won't want to miss this!

The 2014 National Conference for America's Children will take place at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL, from Sunday, May 18, through Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Register now!

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