Northwest affiliate spring 2015 update

The Northwest Council is gearing up for another great spring conference. This year's theme is "Resiliency in Children and Families." In addition to our regular sessions, which include breakout presentations and a student poster session, we are in the process of arranging a few special sessions that will align with our conference theme. We have invited the Dougy Center--The National Center for Grieving Children and Families--to conduct a training for our conference attendees on how to help children grieve and cope in developmentally appropriate ways after experiencing the death of a family member.

Two panel discussions are planned, one focusing on the field of child life, and the other on substance abuse and resilience in family systems.

Something else new to our program will be "round table mentoring." We have replaced traditional speed mentoring with this new format in the hopes that mentors and mentees will have more time to interact.

Those interested in presenting or attending should check out our website for more information as it becomes available. We are all looking forward to an engaging and informative conference this spring!