Integrada no Ciclo de Conferências Doutorais em Estudos da Criança, realiza-se no dia 20 de novembro de 2013 às 17h, no Anfiteatro do Instituto de Educação, a conferência intitulada “Family-Centered Practices: The Theory, the Evidence and the Implementation”, proferida pela Professora Marilyn Espe-Sherwindt (Director, Family Child Learning Center, Akron Children’s Hospital – Kent State University; Adjunct Associate Professor, MAT Program, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California). A entrada é livre.
“Family-Centered Practices: The Theory, the Evidence and the Implementation”. Family-centered practices are a distinct way of creating partnerships with families that have been shown to impact a wide range of outcomes for the child and family. Nevertheless, research also shows that professionals struggle to implement these practices. This presentation will explore the current evidence behind family-centered practices, and apply that evidence to our work with young children and their families. What should we be doing? Where should the family be? How should we spend our time together?
Marilyn Espe-Sherwindt has been working with young children and their families for more than 20 years. She began her early intervention career by working with young children with disabilities and their families, including families at risk due to mental illness, child neglect, and parental mental retardation. Her passion for young children and their families has led her to writing and directing grant-funded projects, developing inservice trainings, and adjunct teaching at the university level. She has done presentations on the coaching model for practitioners in Ohio, Kansas, and Portugal. She currently is the director of the Family Child Learning Center, where the coaching model is put into practice on a daily basis.