Join us for the Child and Family Research Network’s Fall Lecture. Dr. Esther Leerkes will present on “Responding to Infant Crying: A Pathway to Healthy Emotional Development.”
Hosted at the Greensboro Historical Museum, the Wednesday, Nov. 7, event is free and open to the public and will include light refreshments.
Dr. Leerkes is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Last month, she received UNCG’s 2012 Junior Research Excellence Award.
Leerkes’ research focuses on (1) the unique impact of mothers’ responses to crying on the development of infant emotion regulation, attachment security, and behavioral problems and (2) on identifying the emotional, cognitive, biological, and contextual factors that facilitate mothers’ sensitive responding to infant crying. Implications of this work for parents and other caregivers will be highlighted.
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