Infant Mental Health Advocacy Conference Set for Jan. 6

Dec. 18, 1995

WACO, Texas - Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, a Waco native and leading authority on child development, will be honored at the fourth Infant Mental Health Advocacy (Brazelton) Conference scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, in the Cashion Building of the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University.

Brazelton is the host of the award-winning Lifetime Cablevision show, What Every Baby Knows, the author of 24 books on child rearing, a syndicated columnist whose column appears in newspapers across the nation and a contributing editor to Family Circle magazine. A reception for Brazelton will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5 at the Earle-Harrison House, one of Waco's historic homes.

The Brazelton conference, which is held every two years, brings together more than 400 advocates and professionals for educational workshops and networking opportunities.

The theme of the 1996 conference will be "Birth to Three... the Critical Years." Dr. Kathryn Taaffe Young will lead the first session "A Wake-up Call to America: Meeting the Needs of Our Youngest Children" from 9-10:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, in the Kyser Auditorium of the Hankamer School of Business.

Young is the senior program officer for the Commonwealth Fund and principal author of the Carnegie Task Force's recent landmark report "Starting Points: Meeting the Needs of our Youngest Children."

The Brazelton conference is co-sponsored by Baylor and more than 17 child advocacy organizations.

Conference registration is $85 plus $25 for the reception in honor of Brazelton.

For more information, contact Dr. Randy Wood, professor of curriculum and instruction and Director of the Center for Christian Education at Baylor at (817) 755-2410.

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