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Anna Marie Garcia, LANL Foundation First Born Program Officer
(505) 753-8890 ext. 126
cell: (505) 929-1676
AnnaMG@lanlfoundation.org

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2014 First Born Conference

The 5th Annual First Born Conference was held on September 22 & 23, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort located at 1300 Tuyuna Trail, Santa Anna Pueblo, NM 87004.

This conference brought together over 300 First Born staff, early childhood professionals, and people who work with or care about families in our state.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
FOR FIRST BORN PROGRAM STAFF ONLY
11:00 am registration followed by a working lunch where First Born program staff engaged Spark Talks on topics of interest. Evening networking cocktail hour followed by dinner on their own.

Agenda for September 22:

11:00-11:45am Registration
12:00-1:15pm

Luncheon, Welcome & Introduction: Anna Marie Garcia, First Born Program Director, LANL Foundation; Susan Herrera, LANL Foundation CEO
Luncheon Speaker: Vicki Johnson, Founder, First Born Program

1:15–3:15pm

Spark Talks - First Born Program Staff

3:15–3:30pm Break
3:15–5:00pm Spark Talks continued - First Born Program Staff
5:00–5:30pm Break
5:30-6:30pm Cocktail Hour with hors d’oeuvres


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC & FIRST BORN STAFF
7:30 am registration followed by presentation until 3:30 pm by Keynote Speaker Dr. Bruce Perry, "The Power of Early Childhood".

Agenda for September 23:

7:30–8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30–8:45am

Welcome: Anna Marie Garcia, First Born Program Director, LANL Foundation; Susan Herrera, LANL Foundation CEO;
Speaker Introduction: Marisol Atkins, United Way of Santa Fe County First Born

8:45-9:00am

Introduction of Key Note Speaker: Marisol Atkins, United Way of Santa Fe County First Born

9:00–10:30am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bruce Perry, "The Power of Early Childhood"
10:30–10:45am Break
10:45am–
12:15pm
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bruce Perry continued
12:30–1:45pm Luncheon, Video & Speaker: TBA
2:30–3:30pm Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bruce Perry continued
3:30pm Closing

 

REGISTRATION:
FREE* for First Born program staff Sept. 22 & 23

$125* Sept. 23 for the General Public (includes registration, breakfast, lunch, and conference materials)
*Family members & guests are welcome to join conference participants for breakfast, lunches, and breaks for an additional fee.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:
No charge for First Born program staff Sept. 22

General Public: mention "First Born Conference" to receive a discounted room rate at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort
505-867-1234, www.tamaya.hyatt.com

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.
is an American psychiatrist, currently the Senior Fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy (www.ChildTrauma.org) in Houston, Texas and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Perry will present "The Power of Early Childhood". The human brain has remarkable malleability during development. Experiences of early childhood shape the developing brain by providing a range of social, emotional, motor and cognitive experiences that will literally impact the number and density of synaptic connections, neurons and neural networks in the infant brain. The major provider of these early experiences are the primary carers. This presentation will discuss the vital importance of supporting and fostering brain development from infancy throughout early childhood by supporting the carers. The importance of designing care-giving strategies and support programs for new parents cannot be underestimated. Dr. Perry's address will focus on the importance of positive human relationships as well as providing consistent, nurturing, structured, and enriching environments for children.

Read an article by Dr. Perry about Helping Traumatized Children, featured on Oprah.com.

Watch a video of Dr. Perry discussing the disconnect between what our children need to thrive and what the modern world has to offer.


Dr. Bruce Perry
Keynote speaker Dr. Bruce Perry will present a discussion on "The Power of Early Childhood"

Program Founder
575-538-8504

 Vicki Johnson

FBP Grant County
Gila Regional Medical Center
575-388-9708

Adriana Bowen,
    Program Manager

FBP Hidalgo County
575-542-8384 #2341 or 575-644-0402

Melody Richins,
    Program Manager
FBP Rio Arriba County
Presbyterian Espanola Hospital 505-747-2050 or 505-753-1516

Pam Archer/Cheryl Marita
    Program Managers
FBP Santa Fe County
Santa Fe Children's Project
United Way, Santa Fe Co.
505-660-7720

Marisol Atkins,
    Program Director

Jeanne DuRivage,
    Program Manager
FBP Socorro County
Presbyterian Socorro
General Hospital
575-835-8709

Beth Beers,
    Program Manager
FBP Bernalillo &
Valencia Counties
St. Joseph Community Health Home Visiting Program
505-924-8150 or
505-924-8000

Dianne Wagemann,
    Program Manager

FBP Northern New Mexico
505-454-1343

Louise Hoogerhuis,
    Program Manager

FBP North West New Mexico
505-870-4982

Regina Huffman,
    Executive Director


FBP Los Alamos County
Los Alamos Medical Center

View 2013 First Born Conference information

First Born Program Summary

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