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Engaging the Strength of Family to Promote Lifelong Health: Lessons from the First Americans
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD
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Engaging the Strength of Family to Promote Lifelong Health: Lessons from the First Americans
The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health and Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (NAFFA) will partner to hold a conference entitled, Engaging the Strength of Family to Promote Lifelong Health: Lessons from the First Americans, featuring effective, family-based approaches to promoting life-long health. The conference will include leaders from national tribal organizations, Johns Hopkins institutions, private foundations, allied political leaders, and experts in family advocacy.  The event will be live-streamed and will result in a post-conference report with recommendations for public and private sector action. The conference is free but RSVP is required.

Engaging the Strength of Family to Promote Lifelong Health:
Lessons from the First Americans
May 1, 2017
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD

Presented in partnership by
Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (JHCAIH) &
Native American Fatherhood & Families Association (NAFFA)

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KEYNOTE: Donald Warne, MD, MPH (Oglala Lakota), MD, MPH, North Dakota State University

PANEL 1: Sacred Families, Healthy Children: How the Roots of Indigenous Culture Promote Health and Resilience - Moderator - Amy Fa'atoafe, MSW

Fatherhood and Motherhood are Sacred, Albert Pooley, MSW, MPA (Navajo/Hopi), Exec.Dir., NAFFA
The Early Roots of Health, Ann Bullock, MD (Minnesota Chippewa), IHS
There is No (Ojibwe) (Navajo) word for Foster Care, Anita Fineday, JD, Casey Family Programs

PANEL 2: Engaging Families Across the Lifespan - Moderator - Leo Nolan, MEd

Family Spirit Early Childhood Intervention, Crystal See (Navajo), JHCAIH and Allison Barlow, PhD, MPH, Director, JHCAIH
Linking Generations By Strengthening Relationships, Mark Pooley, MEd (Navajo/Hopi),
 Tribal Outreach Coord., NAFFA & Sean Brotherson, PhD, North Dakota State University
Promoting Health with Anishinabe Families, Melissa Walls, PhD (Bois Forte and
 Couchiching First Nation Anishinabe), University of Minnesota

PANEL 3: Parenting as Medicine Against Toxic Stress, Trauma and Substance Use: Best Practices - Moderator - Kathy Etc, PhD

Strengthening Families, Middle School Children and Parents, Nancy Whitesell, PhD,
 University of Colorado, and Alicia Mousseau, PhD, (Oglala Lakota), University of Colorado
Honoring Children, Mending the Circle (Parent Child Interaction Therapy), Dolores Subia BigFoot, PhD, (Caddo Nation/Northern Cheyenne Tribe), University of Oklahoma Health
 Sciences Center, and Michelle Sarche, PhD, (Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe)
Resilience and Family-Based Approaches to Promoting Wellness, John Walkup, MD
 Weill Cornell Medical School

***RECEPTION & NETWORKING***

RSVP to attend!

For more information, please call the Center for American Indian Health at (410) 955-6931.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Casey Family Programs - Gold Sponsor
Aetna Foundation - Bronze Sponsor

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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (View)
615 N. Wolfe Street, Feinstone Hall
Baltimore, MD 21205
United States


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