Science of Parenting Conference at USFSP March 24

A photo of Dr. Wendy Rote, wearing a green turtleneck

Dr. Wendy Rote, who will present “Parenting and Adolescent Autonomy Development”

The inaugural Science of Parenting conference will be held at USF St. Petersburg on Thursday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the University Student Center Ballroom.

The free one-day conference will highlight cutting-edge research in parenting and will feature five internationally recognized speakers who will discuss their research on the parent brain, stress exposure, relationship quality, co-parenting, and autonomy. Free CE hours also will be offered for Florida licensed clinical social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists.

“The Science of Parenting will bring the latest research and interventions on parenting practices to both parents and professionals working with families,” said Dr. Jamie McHale, director of the Family Study Center at USFSP. “The event will reach community families and the professional community of social workers, case managers, clinicians, therapists, home visitors, and others interested in the most effective ways to support parents and children in our community.” Two members of the Family Study Center’s staff, Dr. Allison Pinto and Ms. Lisa Negrini, will be among those presenting at the conference.

Visit the Science of Parenting website to learn more about the conference or to register.

The event is presented by the USFSP Department of Psychology, the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County, USFSP Psychological Science Organization, and the USFSP Graduate Association for Students in Psychology. The conference also is USFSP 50th Anniversary event sponsored by Wells Fargo.  Learn more about USFSP’s yearlong celebration and other upcoming events.