Explorations in Development


MPSI Healthier Urban Families and Infant Mental Health programs collaborate to offer a yearly conference, Explorations in Development. The conference highlights nationally recognized speakers who address issues impacting infants, children and families and are of particular interest to mental health providers, educators, human service professionals, and health care professionals.

Past conference topics include:

  • Understanding the Impact of Past and Present Trauma on the Lives of Parents and Young Children
  • Reducing Infant Mortality: Emerging trends in Prevention & Developmentally Informed Care
  • Understanding Disorganized Attachment and Caregiving
  • Defining Therapeutic Action: Attachment-Based Intervention with High-Risk Families
  • Early Indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Research Informed Children
  • Speech Language and Sensory-Motor Challenges in Children

For more information contact Beverly Weathington at ac8787@wayne.edu or 313-664-2500