Registration Opens April 1, 2018

Vail Marriott, 715 W Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657

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Now Accepting Workshop Applications!

The deadline for submission is February 23, 2018.

Keynote Speakers


Sarah Watamura, PhD

Dr. Sarah Enos Watamura is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Denver where she directs the Child Health & Development Lab and co-directs the Stress, Early Experience and Development (SEED) Research Center. After training with Megan Gunnar, PhD, at the University of Minnesota's Institute of Child Development, she received her PhD from the Department of Human Development at Cornell University in 2005. She has longstanding interests in children's physiologic regulation, their development within caregiving contexts, and in understanding mechanisms and trajectories from early life experiences to later physical health, mental health, cognitive/educational, and socio-emotional outcomes. Her work focuses on the role of adverse, protective and promotive factors in families experiencing poverty and among newly immigrated and refugee families, and includes testing promising intervention approaches.

Robert Sege, MD, PhD

More information coming soon.


Corey Best

Corey B. Best is first, a dedicated father.  He is originally from Washington, DC who now resides in Florida.  This is where Corey began his transformation into leadership training, systems building, family engagement, race equity, promoting protective factors, social equality and highlighting “good enough parenting” for those impacted by the child welfare system.  Through his involvement with re-building systems that are responsive to establishing equal partnerships with parents and optimal child and family development through primary prevention efforts. Corey is also a Certified in the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Fund’s Bringing the Protective Factors to Life in Your Work.