Keynote Presentation

GOLD Birth & Beyond is pleased to offer this free Keynote Presentation which offers valuable education from a leader in the perinatal field. Listen live and experience our interactive platform that allows delegates to get to know one another and pose questions to the speaker or listen to the recording at your convenience. Invite your friends and colleagues and listen together! It’s a great way to generate discussion, new ideas or perspectives and reinvigorate passion and inspiration. Interested in seeing more? There’s still plenty of time to register for the conference and benefit from the incredible education provided in our recorded sessions.

We're thrilled to have Darcia Narvaez, PhD as our 2020 Closing Keynote Speaker. Darcia's presentation "The Postpartum Nest: Helping Parents Lay the Foundation for Their Child's Lifelong Health" is the perfect way to close the live days of our Birth & Beyond Conference on October 26. We invite you to join us at either of our two live sessions or access the public recording of this talk until November 20. Simply reserve your seat to receive exclusive access. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided.

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Darcia Narvaez, PhD

Darcia Narvaez, Professor Emerita of Psychology, University of Notre Dame researches moral development and flourishing from an interdisciplinary perspective, integrating anthropology, neuroscience, clinical, developmental and educational sciences. Her earlier careers include professional musician, business owner, classroom music teacher, classroom Spanish teacher and seminarian, among other things. She grew up bilingual/bicultural but calls the earth her home. Dr. Narvaez’s current research explores how early life experience influences wellbeing and moral character in children and adults. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association and former editor of the Journal of Moral Education. She is on the advisory boards of Attachment Parenting International, Kindred, Your Whole Baby, and the Self Reg Institute. She has numerous publications, including more than 20 books such as Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom: First Nation Know-how for Global Flourishing; Basic Needs, Wellbeing and Morality: Fulfilling Human Potential and Embodied Morality: Protectionism, Engagement and Imagination. A recent book, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom won the 2015 William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association and the 2017 Expanded Reason Award. She blogs for Psychology Today (“Moral Landscapes”) and hosts the webpage

Abstract: The Postpartum Nest: Helping Parents Lay the Foundation for Their Child's Lifelong Health

Every animal has a developmental system or nest for its young that matches up with the maturational schedule of offspring. Humans have a nest too although many people don’t realize it. The human nest refers to the experiences and care that a child receives after birth and in the years that follow. Modern child raising has changed significantly from the nest of our ancestors with concerning results. Learn more about the epigenetic impact of the early nest and how early life experience influences wellbeing and sociomoral character in children and adults as well as societal culture. Delegates will gain an understanding of the essential components of the early nest (including touch, responsivity, breastfeeding, alloparents, positive social support, play, and soothing perinatal experiences) along with ways to empower parents to incorporate them into their infant’s care to create a foundation for lifelong health and well being.

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