Preconference Event
Thursday, September 23, 1999, 7:00 p.m.
Experience, Brain Development and the Next Generation
Dr. Bruce Perry,
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Conference Agenda
Friday, September 24, 1999, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.: Welcome to Precious Minds, New Connections

Mr. Palmer Moe, Executive Director, Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, San Antonio, TX


8:30 a.m.: Rethinking Neglect
Dr. Howard Dubowitz, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
9:00 a.m.: Functional Neuroimaging: Modalities for the Study of Brain Development and its Disorders,
Dr. Peter Fox, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Interaction of Caregiver and Child
10:10 a.m.: Touch Therapy for Children and Adolescents
Dr. Maria Hernandez-Reif,
Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL
10:45 a.m.: Pospartum Depression, Infant-Directed Speech, and Infant Learning
Dr. Peter Kaplan,
The University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO
11:15 a.m.: Brain Development: The Power of Play
Dr. Mary Ruth Moore,
University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

12:00 - 1:45 p.m.: Lunch: San Antonio Children's Museum
Located two blocks from the Empire Theatre. Exhibits displayed and books for sale!

2:00 p.m.: Featured Speaker:
Abuse and Neglect and Its Influence on Brain Development
Dr. Bruce Perry,
Chief of Psychiatry, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX

The Myths of Culture, Poverty and Fatherhood
3:40 p.m.: Empowering Leadership through Faith and Culture
Sr. Tobin Lardie
and Sr. Anita de Luna, Mexican-American Cultural Center, San Antonio, TX
4:10 p.m.: Making Ends Meet: The Perspective of Non-Residential, Low-Income Fathers
Dr. Laura Lein,
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
4:35 p.m.: Discounted, Not Deadbeat: Helping Young Dads (and their children) Succeed
Mr. Michael Hayes,
Texas Fragile Families Initiative, Austin, TX
Saturday, September 25, 1999, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
7:30 - 8:15 a.m.: Check-in, The Empire Theatre

8:15 a.m.: Opening Dance
Innovative Programming
8:30 a.m.: Enriching Young Minds: Applying Research in the Arts, Child Development and Neuroscience to Early Childhood Education
Dr. Deborah H. Atkins,
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
8:55 a.m.: Prenatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation by Nurses
Ms. Peggy Hill,
Kempe Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health, Denver, CO
9:20 a.m.: Birth to Three: Promising Approaches to Serving the Needs of Infants, Toddlers and their Families
Ms. Linda Eggbeer,
ZERO TO THREE, Washington, D.C.
9:40 a.m.: Helping Parents to Prepare Children for Success in School
Dr. Craig T. Ramey,
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
10:00 a.m.: Promoting Successful Families and Schools
Dr. Sharon L. Ramey,
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

10:45 a.m.: Snapshot of San Antonio's Children

Presentation of recent research on San Antonio's children
Dr. Megan E. Kromer, Kronkosky
Charitable Foundation, San Antonio, TX


11:20 a.m.: Finale: Kronkosky Charitable Foundation's Early Childhood Initiative

Mr. Palmer Moe, Executive Director, Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, San Antonio, TX

11:40 a.m.: Questions & Wrap-up