NOVEMBER 14-17

Children's Mental Health + Parenting Summit

Together, let’s raise a generation of children who don’t have to recover from their childhoods.

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Dr. Mariel Buqué

Dr. Mariel Buqué is a Columbia University-trained Psychologist, intergenerational trauma expert, and the author of Break the Cycle: a book that focuses on healing wounds of intergenerational trauma. She additionally provides healing workshops to Fortune 100 companies including Google, Twitter, Capital One, and Facebook, and lectures within the psychology department of Columbia University. Dr. Buqué is widely sought out for her clinical expertise and trauma approach and has been featured on major media outlets including The Today Show, CNN, The Real, and ABC News. You may find her work at www.drmarielbuque.com.

Dr. Sarah Bren

Dr. Sarah Bren is a licensed clinical psychologist and mom of two, whose passion is helping parents find their inner confidence and raise healthy, resilient kids. Dr. Sarah is the host of the podcast Securely Attached and the co-founder of Upshur Bren Psychology Group in Pelham, NY where she treats parents, children, and families.

Dr. Daniel Siegel

Dr. Dan Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry[2] at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center[3] at UCLA. An educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Siegel is also the executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person seminars that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. Dr. Siegel is also the best-selling author of several books including: Parenting from the Inside Out, No Drama Discipline, Brainstorm, The Yes Brain, The Whole-Brain Child, and The Power of Showing up. 

Tammy Schamuhn,
R. Psych

Tammy is a Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and Co-Founder of the Institute of Child Psychology. Tammy also has a Bachelors of Education from the University of Alberta and practiced as an elementary teacher before going on to complete her Masters degree in Psychology.  Tammy specializes in working with trauma & anxiety in children and teens. Tammy and her business partner, Tania Johnson are also authors, and have a book being released in spring 2024 called the “Parenting Playbook.”

Dr. Cindy Hovington

Dr. Cindy Hovington is a Canadian mom of 3 (ages 3, 5, and 7) with a doctorate in neuroscience from McGill University. For almost a decade, she has been sharing the science of parenting and child development with parents to help them create the best possible environment for their kids. In addition to being the co-founder of Wondergrade, Cindy is the founder and owner of Curious Neuron and the Curious Neuron Podcast.

Dr. Jennifer Mullan

Jennifer Mullan, PsyD, is a major disruptor in the mental health industrial complex. Her work is an urgent call to dive to the root of global and generational trauma to unlock the wisdom of our sacred rage. 

 

Dr. Jennifer Mullan birthed Decolonizing Therapy ®, a psychological evolution that weaves together political, ancestral, therapeutic and global well-being. She is also the creator of the popular Instagram account @decolonizingtherapy and recipient of Essence magazine’s 2020 Essential Hero Award in the category of mental health.

Dr. Jenny Woo

Dr. Jenny Woo is a Harvard-trained educator, Emotional Intelligence professor, founder/CEO of Mind Brain Emotion, and mom of 3. She is the creator of the award-winning 52 Essential skills-building card games – featured by Harvard, UC Berkeley, CASEL, Forbes, and Parents. Her bestselling mental health tools, 52 Essential Life Skills and 52 Essential Coping Skills, are used in 50+ countries. Dr. Woo has worked as a Montessori School Director, a Human Capital Consultant, an HR Talent Manager, an MBA career coach, a Certified Fitness Trainer, and a Cognitive Science Researcher in memory and growth mindset interventions.

Bryanna Kappadakunnel, LMFT

Bryana Kappadakunnel is a seasoned professional in the field of perinatal, infant, and early childhood mental health. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she is committed to teaching parents to parent themselves first, so they can finally become the conscious parents they never had. She specializes in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, child-parent attachment issues, family dynamics needs, and adjustments to life's stressors. Bryana has worked in therapeutic preschools, community mental health settings, and private practice, and is the voice behind Conscious Mommy. She has a book coming out in the Spring of 2025 called Parent Yourself First.

Eli Hartwood, LMFT 

Eli is a licensed therapist and the Founder of Attachment Nerd; an education focused organization focused on helping families and couples deepen their attachment bonds and develop secure ways of relating to one another. Attachment Nerd provides free education on social media platforms, a paid in depth membership at www.attachmentnerd.com and live virtual in person workshops. She is also is an author who has a book being released in December of 2023 titled “Securely Attached.”

Dr. Deb Macnamara

Dr. Deborah MacNamara is a clinical counsellor and educator with more than twenty-five years experience, and is the author of the best selling book, Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one). She is on faculty at the Neufeld Institute, operates a counselling practice, and speaks regularly about child and adolescent development to parents, childcare providers, educators, and mental health professionals. She continues to write, do radio and television interviews, and speak to the needs of children and youth based on developmental science. Deborah resides in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and two children.

Dayna Abraham, B.Ed

Dayna Abraham, bestselling author of Calm the Chaos: A Fail-Proof Roadmap for Parenting Even the Most Challenging Kids.

As a National Board Certified educator, parent of three neurodivergent children, and an ADHD adult herself, Dayna brings a unique and out-of-the-box perspective to parents raising kids in the modern world.

Through her compassionate framework, Calm the Chaos, she has helped millions of desperate parents around the world, find peace and meet their children where they're at when conventional parenting tools have failed them.

Jennifer Kolari, M.SW

Jennifer Kolari, MSW, RSW, is a child and family therapist who has been based in Toronto for twenty-five years. She is the author of two best-selling books: Connected Parenting and “Surviving the Teen Years with Connected Parenting.” In addition to coaching parents on how to develop and use connected parenting skills, she teaches children's social skills groups and parenting workshops. A sought-after speaker, Kolari has offered useful and practical strategies, delivered with warmth and humour, to schools, organizations, Canada and the United States. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their three children.

Jon Fogul, ThM

Jon is the founder of “Whole Parent Academy” in addition to being a Pastor at Hope Covenant Church in Orland Park. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from North Park University in Business and Masters degree from North Park Theological Seminary. 

Dr. Dawn Huebener

Dr. Dawn Huebner is a Psychologist, Parent Coach, and the author of numerous

books for children including perennial bestsellers What to Do When You Worry Too Much and Outsmarting Worry. Her newest series, Dr. Dawn’s Mini Books About Mighty Fears, speaks with warmth and humor to children struggling with specific phobias while teaching the tools needed to break free. Dr. Huebner’s books are practical and relatable, selling well over a million copies in 23 languages. She has been featured on a host of news and information outlets and is frequently interviewed by popular parenting magazines.

Dr. Michaleen Doucleff

Michaeleen Doucleff is the author of the best-selling book: “Hunt, Gather, Parent,” as well as a correspondent for NPR’s Science Desk. In 2015, she was part of the team that earned a George Foster Peabody award for its coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Prior to joining NPR, Doucleff was an editor at the journal Cell, where she wrote about the science behind pop culture. She has a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in viticulture and enology from the University of California, Davis. She lives with her husband and daughter in San Francisco.

Sarah Hemstock,
Sleep Specialist

As a mom of three little boys, Sarah understands the importance of sleep and strongly believes that getting a good night's rest is possible without compromising your relationship with your child. Before becoming a certified Sleep & Well-Being Specialist,  Sarah believed that it was either sleep training or nothing but has now become passionate about sharing this approach to empower other parents so that families can thrive.

Tania Johnson;
R. Psych.

Tania is a Registered Psychologist and the Co-Founder of the Institute of Child Psychology.  She completed her undergraduate studies in South-Africa and obtained her Masters degree in Canada from City University of Seattle. Tania also works in private practice in Canada with children and teens; and is an author, with a book being releases in spring 2024  (co-authored by Tammy Schamuhn) titled “The Parenting Playbook.”

Elli Pears,
Sleep Specialist

Elli is a gentle parent of two young boys who also happens to be a Parent & Sleep Coach. Elli passionately supports families to gently parent their young children. Whether that’s working with them on getting sleep without sleep training, or supporting the parents to move away from punishments as a means of control. Elli loves working with families to empower them to parent from a place of connection that aligns with the current research on child development.

Jessica Joelle Alexander, Author 

Jessica Joelle Alexander is a bestselling author, journalist, Danish Parenting Expert, Psychologist and cultural researcher. Her book: The Danish Way of Parenting: what the happiest people in the world know about raising confident, capable kids, is published in over 28 countries. Her work has been featured in TIME, Salon, The Atlantic, the NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC World News, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Greater Good Science Centre Berkley and many more. She gives talks and workshops globally on how to improve wellbeing. Jessica speaks four languages and lives with her Danish husband and two children in Europe.

Thomas Picarelli,
Dad Vibes Founder

Tom is the creator and host of the podcast “The Dad Vibes:  Parenting Truths.” Parenting Truths is a safe space for guests to share the highs and lows of their parenting journey. Hosted by the founder of The Dad Vibes, Tom Piccirilli, Tom provides his perspective on parenting whilst gaining unfiltered insight into the lives of his guests. Parenting Truths will empower you to make decisions that are right for you and your family and not what society views as "normal". Every guest has agreed to share openly and honestly, so each episode will provide you with the validation that yes, parenting is damn hard at times, and none of us has everything figured out.

Eli Weinstein, LCSW

Eli is a Therapist (specializing in relationship + parenting )who currently runs his own private practice in NY + NV.
He created ELIvation + The Dude Therapist Podcast host and became a therapist to fill a need and create a modern outlook on mental health to create a more digestible and relatable view on mental health to help those in struggling times and add some extra inspiration and motivation into everyday life. He is married to his wife Ariella and has 2 beautiful children Rikki + Max and lives in sunny Las Vegas.

Julie King; JD, AB

Julie King  is the author, along with Joanna Faber, of the book, How To Talk When Kids Won't Listen, as well as the bestselling book, How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen, which has been translated into 22 languages worldwide. Julie and Joanna created the companion app, HOW TO TALK: Parenting Tips in Your Pocket, as well as the app Parenting Hero. Julie has been educating and supporting parents since 1995. In addition to consulting with individual parents and couples, she speaks and leads workshops online and in-person for schools, nonprofits, businesses and parent groups across the US and internationally. Julie received her AB from Princeton University and a JD from Yale Law School.

Mariana Carazo, M.A

Mariana holds a MA Degree from Columbia University in Curriculum and Teaching with a major in Gifted and Talented Education. She is a passionate and keen educator looking to re-think Education through Play Based Learning and developmentally appropriate practices.  She is also the Co-Founder of the company: Developing Minds.

Tosha Schore, M.A

Tosha Schore is a parent coach and the founder of Parenting Boys Peacefully, where she is on a mission to create a more peaceful world, one sweet boy at a time. She is also co-author of “Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges,” which has been translated into five languages. Tosha works with parents to care for themselves, connect with their boys deeply, set limits lovingly, and play wildly, and has been featured on Dr. Shefali’s Parenting Mastery Summit, GoZen’s Anger Transformation and ListenUp! Summits, and has spoken to audiences at the Institute for Child Psychology, the Diversity in Parenting Conference, the Davidson Institute, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and on a boatload of podcasts!

Emily De La Torre;
LMHC

Emily is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor. She specializes in working with couples, business owners, entrepreneurs, and new parents. Emily also is the creative face behind @Mindful_Madre; a popular social media account inspiring parents to simplify parenting and slow down childhood.

Dr. Nekeshia Hammond

Dr. Nekeshia Hammond is the host of BWE Mental Health Moment
with Dr. Hammond, Amazon international best-selling author, speaker,
and psychologist. She is the Founder and CEO of Hammond Psychology
& Associates and former President of the Florida Psychological
Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Ryan
Nece Foundation.Dr. Nekeshia Hammond is a licensed psychologist and owner ofHammond Psychology & Associates, P.A., a private practice serving
children, teens, families, and adults. Her current focus is on completing
psychological evaluations (Gifted, learning disorders, ADHD,
depression, anxiety, etc.).

Janelle Althen, LCSW

Janelle Althen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working with
couples and families since 1994. Janelle attended the Graduate School of Social
Work at the University of Denver (MSW 1995), and completed a 2-year post-
graduate program in marriage and family therapy at Denver Family Institute (1996).
In the early years of her work with internationally adopting families she began an
in-depth study of early complex trauma and attachment, and engaged in a
passionate pursuit of tools, interventions and strategies to help her families
strengthen their attachment relationships and heal their children’s attachment
wounds and traumatic experiences. This changed her own parenting paradigm in
powerful and rewarding ways! This also eventually led to developing curriculum and
teaching attachment work with couples and family systems at a graduate and post-
graduate level for over 15 years.

This Summit, IS FOR YOU!

  • You are interested in the science of parenting.
  • You’re curious about what attachment, emotional intelligence, psychology, and brain science can tell us about how to raise kids.
  • You have kids that are more sensitive, strong-willed, bright, or spirited than others (and sometimes the advice in “traditional” parenting sources just doesn’t work for you, or your child).
  • You want to raise kids who are resilient and empowered in today’s more complicated world. 
  • You’d like to raise strong, confident kids.
  • You strive to use effective alternatives to threats and bribes and want to address challenging behaviours with connection and communication (without passing on your own baggage).

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