Date: Friday, October 12, 2012

Time: 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Venue: Erikson Institute

Address: 451 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL, United States  Map


Please join us for

Envisioning the Future:

Lessons Learned from Transforming Care for
Premature Babies and their Families

Presented by

Heidelise Als, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry,
Harvard Medical School

Director, Neurobehavioral Infant and Child Studies,
Children’s Hospital Boston
Image: Heidelise Als, Ph.D.

Heidelise Als, Ph.D.

Dr. Heidelise Als is internationally recognized for her formulation of and research on relationship-based developmental care in neonatal intensive care units. Her work has had a profound impact on infant development, family engagement, and systems of care.

Als’s work sheds new light on how care giving environments influence very early brain development and how infant behavior can help guide medical care to improve outcomes. It has influenced how neonatal care units are physically constructed and staffed, created new models for how families and healthcare providers can partner at every stage of the infant’s care, and brought reflective practice to neonatal developmental care.

Als’s insights will benefit all who guide systems change in settings for young children and families. She will receive an honorary degree from Erikson at this year’s commencement ceremony.

Light refreshments will be provided. This event is open to the entire Erikson community, as well as anyone interested in young children and families.


RSVP by May 8 to Rhonda Gillis at [email protected] or (312) 893-7131.