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June 23, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development Hobbler Room | Map
71 E. Ferry
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: 0
Audience: Academic Staff, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

The Wayne State University School of Social Work and Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute are proud to host the dissertation defense of Laurel Hicks entitled Preparing to Parent: Risk and Resiliency in Expectant Parents Exposed to Adversity. 

The PhD clinical concentration in the School of Social Work at Wayne State University has prepared Ms. Hicks to take an active role in research, scholarship, and clinical teaching. Specifically, her focus is on the study of mindfulness‐based interventions aimed to improve mental health, and parent‐infant outcomes in urban parents during pregnancy. She is additionally interested in understanding trauma history, physiological and  psychological stress responses and how this contributes to parent and infant health in  antenatal and postnatal periods. Her dissertation examines the relationship of mindfulness on the biobehavioral (respiratory sinus arrhythmia) response to parenting stress during pregnancy in a group low SES parents‐to‐be.

All are welcome.

For more information on the Wayne State University School of Social Work Doctoral Program visit us online: https://socialwork.wayne.edu/phd/index.php.

For more information about this event, please contact Mary Morris at 313-577-4416 or mary.morris3@wayne.edu.