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2016 Advocacy Awards and Conference Recap

 

Board President Susan Hoff and Executive Director Sadie Funk with T. Berry Brazelton Infant Mental Health Awardee Dr. Pauline Filipek.

Board President Susan Hoff (left) and Executive Director Sadie Funk (right) with T. Berry Brazelton Infant Mental Health Awardee Dr. Pauline Filipek.

The 2016 First3Years Advocacy Awards and Conference was held May 6, 2016, at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs in Austin.

With a goal of presenting relevant research to practitioners, this biennial conference gathers professionals from all corners of the family social service field. This year’s conference theme, Driving Texas Families Forward, brought out more than 85 attendees. Speakers included Dr. Joshua Sparrow of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Dr. Cynthia Osborne of the Center for Health and Social Policy at the University of Texas at Austin, and Jason Sabo of Frontera 501.

 

In the spirit of honoring extraordinary advocates and champions of Texas’ youngest and most vulnerable, Infant Mental Health Awards were presented to Dr. Pauline Filipek (2016 T. Berry Brazelton Infant Mental Health Award) and the late Mary Greene (Lifetime Advocate Award). Read more about Dr. Filipek and Mary Greene.

Thank you to all who attended! Your active and continued support means so much to us and will support our work advancing social and emotional development for Texas infants and toddlers.

First3Years Board President Susan Hoff accepts the Lifetime Advocate Award on behalf of the late Mary Greene.

First3Years Board President Susan Hoff accepts the Lifetime Advocate Award on behalf of the late Mary Greene.

Dr. Pauline Filipek and Sadie Funk with conference keynote speaker Dr. Joshua Sparrow of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center.

Dr. Pauline Filipek and Sadie Funk with conference keynote speaker Dr. Joshua Sparrow of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center.

 

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