Continuing Education at the 2016 International Babywearing Conference – Atlanta, July 14-17.


For the second International Babywearing Conference in a row, Babywearing International has applied for ANCC contact hours. If you’re wondering why ANCC contact hours would be beneficial for a babywearing conference, keep reading! At the end of this post is a list of the sessions included in the application.

Why Apply for Continuing Education Approval through the American Nurses Credentialing Center?

Applying for session approval to provide continuing education isn’t just about providing healthcare professionals with continuing education opportunities. It’s about ensuring that the content covered at the International Babywearing Conference is based on the most recent and reliable research. It’s about making sure that we’re promoting evidence-based practice and the professionalization of babywearing educators. It’s about managing our own practices to decrease the risk or need for other organizations to manage it.

And while it’s not just about educating our healthcare professionals, we also recognize that in our culture healthcare professionals are in positions of influence. Babywearing provides so many benefits, some of which have not yet been studied or widely recognized such as language and neurological development, socialization for children and parents with disabilities, and core muscle development in wearers and children. Providing continuing education helps attract healthcare professionals to look into these possible benefits and hopefully support research to further educate our society about the benefits of babywearing.

For example, Danny the Babywearing Dad is presenting on Attached Fatherhood. He will be basing his talk using research conducted in the NICU on the importance of skin-to-skin with fathers as opposed to mothers. Also will include scientific journal articles that talk about how American culture has minimized the unique and important role that male caregivers provide in raising young children.

All of our conference speakers are content experts, but we’d like to thank the speakers that have submitted themselves to the rigorous process of applying for ANCC contact hours. The extra time and effort you have spent are well worth it and we’re looking forward to a large and successful 2016 International Babywearing Conference.

Session 1

Attachment Theory, Neuropsychology & Infant Carrying – Henrik Norholt
Thursday, July 14, 2016 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Babywearing Research 101 – Lela Rankin Williams
Thursday, July 14, 2016 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Babywearing in Support of the Pelvic Floor – Débora Rodrigues
Thursday, July 14, 2016 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Session 2
Babywearing as a Tool for Attachment in Non-Traditional Families – Tiffany Brooke Johnson
Thursday, July 14, 2016 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Session 3
Therapeutic Babywearing: Advantages and techniques for typical and at-risk populations – Robyn Reynolds Miller
Friday, July 15, 2016 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Session 4

Special Needs Babywearing – Sarah Rockwell
Friday, July 15, 2016 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Babywearing and You, a Chiropractor’s Perspective – Dara Salzano DaCunha, D.C.
Friday, July 15, 2016 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Session 5

Babywearing and Postpartum Mental Illness – Christie Chapman
Date: Friday, July 15, 2016 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Session 6
Priming Parents for Proximity – Henrik Norholt
Friday, July 15, 2016 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Biomechanics of Babywearing – Kat Sniffen
Friday, July 15, 2016 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Wearing Your Newborn – Perla Robertson
Friday, July 15, 2016 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Session 7

Why Understanding Social Justice Concepts Matters – Angelique Geehan
Saturday, July 16, 2016 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Baby Carrying and Breastfeeding: Biological Norms as Modern EssentialsMarissa Honey-Jones
Saturday, July 16, 2016 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Session 8

Session 9

Babywearing Education within Fragile Populations – Steffany Kerr
Saturday, July 16, 2016 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Session 10

Adventures in Attached Fatherhood – Daniel Lebron
Saturday, July 16, 2016 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Babywearing and PTSD: When the Parent Comes Home – Kit Jenkins
Saturday, July 16, 2016 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Session 11
Babywearing as Evidence-Based Intervention in Vulnerable Populations – Lela Rankin Williams
Sunday, July 17, 2016 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Babywearing and Breastfeeding in the African-American Community – Sherry Payne
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM


The Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s commission on accreditation.

This activity has been provided through ASNA for 24 contact hours if all sessions are attended.

Participants are required to attend the complete session and turn in an evaluation for each session attended in order to receive contact hours for that session.

No influencing relationships or conflicts of interest have been identified in the planning or presentation of this activity.

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