Parenting expert to speak at TCU Oct. 18

There are plenty of reasons people wait to have a child, but the lack of an instruction manual isn’t one of them. That’s where research experts such as Dr. Terri Combs-Orme come into play.

Join Combs-Orme, endowed professor at the Urban Child Institute at the University of Tennessee, and the TCU Department of Social Work for an educational and enlightening workshop titled, “Parenting: Science & Practice,” Oct. 18.

You’ll gain insight into cutting-edge research on parenting and discuss the long-lasting impact of various parenting styles on children’s health and development.

Combs-Orme will share scientific evidence on parenting from multiple sources including health professionals, practitioners working with children and families, family scholars and parents.

The event begins with a reception at 5 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6 p.m. in the Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium, located at 2901 Stadium Drive. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences prepares graduates who think and practice as ethical leaders to advance the knowledge of health and human development within the global community. This event brings Combs-Orme to campus as a Green Chair Presentation, in which distinguished and nationally known experts provide new ideas to inspire faculty, staff, students and our community.

Combs-Orme earned her bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, her master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Ph.D. from Washington University. Her research focuses on parenting, especially the parenting of infants, with a focus on early brain development.