Conference: Women's Wellness Across the Lifespan

March 14, 2014 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Hudson Hall Auditorium

Join us at the 19th Annual Making Healthful Decisions Conference: Women's Wellness Across the Lifespan.

This one-day conference, scheduled for March 14  from 8 am to 3:30 pm, will help to acquaint participants with the most current research regarding health, wellness, work, and school practices that impact women throughout their lives. 


  • Learn about the impact of our environment on genes and health.
  • Understand the impact of healthy lifestyles during adolescence for the childbearing years. 
  • Identify the effects of racism and sexism on young females in school settings. 
  • Describe the consequences from the increased rate of maternal employment for both parents and children. 
  • Review research about the third great stage of human development. 

Who should attend: 

Professionals working with women at any stage of their lives, including classroom educators, health and FCS teachers, parenting educators, medical personnel, nutritionists, childbirth educators, human service professionals, program administrators, child care providers, and college students.


The early bird registration fee of $55 per person includes continential breakfast, lunch, and resource packet, when registering by Friday, February 14.  This cost goes to $65 per person if you register after Friday, February 14. Final registration deadline is March 7; no refunds after March 7. 

To register, please send your name, affiliation, address, phone number, email address, and any dietary restrictions, with check (or purchase order) for $55 (prior to Feb. 14) or $65 (post-Feb. 14)  to: 

Maternal-Infant Services Network, Inc. 
10 Little Britain Road, Suite 203
Newburgh, NY 12550
Attn: MHD


  • Lawrence Force, PhD, professor of psychology; director of the Center for Aging and Policy at Mount Saint Mary College.
  • Luba Djurdijinovic, MS, executive director, Ferre Institute. 
  • Stephanie Sosnowski, BS, IBCLC, deputy director, Maternal Infant Services Network. 
  • Paul D. Schwartz, PhD,  professor of psychology, director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Development at Mount Saint Mary College. 
  • Rachel E. Dunifon, PhD, professsor,  Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. 
  • Kate Lindemann, PhD, professor emerita, Mount Saint Mary College. 


  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County
  • Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Orange County
  • Maternal Infant Services Network
  • Mount Saint Mary College Center for Aging and Policy

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