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Nurturing the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents
Nurturing the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents

Thu, Jan 27



Nurturing the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents

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Time & Location

Jan 27, 2022, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


About the event

This presentation centers on the social and emotional competence of children, emphasizing that a child’s social and emotional competence is crucial to sound relationships with family, adults, and peers. Parents support healthy social and emotional development in children when they model how to express and communicate emotions effectively, self-regulate, and make friends. The presenter will provide a framework for indicators of well-being in children and adolescents, identify normal development milestones for children and adolescents, and offer examples of evidence-based interventions to use when a child’s development has been impacted by maltreatment.


About the Speaker, Ashley Lucas, MD

Ashley Lucas is from Monroe and attended the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) high school in Natchitoches She majored in Microbiology at LSU in Baton Rouge then obtained her medical doctorate from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed her pediatrics residency training at Tulane and Ochsner in New Orleans. She has been a general pediatrician for 22 years and currently serves as the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health medical director for general pediatrics.

Dr. Lucas has a special interest in early childhood health and education. She served as a Louisiana childcare health consultant and has been a member of the state early childhood advisory council. Dr. Lucas lives in Baton Rouge with her husband and two daughters.

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