Primal Caregiving

Presenter: Darcia Narvaez, PhD

Date: 29 September 2016

Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm EDT USA  (Click HERE to see your local time)

Credits: 1 L-CERP

Learning Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Participants will learn how early caregiving has long-term effects on health and sociality in childhood and adulthood. The “human nest” and the necessity of species typical caregiving practices for optimal biological and social development will be discussed. 


About the Presenter: 

Dr. Darcia Narvaez is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, United States. Her current research explores how early life experience influences societal culture and wellbeing and moral character in children and adults. She integrates neurobiological, clinical, developmental and education sciences in her theories and research about moral development. She is the author or editor of numerous books and articles. One of her most recent books, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom, won the 2015 William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association.  She is executive editor of the Journal of Moral Education and also writes a popular blog, with a lot on childrearing, for Psychology Today called Moral Landscapes.

Learner Objectives: 

  • Learners will be able to describe five components of the species-typical evolved human “nest”.
  • Participants will describe how two components of the species typical nest influence biological development.
  • Participants will list two outcomes of early experience for child social development.


This webinar presentation is approved for 1.00 L-CERP in lactation and 1.00 contact hour in nursing. Credit is based on a 60-minute hour. To receive continuing education credit, you must complete an evaluation and a certificate will be sent to you. Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Approval Number CLT-108-7. ILCA is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.



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