OCTOBER 15, 2021

9:00AM-10:30AM PDT


Nurturing Child and Parent Development

Presented by Dr. Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH, FAAP


This training will focus on child development with an emphasis on social-emotional development. Social-Emotional development occurs in the context of relationships; therefore, parents and caregivers play an important role. This session will blend science of child development with practical tips for parents and caregivers.


Participants will:

  • Understand the domains of child development and the typical stages of development
  • Understand the importance of the parent/caregiver’s role in social emotional development
  • Learn at least three practical skills that can be applied to improve child development


Who should attend: All staff of family resource center (FRCs), child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), and other family-serving organizations.

Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH, FAAP

Medical Director, Healthy Development Services
and First 5 First Steps Home Visiting Services

American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3

Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH, FAAP is a pediatrician and community health leader who works at American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3, San Diego and Imperial Counties (AAP-CA3) on a team that provides Countywide Coordination and Support for two large scale community initiatives – Healthy Development Services and First Step Home Visiting funded by First 5 San Diego and is Medical Director for AAP-CA3’s ACEs Aware work. Over the last 14 years, these communitywide programs reach over 334,000 children and their families. Dr. Gidwani is a Past President of AAP-CA3 and a member of the Board Governors at the San Diego Foundation and serves on various community advisor boards. His areas of expertise include child development, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, childhood trauma, parents’ perception of childhood behaviors, and cultural issues in health care.