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History of the Chautauqua
In 2008, colleagues in OSU's HDFS Department had the idea of gathering a few national colleagues, bringing them to Oklahoma, and having a small conference where presentation time would be followed by long periods of discussion. We chose the term Chautauqua because we were hosting an "educational opportunity in rural America," similar to the first Chautauquas in the U.S. The original OSU Chautauquas were focused on parenting themes and sponsored by the Department of Human Development and Family Science, but recently evolved to focus on individual and family resilience. Our Chautauqua is now sponsored by the CFR and is also called the Conference on Family Resilience.
In the Past, Invited National Speakers Have Included...
Past Chautauqua Themes and Programs
2008: Chautauqua on Parenting: Emotional and Behavioral Regulation; Program
2009: Chautauqua on Family Risk and Resilience; Program
2010: New Directions in Authoritative Parenting: Building on the Legacy of Diana Baumrind; Program
2012: Empowering Economically Disadvantaged Parents to Enhance Child Development; Program
2013: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Strengthening Family & Individual Resilience; Program
2014: Living with a Chronic Illness: Helping Families Survive & Thrive; Program
2016: Family Caregiving: Fostering Resilience across the Life Course; Program
2017: Biobehavioral Markers in Risk and Resilience Research; Program