/ 2016 speakers

Carol Boyd (B.S., MPhil PhD)

Counselor and Child Development Expert

Dr Carol Boyd (B.S., MPhil PhD) is an internationally recognized counselor and child development expert who has conducted extensive studies on abandoned children and worked with several governmental and non-governmental organizations. She is based in Denver, Colorado and specializes in the attachment process for children who have experienced abandonment. She has spent many years developing models and curriculum for Early Childhood Education and was previously the Director of Early Childhood Education and Dean of the College of Education at the University of the Nations. She was a keynote speaker at our Macquarie-sponsored Child Development Conference in Hong Kong.

Carol's four decades of involvement with the child began as a California state teacher of the emotionally challenged. It has taken her through research, practice and entrepreneurial engagement to 55 nations in the establishment of early childhood developmental centers addressing needs of children living in adversity. Her PhD research was multidisciplinary including anthropology, psychology and social science and generated a deeper and more nuanced understanding than commonly available of how the abandoned person views their world, while moving toward relational connection.
 
Carol is presently based in Denver and partnered with a team of educators and practitioners in providing hands on understanding (neuro science of the brain development) and tools for the parent and caregiver of the young child (pre-natal to 5yrs) with a focus on:
  • Character development
  • Ethical values
  • Social competencies
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