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Speaker: Barbara Laymon, PhD, MPH

In recent years, in efforts to save the species, black-tailed prairie dogs have been translocated to new environments; enhanced survival rates for prairie dogs moved as family groups have been reported. Here, I will review the prairie dog family response to the challenge of moving according to Papero’s (2018) systems model for family assessment. The dynamic process of Individuality and Togetherness, along with implications for public policy, will be explored.

A maximum of 1.5 CEU/CEs are available.

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The Bowen Center offers webcasting to individuals and organizations who are interested in thinking about the challenges they face through the lens of Bowen family systems theory. Individual faculty of the Bowen Center present monthly on a variety of topics derived from their thinking and work with Bowen theory and provide an opportunity for those in the audience to respond. Recordings of the webcast are available with pre-registration.