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Date(s) - 06/03/2020
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Emerald Queen Conference Center

2020 Annual Advances in Lactation Support Conference

“A Trauma Informed Approach”

Wednesday June 3, 2020

Emerald Queen Conference Center
5780 Pacific Hwy E, Fife WA 98424

This conference is for those who work with breastfeeding families and are ready to expand their skills and knowledge. This conference is new and different every year – with keynote speakers and topics highlighting new research and emerging trends.


Key Note Speakers:

                   Jacqualine Boles, RN MSN

                   Kathy Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FPA


Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women’s health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed journals: Clinical Lactation and Psychological Trauma. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and a member of the APA’s Publications and Communications Board. Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women’s-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology, and has won many awards for her work including the 2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology. Dr. Kendall-Tackett has authored more than 460 articles or chapters and is author or editor of 38 books. Her most recent books include: Depression in New Mothers, 3rd Edition (2017, Routledge UK), Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan (2017, Routledge US, with Lesia Ruglass), and The Phantom of the Opera: A Social History of the World’s Most Popular Musical (2018, Praeclarus).


Draft Agenda

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Registration Rates:  WIC Agencies/Organizational Members: $145.   General Registration: $160.   Includes light breakfast and lunch.



A block of rooms is being held at the Emerald Queen Hotel and Casino adjacent to the Conference Center for the night of June 2nd. Rate is $109.00 plus tax. Call for reservations and use the Booking ID # 10758. Emerald Queen Hotel and Casino. (253) 594-7777 Rooms are smoke-free, however, to enter the hotel you will pass through the casino which allows smoking. The Conference Center is a separate building from the casino and is entirely smoke free.


  • The Conference Center is a separate building from the casino and is entirely smoke free.
  • CEU’s will be provided.
  • A Lactation Room will be available.
  • Infants in arms are welcome.