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Unlocking the Benefits of Nature for Young Children of All Abilities

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Experiences with nature are transformative for young children, particularly those with developmental challenges. Join Woodland Park Zoo in exploring “nature play” and our successes and obstacles in unlocking nature's benefits for young children of ALL abilities. We'll share research, tools, activities, and resources through the lens of infant mental health.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Sheri Hill, PhD, Early Childhood Policy

P-5 Competency Domains:

  • P-5 (1) Early Childhood Development
  • P-5 (4) Health and Developmental Protective and Risk Factors
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Presenters have affirmed that they do not have proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this event, and have confirmed that they have not been compensated in relation to this presentation.

Very Young Children in Bloom: Supporting Healthy Development Through Meaningful Relationships With Mother Nature, a Growing Global Movement

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Join us for a rich conversation with a diverse panel of tribal, local, and national leaders in the global movement to build strong relationships between young children and nature. This Issue Intensive will address the science that demonstrates the power of nature to grow empathy, creativity, wonder, and well-being; we will also address barriers to making nature play an integrated part of daily life including those related to race and historical trauma. We will discuss how caregivers can get the most out of children’s experiences in a range of settings from urban to rural, from informal (zoos/nature centers/parks) to formal early learning centers, from sidewalks to balconies. Come prepared to play.

(Note: Issue Intensive sessions are designed to be delivered in two parts.)

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Jane West, LPC, Heart of the West Counseling; Khavin Debbs, Tiny Trees; Liz Houston, National Wildlife Federation; Robert Zarr, MD, Parks Rx America; Sally Brownfield, Squaxin Tribe Chair, Indian Policies in Early Learning, WA Dept of Children Youth and Families; Sheri Hill, PhD, Early Childhood Policy

P-5 Competency Domains: 

  • P-5 (4) Health and Developmental Protective and Risk Factors
  • P-5 (5) Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
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Presenters have affirmed that they do not have proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this event, and have confirmed that they have not been compensated in relation to this presentation.

Let the Good Times Roll to Promote Resilience

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Baby Talk 1: Let the Good Times Roll to Promote Resilience

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Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) increase one’s risk of negative health outcomes in adulthood and compromise parenting the next generation. Positive experiences during childhood increase resilience in adulthood, despite ACEs. An innovative parent–child parenting group that uses evidence-based strategies and focuses on fun activities will be discussed, using storytelling and examples.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Vonda Jump Norman, PhD, Utah State University

P-5 Competency Domains: 

  • P-5 (1) Early Childhood Development
  • P-5 (4) Health and Developmental Protective and Risk Factors
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Baby Talk 2: The Magic of Elmo: Using Sesame Street Workshop’s Tools to Engage Vulnerable Families

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Stress and trauma aren’t easy to talk about. Elmo and his friends can help! Learn how Sesame Street Workshop’s innovative tools can support your work to engage parents and young children and reduce/buffer them from the impact of tough experiences like parental deployment, incarceration, or foster care.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Kama Einhorn, MA, Sesame Workshop

P-5 Competency Domains: 

  • P-5 (3) Relationship-Based Practice
  • P-5 (4) Health and Developmental Protective and Risk Factors
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Presenters have affirmed that they do not have proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this event, and have confirmed that they have not been compensated in relation to this presentation.

The Magic of Elmo: Using Sesame Street Workshop’s Tools to Engage Vulnerable Families

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Baby Talk 1: Let the Good Times Roll to Promote Resilience

Overview

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) increase one’s risk of negative health outcomes in adulthood and compromise parenting the next generation. Positive experiences during childhood increase resilience in adulthood, despite ACEs. An innovative parent–child parenting group that uses evidence-based strategies and focuses on fun activities will be discussed, using storytelling and examples.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Vonda Jump Norman, PhD, Utah State University

P-5 Competency Domains: 

  • P-5 (1) Early Childhood Development
  • P-5 (4) Health and Developmental Protective and Risk Factors
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Baby Talk 2: The Magic of Elmo: Using Sesame Street Workshop’s Tools to Engage Vulnerable Families

Overview

Stress and trauma aren’t easy to talk about. Elmo and his friends can help! Learn how Sesame Street Workshop’s innovative tools can support your work to engage parents and young children and reduce/buffer them from the impact of tough experiences like parental deployment, incarceration, or foster care.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Kama Einhorn, MA, Sesame Workshop

P-5 Competency Domains: 

  • P-5 (3) Relationship-Based Practice
  • P-5 (4) Health and Developmental Protective and Risk Factors
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Presenters have affirmed that they do not have proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this event, and have confirmed that they have not been compensated in relation to this presentation.

Guiding Behavior—The Challenge Is Ours!

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Baby Talk 7 — Guiding Behavior—The Challenge Is Ours!

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Every behavior is driven by a goal. Too often “behavior management” is narrowly defined. The challenge is ours in a relationship-based approach to consider “the whole”: the whole child, our whole self, and the whole relationship. Being curious about what is happening when a child exhibits behaviors, and about what is going on inside of us, can help us understand behavior, prevent some potential behavior conflicts in the future, and resolve others in a way that strengthens adult–child relationships. Challenge accepted!

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Katrina Macasaet, ZERO TO THREE

P-5 Competency Domains: 

  • P-5 (1) Early Childhood Development
  • P-5 (3) Relationship-Based Practice
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Baby Talk 8—Are You Kidd-Ing? Mental Heatlh Consultation in  Rural and Frontier Settings

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Infant and early childhood mental health consultation has developed into a major component of early childhood systems. This has included the development of national competencies, research and evaluation, and policy development. In rural, frontier, tribal, and territorial communities these all may prove more challenging. This talk will challenge our national standards.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Neal Horen, PhD, Georgetown University

P-5 Competency Domains: 

  • P-5 (6) Leadership to Meet Family Needs and Improve Services and Systems
  • P-5 (5) Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
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Presenters have affirmed that they do not have proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this event, and have confirmed that they have not been compensated in relation to this presentation.

Are You Kidd-Ing? Mental Heatlh Consultation in Rural and Frontier Settings

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Baby Talk 7 — Guiding Behavior—The Challenge Is Ours!

Overview

Every behavior is driven by a goal. Too often “behavior management” is narrowly defined. The challenge is ours in a relationship-based approach to consider “the whole”: the whole child, our whole self, and the whole relationship. Being curious about what is happening when a child exhibits behaviors, and about what is going on inside of us, can help us understand behavior, prevent some potential behavior conflicts in the future, and resolve others in a way that strengthens adult–child relationships. Challenge accepted!

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Katrina Macasaet, ZERO TO THREE

P-5 Competency Domains: 

  • P-5 (1) Early Childhood Development
  • P-5 (3) Relationship-Based Practice
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Baby Talk 8—Are You Kidd-Ing? Mental Heatlh Consultation in  Rural and Frontier Settings

Overview

Infant and early childhood mental health consultation has developed into a major component of early childhood systems. This has included the development of national competencies, research and evaluation, and policy development. In rural, frontier, tribal, and territorial communities these all may prove more challenging. This talk will challenge our national standards.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Neal Horen, PhD, Georgetown University

P-5 Competency Domains: 

  • P-5 (6) Leadership to Meet Family Needs and Improve Services and Systems
  • P-5 (5) Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
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Presenters have affirmed that they do not have proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this event, and have confirmed that they have not been compensated in relation to this presentation.

Fri, Oct 30 at 3:00 am EDT
Development and Parenting Begin Before Birth: The Science of Fetal Origins of Future Child Health

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Long before birth, significant brain development and early learning has occurred. Women’s stress and mental health problems during pregnancy affect women as well as their future children. Adversities such as poverty and racism affect babies before they are born. Even earlier intervention, during pregnancy, can support healthy families and healthy children.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Catherine Monk, PhD, Professor of Medical Psychology, and Director, Women’s Mental Health @Ob/Gyn, Columbia University Medical Center

P-5 Competency Domains:

  • P-5 (1) Early Childhood Development
  • P-5 (4) Health and Developmental Protective and Risk Factors
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Presenters have affirmed that they do not have proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this event, but have been compensated by ZERO TO THREE for this presentation.

The Most Powerful Voice Is Yours: Urging Policymakers to Think Babies

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Policymakers have a big impact on babies and families, but decisions being made on Capitol Hill and in state capitols often seem far away. However, early childhood professionals and parents bring key expertise and passion to policy advocacy and have a powerful role to play. This session will feature a panel of advocates—parents and professionals—sharing their journeys to advocacy and the impact of their work. Come learn how you can leverage your knowledge to make a difference for our nation’s babies.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Myra Jones-Taylor, PhD, Chief Policy Officer, ZERO TO THREE, Brenda Jones Harden, PhD, University of Maryland, School of Social Work; Brooke Cisneros, Strolling Thunder mom and early childhood educator, New Mexico; Destiney Prieto, Strolling Thunder mom, Arizona

P-5 Competency Domains:

  • P-5 (7) Professional and Ethical Practices
  • P-5 (6) Leadership to Meet Family Needs and Improve Services and Systems
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Presenters have affirmed that they do not have proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this event, but have been compensated by ZERO TO THREE for this presentation.