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Conceptual Foundations of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Contributions From Psychoanalysis

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The field of infant and early childhood mental health has its roots in psychoanalytic principles. These principles remain relevant even as the field moves toward evidence-based practice models because they provide clinicians with crucial ways of understanding the meaning of behavior of both parent and child.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Alicia Lieberman, PhD, Child Trauma Research Program at San Francisco General Hospital; Lisa Mennet, PhD, Cooper House

P-5 Competency Domains: 

  • P-5 (1) Early Childhood Development
  • P-5 (2) Family-Centered Practice
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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.

Is it Time for the Field of IECMH to Have Its Own Ethical Code?

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The work of infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) often raises complex ethical dilemmas. In this presentation, we compare current approaches addressing ethics in IECMH. Small groups will discuss the recognition and resolution of complex ethical issues. We close with identification of avenues for the future development of ethical guidelines for IECMH.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: K. Alison Steier, PhD, Southwest Human Development; Charles Zeanah, MD, Tulane University; Jon Korfmacher, PhD, Erikson Institute; Paula D. Zeanah, PhD, Tulane University

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, and have confirmed that they have not been compensated in relation to this presentation.

A Systems-Wide Approach to Addressing Early Childhood Trauma: Evaluation of a Trauma-Informed Care Model’s Implementation

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This workshop describes the 3-year implementation and evaluation of a trauma-informed evidenced-based systems approach to address childhood trauma throughout an early childhood center. The trauma-informed model, the implementation process, the central role of infant and early childhood mental health consultants, and results of the mixed methods analysis will be discussed.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Brianne Twombly, LMSW, IMH-E, Starfish Family Services

P-5 Competency Domains:

  • P-5 (6) Leadership to Meet Family Needs and Improve Services and Systems
  • P-5 (8) Service Planning, Coordination, and Collaboration
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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.

Where Trauma and Grief Collide: CPP With Child Traumatic Grief

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Equitable access to early intervention is key to ensuring that children with delays receive necessary supports. Early childhood professionals in Brooklyn, New York, will address challenges in referring children to early intervention and discuss the role of cross-sector collaboration aimed at improving access and equity in one low-income neighborhood.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Jennifer Saba, PhD, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center; Karen McFadden, PhD, Brooklyn College; Kassa Belay, MS, United for Brownsville; Nora Puffett, MPA, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Suzanne Dougan, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center

P-5 Competency Domains:

  • P-5 (8) Service Planning, Coordination, and Collaboration
  • P-5 (3) Relationship-Based Practice
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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.

Innovative Solutions Using Telepsychology in Supporting Families During the Transition to Parenthood

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Clinical psychology graduate students are an underutilized workforce in infant and early childhood mental health practice and have the potential to help close the provider-service gap for diverse, underserved families. We describe a training model implemented at two psychology doctoral programs that relies on low-cost telehealth technology to support caregivers in the transition to parenthood.

Faculty & Competency Domains

Faculty: Dhara Megani, University of San Francisco; Jacqueline Jacobs, Denver University; Lauren Cruz, Denver University; Lauren Gross, MA, University of Denver; Lizzie Hoff, Denver University; Paulina Barahona, University of San Francisco 

P-5 Competency Domains:

  • P-5 (6) Leadership to Meet Family Needs and Improve Services and Systems
  • P-5 (8) Service Planning, Coordination, and Collaboration
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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.

Emerging Leaders Advancing the Field of IECMH

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Connect with the recipient(s) of the inaugural ZERO TO THREE Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Emerging Leadership Award. Be inspired by their substantial and growing contributions to positively influence IECMH practice, policy, and research. Join us for a facilitated dialogue that celebrates moving promising ideas into concrete advances for infants, young children, and their families.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Lindsay Usry, MPH, ZERO TO THREE

P-5 Competency Domains: 

  • P-5 (6) Leadership to Meet Family Needs and Improve Services and Systems
  • P-5 (8) Service Planning, Coordination, and Collaboration
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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.

Enhancing IECMH Workforce Capacities: Three Communities' Experiences Implementing Best Practice Strategies at the Systems Level

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There is growing understanding of the importance of enhancing workforce capacities to support infants, toddlers, and their families, across a range of disciplines, settings, and services. Building on that evidence, three communities share their experiences leveraging LAUNCH grants to implement IECMH workforce development strategies within local and statewide systems.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Dallas Rabig, LPC, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education; Jon Korfmacher, PhD, Erikson Institute; Karen Appleyard Carmody, PhD, Center for Child and Family Health; Mary Margaret Gleason, MD, Tulane University

P-5 Competency Domains:

  • P-5 (8) Service Planning, Coordination, and Collaboration
  • 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, and have confirmed that they have not been compensated in relation to this presentation.

Advancing the Evidence Base for IECMH Consultation: From Theories of Change to Measuring Outcomes

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This workshop will help early childhood professionals develop a plan to build the evidence base for their program using resources developed by the Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. Participants will refine their theory of change, build an individualized logic model, and select valid and reliable measures of outcomes.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Annie E. Davis, PhD, Georgetown University; Deborah F. Perry, PhD, Georgetown University; 

Nicola A. Edge, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

P-5 Competency Domains:

  • P-5 (6) Leadership to Meet Family Needs and Improve Services and Systems
  • P-5 (7) Professional and Ethical Practices
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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.

An Earlier Connection: Making the Case for Engaging Families as Soon as Possible in Pregnancy

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This session will focus on both the foundational and rapidly emerging rationale for establishing and sustaining engagement with families from early pregnancy. The pioneering work of Barnard and Brazelton, and contemporary epigenetic, neurodevelopmental, and neuro-functioning research, will support the case for shifting therapeutic endeavors to the earliest possible prenatal connection.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faculty: Debbie Cheatham, ZERO TO THREE; Denise Findlay, BSN, RN, University of Washington; Joy Browne, PhD, PCNS, University of Colorado; Kristie Brandt, Parent-Infant & Child Institute; Paula D. Zeanah, PhD, Tulane University

P-5 Competency Domains:

  • P-5 (1) Early Childhood Development
  • P-5 (2) Family-Centered Practice
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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.

Zen Baby: How to Incorporate Mindfulness Techniques Into Family-Based Practices With Infants and Toddlers

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Baby Talk 3: Zen Baby: How to Incorporate Mindfulness Techniques Into Family-Based Practices With Infants and Toddlers

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The field of psychology has focused on how to increase a parent’s ability to engage in mindfulness practices to increase their emotion regulation abilities in order to increase healthy parent–child relationships. This session will provide insight into how practitioners can teach mindfulness techniques to families with infants and young children.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faulty: Samantha Smith, PsyD, The Children's Center Utah

P-5 Competency Domains: 

  • P-5 (3) Relationship-Based Practice
  • P-5 (1) Early Childhood Development
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Baby Talk 4: Compassion and Connection in Relational, Trauma-Informed Leadership

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Relational and Transformative Leadership is not just for formal leaders. Leverage relationships and interdependence within teams to create psychological safety and the foundation for compassion, reflection, and trauma-informed practice.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faulty: Michelle Vo, MD, University of Utah

P-5 Competency Domains: 

  • P-5 (3) Relationship-Based Practice
  • 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, and have confirmed that they have not been compensated in relation to this presentation.

Compassion and Connection in Relational, Trauma-Informed Leadership

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Baby Talk 3: Zen Baby: How to Incorporate Mindfulness Techniques Into Family-Based Practices With Infants and Toddlers

Overview

The field of psychology has focused on how to increase a parent’s ability to engage in mindfulness practices to increase their emotion regulation abilities in order to increase healthy parent–child relationships. This session will provide insight into how practitioners can teach mindfulness techniques to families with infants and young children.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faulty: Samantha Smith, PsyD, The Children's Center Utah

P-5 Competency Domains: 

  • P-5 (3) Relationship-Based Practice
  • P-5 (1) Early Childhood Development
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Baby Talk 4: Compassion and Connection in Relational, Trauma-Informed Leadership

Overview

Relational and Transformative Leadership is not just for formal leaders. Leverage relationships and interdependence within teams to create psychological safety and the foundation for compassion, reflection, and trauma-informed practice.

Faculty & P-5 Competency Domains

Faulty: Michelle Vo, MD, University of Utah

P-5 Competency Domains: 

  • P-5 (3) Relationship-Based Practice
  • 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, 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

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.

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.