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First3Years offers onsite training events statewide to advance professional education for those working with infants, toddlers and their families. Join us soon for an event near you!


First3Years has been offering local Food for Thought (FFT)  training events throughout the state of Texas for more than 35 years. This interactive series highlights current research and best practices offering thought provoking topics (food for thought). Additionally, each event provides a meal (lunch or breakfast) offering a time of networking in each community as we gather to advance our professional practice and understanding in the field. See below to find your nearest event.

Fort Worth FFT | Fall 2017

Dallas FFT | Spring 2018 (Sponsored by PNC Grow Up Great®)

Houston FFT | Spring 2018


Austin Area Chapter


San Antonio Area Chapter


Topic: Infant Mental Health

Presentation Panel includes First3Years Chapter Leadership:

Patricia Sanchez, MA, LPC | Raymond Begay, MA, LPC-I, LCDC-I | Patricia Vargas, BA | Lilly Alaniz, MSW, LMSW

The panel will highlight the importance of understanding Infant Mental Health and identify local services for young children (and their families). Presenters will discuss trends and research on early brain development. This training will provide strategies for caregivers, nurses and therapists as they meet the needs of families with young children.

Lunch is served | All meetings held at San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114

Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday bi-monthly | 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

“First3Years has provided education workshops for [our] staff and other community partners that work with families and young children. These workshops have equipped our staff to better understand the complex mental health needs of the infants and families we serve.”

-Alison C., WiNGS of Metropolitan Dallas


Refund Policy: Due to our logistics with vendors and event planning; refunds for an individual ticket must be requested at least five business days prior to the event.
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