Austin Chapter Meetings

The Austin Chapter of First3Years is excited to present their meeting schedule for 2019!

The Austin Chapter of First3Years offers monthly professional development opportunities on early childhood topics with a focus on children 0-5. All providers and caregivers welcome.




March 20, 2019 | The Basics of Neurobiology| 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Presented by Jessica Taylor-Pickford, LCSW, IMHE-III (C)

A young child’s relationships and experiences affect virtually every aspect of development, including their developing brain architecture. Training will discuss how relationships and early experiences support the developing brain in creating pathways that support the emergence of skills to regulate emotions, control impulses, and build other executive functioning skills vital to future social-emotional health. The group will explore how early childhood providers can support these processes utilizing basic infant mental health interventions that enhance the formation of health caregiver-child interactions and relationships across environments.


Presented By Jessica Taylor-Pickford | Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with an expertise in Infant Mental Health. She provides IMH Reflective Supervision and is a consultant and trainer in early childhood therapy and mental health consultation.



April 17, 2019 | Identifying Biomarkers for Toxic Stress | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Presented by Celina Nance



May 15, 2019 | Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force and DSHS Joint Biennial Report: Legal Considerations| 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Presented by Daphne Wilson, Austin Medical-Legal Partnership Fellow



June 19, 2019 | IMH Core Concepts| 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 Presented by Jessica Taylor-Pickford


Earn 1.5 CEUs!

Chapter Meeting Location: People’s Community Clinic | 1101 Camino La Costa, Austin TX 78752


Meeting Benefits:

– Easily accessible, quality trainings from experts in early childhood topics applicable to your work –

– The ability to network and develop relationships with peers and colleagues within your field locally –

– Opportunities for leadership –

– Continuing education credits and access to other professional development opportunities such as conference and online webinars –


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