2019 Houston Food For Thought Season

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.

CLICK A DATE TO REGISTER FOR AN EVENT:

May 22nd | Responding to Infant Negative Emotion | Dr. Leslie Frankel

Location: Children’s Assessment Center

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Details: Earn 1.5 + Lunch Provided

 

About Dr. Leslie Frankel: Dr. Frankel is an Assistant Professor for University of Houston in the Human Development and Family Studies Program within the Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences Department. She is a Certified Family Life Educator. Her research interests are focused on parent-child relationships and their impact on early child development. Specifically, her recent research has examined children’s ability to self-regulate in general, as well as in the context of eating, with a particular emphasis on parents’ role in the development of their children’s self-regulation. She also investigates how stress and other contextual factors impact parent-child interactions and relationships.

 

                                  

July 24th | Professional Networking Event

Location: TBD

Time: TBD 

Details: The professional networking event is free for all registrants – members and non-members*

                                  

September 25th

Location: United Way of Greater Houston

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Details: Earn 1.5 + Lunch Provided

                                  

November 20th | Children with Autism | Jessica Smith and Dinah Godwin

Location: Children’s Assessment Center

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Details: Earn 1.5 + Lunch Provided

About Jessica Smith: Jessica is a Licensed Master Social Worker with 20 years of experience in school-based social service provision, community-based non-profit program management and direct clinical care to children, youth and families facing challenges related to poverty, trauma, developmental disabilities and psychosocial barriers to care. Her areas of interest include public education advocacy, special education advocacy, family outreach and parenting education. She enjoys working with parents and caregivers on positive behavior management as well as developing programs and innovative ways to reach out to families who are in need of extra support. In addition to her clinical practice, she trains families, social workers and other medical learners at all levels about family-centered care, community resources and services, and effective self-advocacy strategies.

 

About Dinah Godwin: Dinah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience in clinical care for families of children with developmental disabilities and special health care needs, as well as in grant writing, program development, and community outreach.  Her areas of interest include working with parents and caregivers on positive behavior management as well as developing interventions to address caregiver stress and enhance self-efficacy.  In addition to her clinical practice, she teaches medical learners and other health care professionals about family-centered care, community resources and services, and effective advocacy strategies at the local, state and national levels.

 

 

Free for First3Years Members | $15 for Non-Members