Austin Chapter Meetings

The Austin Chapter of First3Years is excited to present its meeting schedule for 2020!

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

About Food For Thought

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.



Links will be provided on your receipt of registration and e-mailed to you the day before the webinar.

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July 15 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Supporting Resiliency in Early Childhood Development through the Pandemic with Nadia Maynard, MSW, SHRM-SCP




The coronavirus pandemic has changed everyday life. To reduce the risk of infection, many adult caregivers have altered their daily activities. While caregivers navigate these changes and multiple unknowns, the young children in their care may experience disruptions in their sense of structure, predictability, and security. As mental health professionals engage families with young children, it is important to consider the unique needs of this population as well as basic strategies that can be applied to reduce stress and support resilience.


About Nadia Kalinchuk Maynard, MSW, SHRM-SCP: Nadia Kalinchuk Maynard has worked in academic, governmental, and non-governmental settings to support trauma-informed and healing-centered mental health service provision to communities of color. Throughout her career, Nadia has primarily worked at the intersection of migration, gender, and youth, specifically with survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, (im)migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees.  Whether providing mental health services, examining the impact of policies, or providing organizational development, technical assistance, and consultation, Nadia enjoys being a part of a team and facilitating connection. 


Nadia started her work in this field by providing counseling and advocacy services to women and youth trauma survivors of domestic, sexual, and political violence. Her background in organizational development, facilitation, and social work make her a dynamic contribution. Nadia is excited by integrating a resilience-oriented, trauma-informed, equity lens in the work she engages. Nadia’s professional style blends creative problem-solving, collaboration, mutuality, and kindness. Nadia lives in North Austin, with her partner, Steve, their two daughters, Lucia-Simone (13) and Estela-Paz (6), their dog, Bowie (3), and their cat, Rufus (16).

Webinars are broadcast through Zoom. Please download the application from Zoom for your desktop OR download from your App Store for your phone PRIOR to attending the webinar. 

Earn 1.5 CEUs 

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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