2020 Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award Conference
September 17, 2020
Earn 5 CEUS
First 100 Registrants will receive a pre-loaded USB with continued learning materials!
Sponsorship opportunities are available! Click HERE for more information.
Congratulations to our 2020 IMH Award Winner, Laura Kender!
Join us for our Conference Pre-Session: Developing a Shared Language to discuss Race and Racism with Dr. Ebonyse Mead on September 16th, 2020 @ 2:00 PM (CST). For more information or to register, click HERE!
8:30 AM | Opening Remarks
8:45 – 10:45 AM | Morning Keynote, Dr. Sparrow
10:45 – 11:00 AM | Break
11:00 AM | Award Presentation
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM | Lunch Break
12:15 – 1:45 PM Afternoon Panel
1:45 – 2:00 PM | Break
2:00 – 3:30 PM | Closing Keynote, Dr. Mead
3:30 PM | Closing Remarks
Conversation on Culturally Responsive Trauma Informed Practices During and After COVID-19 with
COVID-19 has touched the lives of every person globally, and even months after its appearance in the USA, we are left with more questions than answers. Dr. Sparrow will address many of these pressing questions, including: What are we learning about leadership? When will it be safe to come out? What are our safety tools? How does trust build safety? What does science have to say about practice? How is children’s development impacted? And how can we help?
Furthermore in this session, Dr. Sparrow will discuss reasonable expectations for very young children transitioning back from quarantine; while focusing on trauma and healing centered and culturally responsive supports for home visitors, child care centers, social service, and child-serving organizations. Additionally, he will provide practical application recommendations from the larger field of practice.
Joshua Sparrow, M.D., DFAACAP, is executive director of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center in the Division of Development of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he holds appointments in Developmental Medicine and Psychiatry. He is a principal investigator for the National Center for Parent, Family and Community Engagement (Office of Head Start, Office of Child Care, ACF, HHS), and part time associate professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. In 2010 he was appointed to the HHS Secretary’s Head Start Research and Evaluation Committee, serves on the American Pediatric Association’s Child Poverty Task Force, and on the American Indian/Alaskan Native (AIAN) Head Start Collaborative Advisory Council.
Impact and Recovery | COVID-19 and Early Childhood
Nicole Allen, Child Care Contract Manager, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County
Ximena Antunez de Mayolo, Program Officer, Rainwater Charitable Foundation
Shalyn Bravens, Director of Family Connects and MIECHV, United Way for Greater Austin
Tonyel Edwards, Program Officer, Houston Endowment
Listen. Learn. Act: Promoting Equity through Racial Healing with
During this session, Dr. Mead will d
Ebonyse Mead is an instructor at both Georgia Southern and Winston Salem State University and president of the Educational Equity Institute. For 18 years, Ebonyse has worked in communities to improve the health and educational outcomes for children of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Since 2016, Ebonyse has provided training on diversity, inclusion, and equity with a particular focus on examining structural barriers to educational equity, implicit racial bias, and culturally responsive instruction to the early childhood workforce.
Dr. Mead is a Certified Family Life Educator and holds a Doctor of Education in Early Childhood and a Masters in Human Services from Concordia University Chicago. In 2015, Ebonyse completed a Masters in Family Studies from Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Mead has presented nationally on racial equity in early childhood and has published articles on implicit bias and culturally responsive family engagement in early childhood and family science publications.
As president of the Educational Equity Institute, Ebonyse is deeply committed to creating brave spaces to talk about structural racism and promote equitable and just programs in early childhood.
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