Monthly Webinar Series

2022 WEBINAR SERIES SCHEDULE:

 Webinars are FREE for First3Years members, and non-members can register for a webinar for $15. Student price: $5. Contact info@first3yearstx.org for discount code.

Each webinar is broadcast live in Central Standard Time.

1 Hour of Continuing Education (SW, LPC, CPE)

 

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APRIL WEBINARS

Ethics for Early Childhood Professionals

Early childhood ethics is a topic that is important for providers to understand and think about frequently. As Early Childhood Professionals, we often find ourselves in situations that are difficult to manage. It is our duty to make ethical decisions regarding our profession, and the clients we serve. This session will discuss ethical systems that are specifically reflective of those working with children and families. These systems of ethical supervision will allow individuals access to customized training content that helps to prevent ethical misconduct and help to identify ethical problems in their infancy before they develop further.

Competencies:

ethical practice | solving problems | exercising sound judgment


MAY WEBINARS

Ethics of Care for Early Childhood Providers

The term “ethics of care” may seem intimidating and objective, but what does it really mean to provide ethical care? How does implementing this impact the work that we do with infants and young children? And, how does it impact their development? A supportive caring provider influences the development of important capabilities in children, including greater social competence, fewer behavior problems, and enhanced thinking and reasoning skills at school age. This training will present professionals with insight to provide ethics of care in their practice.

Competencies:

self-awareness | infant/young child development & behavior | responding with empathy


JUNE WEBINARS

Relational Ethics Systems for Advancing Practice with Infants & Young Children

As providers, having a relationship with the parent/caregiver is important. How do we build trusting relationships with infants and their parents/caregivers in an ethical manner? This training will explore how we, as providers, can better connect and continue to build that relationship with the infant and their parents/caregivers while remaining ethical professionals.

Competencies:

self-awareness | infant/young child development & behavior | ethical practice


WEBINARS PRESENTED BY:

Jyrah Knight | Professional Development Director:

Jyrah is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University where she received her Master’s degree in Family Studies and Bachelor’s degree in Child Development. Jyrah’s work with children and families has been one of her greatest accomplishments thus far. She takes a family centered approach in all her work. Jyrah formerly worked as an Early Intervention Specialist for ECI, where she learned the true meaning of influencing a child’s microsystem, how to reach all families no matter their cultural background, how to help families navigate crisis and engaging exercises to encourage the development of young children.

She is also an advocate for Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) which she believes plays a great role in infant mental health.  Jyrah has a passion for educating and empowering families of children with chronic illnesses and disabilities and currently serves as the President of Chronic Endurance.

Cynthia Rendon | Professional Development Coordinator

She has over 6 years in nonprofit organizations advocating for vulnerable and marginalized communities, such as pregnant women and their infants, and immigrant populations. Which has led her to pursue a career in social work with a focus in infant mental health. 

She has experience meeting with stakeholders through a coalition dedicated to strengthening community partnerships to reduce infant mortality in Bexar County and helped establish a reproductive life planning project for teens.

In her most recent role as grant project manager, she provided services and resources to immigrant populations in the greater Houston area. She played a key role in successfully securing grant funding in her last 2 years of her employment there.

She is currently working on her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Houston Downtown, with an expected graduation date of May 2022.


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. 

PLEASE NOTE: Per CEU standards, you must attend at least 50 minutes of the trainings to gain access to your CEU. 

If you have previously downloaded the application, ensure you have the most updated version downloaded on your device as new security measures are continually released. To ensure you have the latest version of Zoom, click HERE.


Because of our generous Fill The Think Tank donors, the professional development department has scholarship funds set aside to support professionals in attaining a First3Years Membership, attending a conference, and/or covering category 1 & 2 Endorsement application fees. If you desire to partake in any of these endeavors but are encountering barriers, please email Jyrah Knight at jknight@first3yearstx.org to discuss options. We look forward to having you