Our 2019 webinar series is focused on early development and support for professionals. We want to help you provide families with everything they need for babies and children to have a strong foundation.
PNC Grow Up Great® is a primary sponsor of our work with early childhood educators in the community. PNC helps children from birth through age five develop a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime – and can help set them on a path to success.
2019 QUARTERLY WEBINAR SERIES:
Webinars are free for First3Years members, and non-members can register for a webinar for $15. Each webinar is broadcast live in Central Standard Time.
1 Hour of Continuing Education (SW, LPC, ECI, CPE)
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Second Quarter (April, May and June)
Topic: Infant Mental Health
Child Development Professionals need an understanding of Infant Mental Health and how it relates to service provision to children and families. This section addresses the importance of the verbiage provided as well as the specific interactions between practitioners and families, families and children, and professionals together in the field. As we work together to use the same language and terms professionals can create a shared meaning of how sensitive and nurturing interactions support infant mental health across relational interactions.
April | Importance of Screening Children (Assessments)
EXPERT SESSION PRESENTER: Elizabeth Mutz: Elizabeth Mutz, with First3Years, develops programming and training for professionals working in the field of infant mental health. Elizabeth is graduating from the school of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, obtaining her Master’s Degree on May 16th. Elizabeth has extensive experience working alongside families and children with developmental disabilities through her experience in applied behavior analysis, early childhood intervention, and developmental assessment. Elizabeth has a comprehensive background in the administration of standardized norm-referenced, criterion referenced, play-based, and multi-disciplinary screeners and assessments. Elizabeth advocates for relational health to support infants, toddlers, and their families.
May | Autism Spectrum Disorders and Interventions
June | Relational Health Between Caregiver and Infant
Q2 Competencies :
Pregnancy/Early Parenthood, Infant and young child development and behavior, Family-Centered practice, Family Relationships and dynamics, Attachment separation and loss, Disorders of infancy/early childhood, Behavioral theories of change, Service Delivery Systems, Observation and listening, screening and assessment, responding with empathy, advocacy, life skills, infant/toddler psychotherapy, analyzing information, contemplation, emotional response, program development, study of infant development and behavior
Third Quarter (July, August and September)
Topic: Adult Mental Health & Substance Abuse
This targeted track highlights the impact of adult mental health (and substance abuse) on young children and how relationships impact family dynamics. When early care professionals understand how adult interactions impact young child brain development they can offer services that help to make lasting impacts for young children. This section discusses how interactions impact early development, and also provides a framework for how early experiences for parents have contributed to their later life mental health. This perspective provides a framework for early care professionals to offer compassion and help to meet the needs of parents. Additionally, it is important to understand how to refer parents for services that will strengthen their skills to support interactions with children.
July | Maternal Depression, Anxiety and Stress (impact on children)
August | Maintaining Relationships when Parents have Multiple Issues (substance abuse, mental health)
September | Self-Care and Wellbeing for Parents
Mental and behavioral disorders in adults, agency policy, service delivery systems, community resources, treatment planning, supportive counseling, crisis management, solving problems, maintaining perspective, planning and organizing, emotional response, adult learning theory
Fourth Quarter (October, November and December)
Topic: Practitioner Essentials
This content covers a 101 onboarding as well as annual review of topics that are important for professional development and continued growth. Seek this track for areas of content that are required for onboarding and annual training hours. Additionally, this section will update with best-practices in the field as new strategies emerge.
October | Reflective Practice in the Workplace
November | Ethics for Early Childhood Professionals
December | Cultural Humility: Working Towards Social Justice
Infant and young child development and behavior, family relationships and dynamics, attachment, separation and loss, cultural competence, ethical practice, government, law and regulation, advocacy, life skills, safety, reflective clinical supervision, building and maintaining relationships, supporting others, collaborating, resolving conflict, empathy and compassion, listening, speaking, writing, self-awareness, professional/personal development
WEBINAR SERIES SPONSORED BY PNC GROW UP GREAT