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A THREE-PART WEBINAR SERIES: AN INTRODUCTION TO INFANT/EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES
The New York City Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) hosted this three-part webinar series presented by Susan Chinitz, PsyD and Gil Foley, EdD, IMH-E.
MODULE 1 focused on:
-Principles of development and how they shape practice
-Infant/early childhood mental health concepts and practice
The Module 1 recording, presentation slides, and additional information can be accessed here.
MODULE 2 focused on:
-“Climbing the Developmental Ladder”: Capacities for emotional & social functioning
-Risks to children’s healthy social-emotional development, including the impact of child disability and regulatory disorders
The Module 2 recording, presentation slides, and additional information can be accessed here.
MODULE 3 focused on:
-Risks to children’s healthy social-emotional development including those that emerge from parents’ histories and children’s social contexts
-Screening, assessment and differential diagnosis
The Module 3 recording, presentation slides, and additional information can be accessed here.
PART 1 Understanding Child Development: An Overview of Developmental Milestones Children ages 0 to 5
The New York City Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) was pleased to host a two-part webinar series. Part 1 titled Understanding Child Development: An Overview of Developmental Milestones Children ages 0 to 5 was presented by Dr. Romina M. Barros.
As an early childhood care provider, you play a critical role in the health and well-being of children. You are also very well positioned to help identify children who might need extra help in their development. During this webinar, Dr. Barros introduced the concept of developmental milestones, providing a review of typical development progress in language, social-emotional, cognitive, and motor domains in children 0 to 5 years old.
She also reviewed the “Developmental Red Flags”, to help you recognize the child whose development falls outside of the expected range. Additionally, on this webinar, Dr. Barros discussed things and activities that you can do to promote a child’s development.
The recording, presentation slides, and additional resources can be accessed here.
PART 2 Incorporating Developmental Monitoring into Early Childhood Programs: Celebrating Milestones and Identifying Concerns
During this webinar, Dr. Barros introduced the concepts of developmental monitoring, developmental screening, and developmental assessment. Part 2 provides you with tools and best practices for developmental monitoring and how to discuss development and monitoring with parents.
This webinar focused on:
-Why monitoring children’s development is important
-Why early identification is important.
-Your essential, irreplaceable role in developmental monitoring and early identification: Why you have a unique and important role in developmental monitoring
-How to talk with parents about their child’s development
-Develop strategies to incorporate developmental monitoring in your program
-FREE resources to make discussing screening and development with parents easier.
-Learn how to use CDC “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” resources in early care and education work with children and parents.
The recording, presentation slides, and additional information can be accessed here.
Bias is again making the news. It exists in each of us, consciously or unconsciously.
Research from the Yale Child Study Center suggests that many preschool teachers look for disruptive behavior in just one place, waiting for it to appear.
The problem with this strategy (besides it being inefficient), is that, because of implicit bias, teachers are spending too much time watching black boys and expecting the worst.
Listen to this NPR recording from 2016.