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Curating, Communicating, and Connecting: Exploring Challenging Topics with Parents/Caregivers and Colleagues  


Join us to discover strategies for connecting with families through brave conversations—from developmentally typical issues like challenging behaviors to more sensitive topics like racism, family violence, gender identity, or issues related to immigration.  


In this session, participants will develop a deeper understanding of how to build the kind of relationships with families that make these brave conversations possible. We’ll then welcome a national content creator from Sesame Workshop who will discuss  their process for developing messaging and materials and ways these resources can be used with families.  Attendees will also learn how one community-based health program identified resources, trained staff, and developed messaging for families and engaged in brave conversations.  


Participants will explore how to use available resources to spark insightful conversations and build more meaningful relationships with families. Each day will include structured opportunities for discussion, application of new skills, and opportunities for using these resources in the attendee’s community and program. Join us as we explore how to build authentic connections with families, embrace challenging issues, and engage in the brave conversations that can lead to lasting change!  



Ayelet Talmi, PhD, IMH-E® Mentor-Clinical; The Gary Pavilion at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus and University of Colorado School of Medicine: Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics; Director, Section of Integrated Behavioral Health, Division of Child and Adolescent Mental Health; Director, Project CLIMB; Director, Harris Program in Infant Mental Health; and Associate Editor, Infant Mental Health Journal 


Antonio Freitas, Senior Content Manager, U.S. Social Impact, Sesame Workshop  


ZERO TO THREE Facilitator: Rebecca Parlakian, MEd, Senior Director of Programs  


Tolerating a Stressful and Uncertain World: Remembering Our Passions to Support Professional Resilience   


What makes you return to your early childhood work after a day that includes witnessing and working to mitigate significant risks and challenges? What keeps you coming back, day after day? What is your passion, your motivation—what fills your cup? And how do you help others fill theirs?


This Institute track will explore the multiple challenges to our well-being that have been amplified due to the pandemic, racism, terrorism, wars, and other aspects of our current world context. We’ll explore the risks, signs, and symptoms of compassion fatigue, secondary or vicarious trauma, moral distress, and burnout that early childhood professionals may experience. Together we will examine strategies and tools to assess and address these risks and concrete ways to encourage, build, and sustain professional resilience in ourselves and with and for the early childhood professionals we support.  



Paula Zeanah, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN; Lafayette General Medical Center/Our Lady of Lourdes Endowed Chair and Eminent Professor of Nursing and Director of Research, Picard Center for Child Development, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA; Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans; ZERO TO THREE Annual Events Workgroup; Leadership group, Whole Louisiana (Louisiana First Lady Donna Edwards office); Advisor, New Families home visiting program, Oslo, Norway; Former Clinical Director, Louisiana's maternal infant and early childhood home visiting and infant mental health programs.   


Cristina Galto, LCSW; Faculty Associate with Arizona State University;  Clinical Supervisor for Integrated School Based Services at Valle Del Sol, Phoenix AZ; Southwest Maricopa Regional Council Member for First Things First; and Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health provider for Kaleidoscope Family Care in Goodyear AZ. 


Kyong-Ah Kwon, PhD; Principal Investigator for Happy Teacher Project, Associate Professor & Drusa B. Cable Endowed Chair in Education & Early Childhood Education, Rainbolt Family Endowed Education Presidential Professor, Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, University of Oklahoma. 


ZERO TO THREE Facilitator: Katrina Macasaet, MA, Professional Development Manager, Professional Innovations Division 


Changing Frameworks for Reflective Practice: Centering Equity and Inclusion into ”How We Are” in Reflective Supervision/Consultation 


Gain perspectives from reflective supervision thought leaders from across the country, each of whom has been fundamentally influenced by Jeree Pawl and whose approaches represent the heart of her maxim “How You Are Is as Important as What You Do.”


Faculty will share their experiences as frameworks for writing, training, and research about reflective supervision/consultation evolve to more inclusively reflect diverse ways of knowing, doing, and being with. Explore together how the Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work With Infants, Children, and Families are included in reflective supervision frameworks and practice. Dig into approaches and tools for assessing and advancing inclusive reflective practice in your organization and locale. Consider and plan your next steps for leading what you do and how you will be.



Carmen Rosa Noroña, MSW, MS.Ed., LICSW, IECMH-E®, Child Trauma Clinical Services and Training Lead, Boston Site Early Trauma Treatment Associate Director, Child Witness to Violence Project, Boston Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine


Deborrah Bremond, PhD, MPH, Consultant/Faculty Reflective Supervision Collaborative, Southwest Human Development, California Endorsed Reflective Practice Mentor, ZTT Mid-Career Fellow 2001-2003  


Amittia Parker, LMSW, MPA, IMH-E® Specialist, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, Trainer/Technical Assistance Provider, National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety 


ZERO TO THREE Facilitator: Noelle Hause, EdD, LPC, IMH-E® Mentor (Clinical), Senior Manager, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Professional Development, Professional Innovations Division 


Expanding IECMH Foundations: Psychoanalytic Roots and Application in Today’s Reality 


Join this learning cohort for the unique opportunity to reflect and explore with some of the IECMH field’s giants and emerging leaders. Explore IECMH roots in psychoanalytic principles and how they remain relevant today for clinicians as crucial ways of understanding the meaning of both parent and child behaviors. Cohort members will dig into foundational concepts and challenge themselves to ground these concepts in today’s sociocultural context with a focus on advancing equity and embracing diversity. From ghosts to angels in the nurseries, to ghosts in society and our ancestral angels, to race and gender as social constructs that shape our work, and more—together we will challenge our biases, expand our nuanced understandings, and build our readiness to leverage new competencies in practice. 



Alicia Lieberman, PhD, Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health; Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs at the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry; Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at San Francisco General Hospital; Director of the Early Trauma Treatment Network, a center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network; best-selling author; and former ZERO TO THREE Board Member and President


Lisa Mennet, PhD, Founder of the Perigee Fund; Clinical Instructor, Barnard Center on Infant Mental Health and Development, University of Washington; Faculty, Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; former Clinical Director at Cooper House; Board Member and Past President of the Washington Association for Infant Mental Health; and ZERO TO THREE Board Member 


Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD, Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at University of California, San Francisco and Director of Dissemination and Implementation for Child-Parent Psychotherapy; Director of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Measure Review Database; renowned author; and ZERO TO THREE Board Member 


Nucha Isarowong, PhD, LCSW, IMH-E®, Director, Advanced Clinical Training Program at the Barnard Center for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health; former Assistant Professor, Erikson Institute; former Project Coordinator, The Infant and Child Development Project, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago; Executive Council Member, Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work With Infants, Children and Families Initiative; and Communications Coordinator, Academy Coordinating Council, Academy of ZERO TO THREE Fellows 


ZERO TO THREE Track Monitor: Christina Nigrelli, MA, Senior Director of Programs


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