Upcoming Events & Training
http://homevisiting.utah.gov/event/the-young-child-expo-conference/New York, NY 10007, USA
The Young Child Expo & Conference is a collaboration between the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University and Los Niños Services. The conference has a simple goal, to train professionals and early childhood educators with the ability to foster knowledge in children, ultimately leading to their growth. The event brings together doctors, nurses, teachers, professors and students from around the world, all eager to learn techniques to further education processes in their home institutions.
This year, the conference is broken down by days, May 2nd will feature the Autism Invention Summit Day presented by Profectum Foundation and the Neuronet Learning pre-conference workshop, then breakout sessions and lectures will take place from May 3-5.
The Autism Invention Summit Day provides attendees with a great opportunity to learn different methods for dealing with autistic children. Experts will be on standby to answer any specific behavior or autism-related questions attendees might have.
Conference attendees also have the option of being eligible to receive continuing education units (CEUs), along with credit offerings at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Key speakers include Monica G. Osgood, Bari Koral, Steve Gross, Derek Volk, Rebecca Shahmoon Shanok and much more.
http://homevisiting.utah.gov/event/the-national-early-childhood-inclusion-institute/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States
The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings.
The Keynote Address
Janice Fialka (left)–parent, poet, a compelling storyteller, and an award-winning advocate for families and persons with disabilities–will present the 2017 Keynote address. She is a nationally-recognized speaker, author, and advocate on issues related to disability, parent-professional partnerships, inclusion, and raising a child with disabilities.
Her newest book, What Matters: Reflections on Disability, Community, and Love chronicles her son Micah’s journey of living a fully inclusive life. Special education pioneer Ann P. Turnbull said of it: “If I could recommend a single book about family life and disability to families and professionals alike, hands down, it is this one.”
The Popular Federal Plenary Session
Federal panelists return to share new information on early childhood policies and initiatives related to inclusion and to supporting children with disabilities and their families. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions and share their perspectives with the panelists.
http://homevisiting.utah.gov/event/pa-pat-conference/604 Station Rd, Grantville, PA 17028, USA
Registration will be available until May 2, 2017, or until full.
The conference will provide home visiting professionals the opportunity to explore approaches that develop their skills in supporting families to be their child’s first and most influential teacher. Parents as Teachers National Center representatives will share news and resources, as well as participate in the networking session. General sessions and workshops will feature PAT tools and resources, communication development, continuous quality improvement, substance use and abuse, and much more.
After attending this conference, participants will be able to: affirm and strengthen home visiting practices; develop a greater understanding of the key elements of parent and child neurobiology; strengthen approaches to engage families, including parents and caregivers; and cultivate professional relationships with peers.
http://homevisiting.utah.gov/event/next-steps-symposium-a-trauma-informed-resiliency-focused-community/University Guest House, 110 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84113, USA
A FREE educational training for community leaders and members! The Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative (TRC) and the Utah Coalition for Protecting Childhood (UCPC) will host an educational symposium to mitigate the gap between the effects of trauma and barriers to health. The Next Steps Symposium aims to educate about Trauma-Informed and Resiliency-Focused© practices, which promote health and well-being. The interactive training will feature keynote national experts, who will address best practices, as well as local and regional experts from within our community, who will share practical tools and resources.
http://homevisiting.utah.gov/event/the-acf-national-research-conference-on-early-childhood/Crystal Gateway Marriott, Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, United States
The National Research Conference on Early Childhood
Save The Date
June 25 – 27, 2018
at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, VA
Save the date and stay tuned for more information!