Changing the Lens: Broadening Our Perspective to Support Young Children and Their Families

Williamsburg, Virginia
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

   Participants may choose to attend all sessions within a single track, or attend sessions from differing tracks.
   
  Click here to access articles, publications, or other resources provided by this year's presenters 
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Morning Keynote Early Brain Development: Building a Resilient Child. Judy Cameron, PhD.,Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
 Lunch Keynote Emotional Readiness.Terrie Rose, PhD., LCP, Zero to Three and Ashoka Fellow; Founder, Baby's Space Child Development Center
   
                      
              
TRACK 1
SIGNS OF MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS AND STRATEGIES   
 SESSION 1
10:45am - 12:15pm 
A Roadmap for Social-Emotional Development: What All Providers Need To Know.  Mona Delahooke, PhD., IMH Specialist, Profectum Foundation
 SESSION 2
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Goodbye DSM: The Case for Neurodevelopmental Models Replacing Disorder-Based Paradigms. Mona Delahooke, PhD., IMH Specialist, Profectum Foundation
 SESSION 3
3:15pm - 4:45pm

Behavior is the Tip of the Iceberg: Shifting Our Perception of Young Children's Challenging Behaviors. Mona Delahooke, PhD., IMH Specialist, Profectum Foundation
 
TRACK 2
ENGAGING AND SUPPORTING PARENTS
SESSION 1
10:45am - 12:15pm
Behavioral Correlations of Infant/Child Behavior and Brain Development. Bela Sood, MD, MSHA, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Virginia Treatment Center for Children
SESSION 2
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Parent Engagement:Compassionate Empathy & Family-Centered Well-being. Terrie Rose, PhD., LCP, Zero to Three and Ashoka Fellow; Founder, Baby's Space Child Development Center
SESSION 3
3:15pm - 4:45pm

How to Support Young Children Who Experience Long-Term Separation from Parents. Patricia Popp, PhD., EHCY State Coordinator, Project HOPE-Virginia; Debbie Gillespie, MEd., IMH-E II, Executive Director, Early Childhood Consultants; Kelly Henderson, PhD., Executive Director, Formed Families Forward
 
TRACK 3
EARLY CHILDHOOD TRAUMA
SESSION 1
10:45am - 12:15pm

Trauma and Its Impact on Learning and Development. John Richardson-Lauve, LCSW, Director of Mental Health, ChildSavers
SESSION 2
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Supporting Trauma-Informed Practices in School Settings. Denise Powers, MEd., Lead Early Childhood Specialist, Greater Richmond SCAN 
SESSION 3
3:15pm - 4:45pm

Brain Architecture and the Impact of Childhood Stress Events. John Richardson-Lauve, LCSW, Director of Mental Health, ChildSavers  
 
TRACK 4
ADDRESSING CULTURAL FACTORS
SESSION 1
10:45am - 12:15pm

Extension of Keynote Content on Building a Resilient Child. Judy Cameron, PhD.,Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
SESSION 2
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Supporting Gender-Diverse Children and Pre-Teens. Lisa Griffin, PhD., Founder, Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group and the Richmond Transgender Healthcare Alliance 
SESSION 3
3:15pm - 4:45pm

Breaking Walls by Building Cultural Empathy. Manal Abukishk, Ed.D., LPC, Psychotherapist, Active Psychotherapy Services; Diana Bermudez, PhD., LPC, Mental Health Counselor, Amare Counseling and Education; Debra Durant, Secretary, School Social Work and Psychology, Henrico County Public Schools  
 
TRACK 5
EFFORTS TO SUPPORT CHANGE WITHIN COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS
SESSION 1
10:45am - 12:15pm

Considering ACEs: Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Collaboration and Early Infant Mental Health Outcomes. Jane Probst, LCSW, Board President, Greater Piedmont Trauma Informed Community Network; Frank W. Somerville, 
Judge, Culpeper Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court; Melissa Cupp, Judge, Fauquier and Rappahannock Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
SESSION 2
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviors: Behavior Intervention Team: Social-Emotional (BITSE). Beverly Becker, Early Education Resource Specialist, Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula; Rose Hunter, Ed.S., Behavioral Consultant, Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula; Mary Swenson, M.A., Licensed School Psychologist Behavioral Consultant, Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula
SESSION 3
3:15pm - 4:45pm

Building a Trauma-Informed Community: Moving from Risk to Resilience. Theresa Caldwell, Chair, Petersburg Wellness Consortium; Betty Hobbs, Director of Community Impact, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg; Audrey Trussell, MPA, Director, Petersburg City and Schools Partnership, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg; Valerie Liggins, LCSW, Program Officer, The Cameron Foundation
 
TRACK 6
Executive Functioning, Assessment and Intervention, and Resilience
SESSION 1
10:45am - 12:15pm

ADHD and Executive Functioning in Young Children. Russell Barkley, PhD., Clinical Professor, Virginia Treatment Center for Children 
SESSION 2
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Play Therapy: Assesment and Intervention Utility with Young Children and Families. Jennifer Hinesley, PsyD., Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist, Virginia Treatment Center for Children; Anjali Gowda, PhD., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Partners in Parenting
SESSION 3
3:15pm - 4:45pm

From Risk to Resilience: Protective Factors to Build Social-Emotional Competence and Reduce Challenging Behavior. Sue Gellar, M.S., CEO, Wingspan
 
TRACK 7
INFANT/ECMH POLICY
SESSION 1
10:45am - 12:15pm

Virginia Early Childhood Teacher and Provider Voices in a State-Wide Survey on Challenging Behavior. Sheila Smith, Ph.D., Director, Early Childhood, National Center for Children in Poverty 
SESSION 2
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Think Prevention, Not Suspension and Expulsion! Mark Allan, PhD., Early Childhood Project Manager, Virginia Department of Education; Kathy Gillikin, B.S. ECE, MEd., Quality Child Care Program Manager, Virginia Department of Social Services
SESSION 3
3:15pm - 4:45pm

Pulling It All Together: An Overview of Virginia's Early Childhood Policy Agenda for 2018. Ashley Everette, Voices for Virginia's Children (Final title TBA)
 
TRACK 8
IMH/ECMH REFLECTIVE PRACTICE AND SUPERVISION 
SESSION 1
10:45am - 12:15pm
Nurturing a Culture of Relationship & Reflection in Supervision, Practice and Programs. Christopher Watson, PhD., IMH-E IV, Research Associate, Center for Early Education and Development, University of Minnesota
SESSION 2
2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Wonder-Filled Journey of an Infant Mental Health Endorsed Professional. Jessica Brickey, LCSW, IMH-E II, 
Henrico Area Infant & Toddler Connection
; Leah Davidson, Supervisor, Arlington County Parent-Infant Education Program; Mary Thornton, MEd.,
Program Coordinator, Family Development
Center,
VCU Health Systems
; Tracy Walters, MEd., IMH-E II, Director of Family Care Services, VCU Health Systems; Judith Martens, LCSW, IMH-E IV 
President, Virginia Association for Infant Mental Health; Mary 'Katy' Robinson, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, New River Valley Medical Center
 
 
SESSION 3
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Understanding the Elements of Reflective Supervision and the Dyadic Process: The RIOS. Christopher Watson, PhD., IMH-E IV, Research Associate, Center for Early Education and Development, University of Minnesota 
Morning Keynote 
Morning Keynote 
 

Contact Information

  • Delores Richards-Madikiza
    (804) 828-1123

    Casey Tomlinson
    (804) 828-6310

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