Sponsored by: Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School, Institute of Child Development, U of M
Presented by: Deidre Quinlan – Circle of Security Trainer
Dates: Tuesday 16 August 2016 – Friday 19 August 2016
Information regarding cost and registration can be found on the training flyer below:
2016 Iowa Early Care and Education Fall Institute
Date: September 30 – October 1, 2016
Location: Prairie Meadows Conference Center, Altoona, IA
Registration is now open for the 2016 Iowa Early Care & Education Fall Institute! This year’s Institute is planned for September 30 – October 1, with optional pre-conference events on September 29th. This year’s theme, “Supporting Children in a Changing World: Engage, Collaborate, Empower” describes our work and efforts as we move to implement new requirements and initiatives, together! More than 100 workshop options will be offered (including several focused on early childhood mental health and child development) and over 1000 people are expected to attend.
*Please Note: Members of the Iowa Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health can register at the discounted Member Rate!
We welcome your support! Join the Iowa Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health today!
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About Face: A New Look at Child Development and Attachment Through the Lens of Neuroscience
Dr. Lane Strathearn, Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Physician Director at the University of Iowa’s Center for Disabilities and Development, presents information regarding research conducted in the Attachment and Neurodevelopment Lab, discusses how face-to-face parent-infant interaction promotes healthy social and emotional development, explains the mechanisms through which adverse childhood experiences may adversely impact child development, and explores some specific examples of parental psychopathology and potential effects on parenting capacity.
*Please note: the Internet connection became unstable near the beginning of the webinar, causing the recording to freeze in two locations. The issue does resolve itself, however.
The Guts and Fats of Strong Cognitive Health
Melanie Schmidt presents information on how the type of foods children eat can influence cognitive health.
*Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions expressed in this video are those of the presenter, and do not necessarily represent those of the IAIECMH.
NAMI Iowa Children’s Mental Health Coalition – Statewide Call to Action
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Infant Mental Health Endorsement: What, Why and How?
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Young Children and Autism Spectrum Disorder (PDF of slide presentation)
Quality in Home-Based Family Support Programs (PDFof slide presentation)
While parents have a general understanding that what happens in a child’s early years can last a lifetime, many don’t realize the critical importance of the first year of life. Understanding what children are taking in and learning during daily interactions can help parents nurture their child’s healthy development.
The new Iowa ACEs report – Beyond ACEs: Building Hope & Resiliency in Iowa – shows that most Iowa adults have experienced childhood trauma, an indicator of higher rates of chronic diseases, mental illness, violence, risky behaviors, and reduced life expectancy. Emerging Iowa responses highlight the importance of building caring relationships within sectors and communities to promote resiliency so that we can improve our well-being.
A new initiative that aims to raise awareness among pregnant and postpartum mothers, their families, and health care providers about depression and anxiety that occurs during pregnancy or after the baby is born. This site offers free health education materials in both English and Spanish.