Are you looking for additional ways to extend your learning experience at ZERO TO THREE’s Annual Conference? Come explore a variety of hot topics and video screenings on Thursday, October 4, from 6:30–7:30 pm! Registration is not required for these sessions.
A Peak Behind The Curtain: Telling Our Stories About Building an Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health-Informed Workforce
- The Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health (CoAIMH) will provide a systems-level state example of how adopting the Competency Guidelines® and Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health® has worked for CoAIMH by sharing a timeline of successes and lessons learned since inception, as well as supporting Hot Topic attendees with identifying the current opportunity for momentum in their state.
Building Community Partnerships
- Presenters from the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus will share their tips and tricks for developing their own community partnerships and answer participants’ questions during this interactive and reflective session.
Familismo: Building The Foundation Of Well-Being for The Youngest in The Latinx Community
- Honoring the Latinx community during Hispanic Heritage Month, the Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at the University of Denver will host an evening roundtable and networking event featuring interdisciplinary leaders working to promote the best interests of Latinx families in Colorado.
The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC)
- The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC) provides technical assistance to address recruitment, retention, personnel standards, preservice programs, and in-service systems working together across disciplines on a state and national level.
Harnessing the Power of Policy to Enhance Perinatal Mental Health
- Policy, in all its forms, is a powerful tool for ensuring that systems are supportive and accountable for identifying and meeting new and expectant mothers’ mental health and wellness needs. However, policy is often a loosely used, obscure term and identifying effective reforms can be difficult: What are we talking about, and what are concrete policies options for driving change?
Best Practice Developmental Assessment of Infants and Toddlers: The Test of Time
- As increasing numbers of young children are identified as being at risk for developmental and behavioral vulnerabilities through routine developmental surveillance and screening, what have we learned over the decades about best practice for the next appropriate step—developmental assessment?
Training Health Professionals on Early Childhood Development
- This hot topic will address strategies for increasing healthcare professional awareness and understanding of the importance of early childhood. Examples from training initiatives developed and implemented at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Mount Sinai Parenting Center will demonstrate how to train providers on early childhood topics including brain development, building strong and nurturing relationships, and mitigating the impact of adversity.
NO SMALL MATTER
- This documentary explores the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for social justice in America today—early childhood education.
- Broken Places explores why some children are permanently damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive.
- Zero Weeks lays out a compelling argument for guaranteed paid leave for every American worker. The film looks at paid leave from an emotional, medical, financial and global perspective.