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      Coming Together to Nurture the Next Generation: Why We Need CalAIMH-Inaugural Conference in Fresno

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      March 22, 2019

      Friday   8:00 AM

      5241 North Maple Avenue
      Fresno, California 93740

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      Coming Together to Nurture the Next Generation: Why We Need CalAIMH-Inaugural Conference

      IN PARTNERSHIP WITH    Nurturing the next generation is a large task; however, at CalAIMH, we believe that we can build a strong trans-disciplinary community of Infant Mental Health Providers by welcoming you to attend this Inaugural Conference at California State University, Fresno. Centrally located in the heart of California Fresno offers the ease of travel to many of our conference attendees.  Join CalAIMH today and register at the discounted member rate Embracing the diversity of California and our field, CalAIMH has designed the conference with community in mind and would like to welcome our collective provider community including mental health, early intervention, primary care & nursing, child welfare, early care and education, special education, developmental specialists, caregivers, students, and para-professionals. Your registration would include conference attendance, continental breakfast and lunch. KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DR. ALICIA LIEBERMAN  "Nurturing the next generation:  Why we need CalAIMH" The field of infant/early childhood mental health is built on the importance of supportive relationships as the core of rich and satisfying lives and as seeds for constructing the future. We champion growth-promoting relationships between parents and babies, between family members, and between families and communities. This talk will describe the importance of addressing adversity and trauma as urgent dangers to the health of children, families, and society, and highlight the key role of CalAIMH in forging a unified vision that brings shared purpose, momentum and solidarity to our collective efforts on behalf of young children and their families in our culturally rich and diverse state. Participants will identify the impact of stress and trauma on infants' neurophysiology, mental health, and cognitive functioning. Participants will learn about the intergenerational transmission of traumatic as well as benevolent experiences from parent to child. Alicia F. Lieberman, Ph.D., is Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health, Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development at UCSF Department of Psychiatry, and director of the Child Trauma Research Program at San Francisco General Hospital. She directs the Early Trauma Treatment Network, a center of the federally-funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network. She is the senior developer of Child-Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence-based treatment for traumatized children aged birth-five. . Her research involves treatment outcome studies with traumatized young children from low-income and under-represented minority groups. She has authored a book for parents, The Emotional Life of the Toddler, translated to several languages. Her professional books on childhood exposure to violence have been translated to several languages, including Arabic and Hebrew, and are being used to increase understanding and foster dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians working with young children and their families. Born in Paraguay, she received her professional training in Israel and the United States. This cross-cultural experience informs her commitment to increasing access and raising the standard of care for low-income and minority children and families.  She is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the 2016 Rene Spitz Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Association of Infant Mental Health, 2016 Public Health Hero from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and 2017 Whole Child Award from the Simms/Mann Institute. CalAIMH is also offering advanced intensive workshops. Each workshop will be conducted by luminaries in the field of Infant Mental Health and will offer 3 hours of deep content.  Workshop topics to include:  Kadija Johnston LCSW “The Power of Our Practice: Addressing Bias and Inequity through Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation” Dr. Mary Claire Heffron, Ph.D “The Science and Art of Using Questions in Reflective Supervision, Consultation, and Leadership” Angela Rothermel Associate Director, Early Childhood Policy at Children Now “Raise Your Voice to Change Policies and Build a Better World for Babies” Dr. Emily Wang, Ph.D., R. Psych. “Early Development and Trauma: Opportunities and Threats Related to Infancy and Early Childhood - Applying principles of neuroscience to infancy and early childhood” Continuing Education is AVAILABLE Continuing Education Units will be provided by CalAIMH partners. Register onsite, NO advance Continuing Education Registration. California Board of Registered Nursing contact hours, and California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists hours are offered for and require completion of evaluations or forms as determined by the specific granting agencies. The provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to offer (4) contact hours.  CalAIMH members’ Continuing Education fees have been sponsored, the fee for non-members is $10/contact hour. The provider is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. WestEd maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  WestEd CPEI's CAMFT continuing education provider number is 135222.  Upon completion of the CalAIMH Conference, WestEd is approved to offer 4 contact hours.  There is no fee for CalAIMH members, the fee for non-members is $10/contact hour.  For further information, contact Infant Development Association (IDA) Continuing Education Provider - Note: Additional Continuing Education fees are payable to IDA and paid onsite - not in advance of the conference. CalAIMH Members' Continuing Education fees are sponsored by CalAIMH. The fee for non-members is $40.00 for the 4/CE contact hours.  California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board – IDA is a provider approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, provider #PDP 248. The course meets the qualifications for 4 hours of professional development credits per day for SLPs. (Note: This is not ASHA) Physical Therapy Board of California – IDA is recognized as an approval agency to provide offering continuing competency courses for Physical Therapists. This course provides 4 continuing competency hours per day. Occupational Therapy - All that is required is the standard conference certificate of completion provided for any and all conference attendees. No additional sign/in or sign/out requirements or processing fees. A certificate of completion will be provided by CalAIMH. Continuing Education for additional professional disciplines are still in development.  FAQs  What are some things to do in Fresno? Fresno, California has much to offer in the world of entertainment and outdoor activities. We welcome you to visit the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Forestiere Underground Gardens, Woodward Park for a beautiful stroll, a hike or a visit to the breathtaking Shinzen Japanese Gardens located inside of Woodward Park. In addition to planning entertainment while in town, you will have the option of dining out, as Fresno is proud to host over one thousand places to dine. Some local favorites include: The Annex Kitchen, Dog House Grill, Pismos Coastal Grill, House of JuJu, Westwoods BBQ and Spice Co. and Yosemite Ranch. Where should I plan on staying if I have to travel from out of town?  University Square Hotel (559) 224-4200 4961 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93726 Best Western Plus Fresno Inn (559)229-5811 480 E. Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710 Holiday Inn Express Clovis (559)297-0555 650 E. Shaw Ave, Clovis, CA 93612 What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Fresno currently offers Lyft, Uber and Fax Bus to assist with transportation to and from the event. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email CalAIMH at with questions regarding this event. What's the refund policy? CalAIMH currently offers a 30 day refund policy if you are unable to attend this event.   

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