20th Anniversary Conference
The “Investing in our Future Heroes” Conference celebrates 20 years of professional development for the Early Childhood Council as our first conference was held in 1995. But it also is about ‘investing’ time, energy and resources toward child and family development to ensure that children are nurtured, educated and supported by their families and communities for they will become tomorrow’s teachers, social workers, firefighters/EMTs, lawyers, electricians, architects and engineers. They do not become future ‘heroes’ by accident. This conference is also based on the premise that early childhood experiences from birth onward have unique powers in the development of a child.
The conference will features innovative practices from the fields of early learning & education, infant mental health, evidence-based practices, maternal & child health, and child welfare. All lines of development must combine to foster the optimal growth and development of young children. Similarly, this conference promotes capacity and opportunities for all practitioners dedicated to the well-being and positive development of all young children.
Conference attendees will include foster care workers, early educators, caregivers, physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, university students and faculty, therapists from many different disciplines, case managers, child advocates, and program administrators.
Dr. Zeanah is a Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at the Tulane University School of Medicine. He is also an Executive Director of the Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.
**CEUs will be available for $25.00
Special Conference Hotel rates are available for $139 per night. Call (813) 877-9200 or click HERE for reservations.
For more information on Registration, please call Belkis Velasquez at (813) 837-7753 or e-mail at BVelasquez@ecctampabay.org .
For information on the submission for proposals, please call Shabel Hastings at (813) 837-7903, e-mail at SHastings@ecctampabay.org .
For information on becoming a vendor, please call Jenn Broughton at (813) 837-7706 or e-mail JBroughton@ecctampabay.org
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Join NAMI Pasco on Monday, January 5, 2015 from 6 to 7:30 PM for a discussion with Susan Sisson, NCC, LMHC, to learn about how Dialectical Behavior Therapy is being used successfully to help people living with brain disorders. DBT is designed to guide people in changing behavior patterns including self-harm, suicidal thinking, and substance abuse. DBT teaches people about emotional regulation and how to effectively increase awareness of emotional triggers.
DBT was originally used to treat people with borderline personality disorder, and integrates techniques associated with cognitive-behavior therapy and Buddhist meditation practice.
RSVPs are not required but much appreciated. Find everything you need to know below. Hope to see you on January 5, 2015 at the NAMI Pasco office.
The Pasco Youth Initiative has updated its rich trove of information into a well-respected, much-used resource guide. The 30-page PYI guide is an excellent tool for health care professionals and individuals alike to locate everything in the county from childcare and human services to assistance with mental health crises, housing and information on support for utilities.
“The purpose of Pasco Youth Initiative is to identify barriers that young people face on their road to self-sufficiency and put solutions in place to ensure the success of our future workforce.” Let’s support this valuable organization’s mission by sharing this important community resource guide.
You Can Apply for Medicaid or The Children’s Health
Insurance Program (CHIP) Coverage Year Round
There’s no limited enrollment period for these programs. If you qualify, you (or a family member) can enroll immediately. Check it out right here at HealthCare.gov
Also important to note – your children could qualify for coverage through CHIP, even if you don’t qualify for Medicaid.
Make sure your friends and neighbors know this too – take a minute to share this message with them.