IDA’s 50th Anniversary “$50 for 50 Campaign”!

For IDA’s 50th Anniversary, we are kicking off a $50 for 50 Campaign, meaning a $50 gift will support IDA into the next 50 years.
We hope to raise $50,000 to continue IDA’s impact on professional development and lift our voice to make a difference for the largest-possible population of infants and toddlers and their families for the decades to come.
Please support IDA with your gift of “$50 for 50” to achieve the future growth of IDA. Larger and smaller donations are always welcome, and all donations are tax deductible.
Contribute today by clicking here.

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RocksStrengthening Self-Awareness and Self-Care to Reduce Burnout in Times of Stress

Stress and burnout are at an all time high. IDA is committed to combating that statistic in early intervention. Please join us for this event, one of our planned events focusing on self care.
with Lisa Katzman, PT, DPT, PCS, Wenonah Elms, M.A., MEd./ESCE, and Alisa Burton, M.A.
2 Day Event
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual Event

Recording will not be available
Must attend live and Must attend both dates!

In this interactive and engaging presentation, you will learn about how cultivating self-awareness and self-care can buffer stress and prevent burnout. Self-awareness, self-care and pathways to regulation allow one to have the restored energy reserves required to prevent burnout as well as to access grounding strategies when triggered emotionally. These concepts are foundational to trauma-responsive work as providers cultivate these practices to manage children's dysregulated behavior with kindness and compassion versus reactive and trauma-inducing interactions. This presentation is based on the work of *The Center for Optimal Brain Integration.

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Women and ToddlerTiny Signs, Big Connections: Supporting Language Development with Baby Sign Language

with Lane Rebelo, LCSW
Monday, April 15, 2024
3:30pm - 5:00pm | Virtual Event

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Baby Sign Language is an incredible tool for supporting early communication in pre-verbal children of all abilities. In this workshop you'll learn how basic American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary builds on a child's use of gestures for early communication and allows for more useful and productive communication, reducing frustration for both the child and their caregivers. You'll also learn strategies for introducing signing to families.

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Family AssistanceResponding Rather than Reacting: A Body-Mind-Emotion Approach for Helping  Professionals to Increase Self-Regulation and Co-Regulation

with Jesse Bernal, LMFT
Monday, May 6, 2024
12:00pm - 2:00pm | Virtual Event

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Challenging, triggering, and dysregulating situations are inevitable in the helping profession, especially for those who support children and families exposed to varying levels of trauma and toxic stress. Understanding how our bodies, minds, and emotions automatically respond to challenging situations provides us with not only the insight that allows us to increase our daily wellness, but mindful awareness to strengthen and build safe and secure interpersonal relationships with those we work with.  This training will take a deep dive into identifying and understanding the holistic body-mind-emotional impact of triggers, countertransference, and stress responses, and equip learners with techniques to increase self-regulation in order to give the best care to those we work with.

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Advocacy WordleEarly Intervention, Advocacy and the California Budget May Revise

with Teresa Anderson
Monday, May 20, 2024
12:00pm-1:30pm (PST) | Virtual Event
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The CA Budget - May revise 2024 is an opportunity to give input on priorities on what our state spends money on to your legislators. Attend to learn the latest Early Intervention issues and how to address them. Early Intervention programs along with many other services provided through the Department of Developmental Services are seeing their rates implemented this year and in the future. Legislators need to hear how things are going with this process.

Do you know who your legislators are? Check here Assembly -; Senate
Invite them to your program, and let them see and hear from families about the benefits of early intervention.

  • Participants will learn how the CA Budget supports Early Intervention Services, Legislation related to ECE, Rate Adjustment process and Early Childhood Department focus
  • Participants will learn how to participate in the CA legislative process
  • Participants will learn about constituent involvement in the CA Budget process

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Continuing Education

IDA is an approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider for the following California Licensing Boards:
Board of Registered Nursing

Physical Therapy Board of California Continuing competency courses

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board*

*We do not send CEUs to the ASHA registry. In order to receive ASHA CEUs, SLPs can submit a Certification Maintenance Compliance form by December 31 of their certification maintenance interval, forms can be found here.  Participants should retain their certificates of attendance which are necessary if you are chosen for a random audit.

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Second $50,000 Aratani Foundation Gift

Aratani Foundation

The Infant Development Association of California’s Board of Directors is pleased and honored to announce a second extremely generous gift of $50,000 from the Aratani Foundation. The first gift was granted in 2022. The second gift will be granted in 2023.

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