Man and WomenHow to Manage the Intensity of Early Intervention Work

with Stephanie Gomez LCSW, IFECMHS
Friday, September 23, 2022
12:00am-1:30pm (PDT) | Virtual Event

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"Nobody ever told me it was going to be this hard!" This is a common phrase we hear from new home visitors once they enter the field of Early Intervention. Yes, it is true that this work can be incredibly fun and rewarding at times. It is also true that when we are engaged in an empathic relationship with a child and family, that it can feel challenging to "be with" others if we witness their suffering such as pain, grief, toxic stress, trauma and racism.

In this brief workshop, we will review the symptoms and risk factors for Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Vicarious Trauma. We will have time to reflect on how our work may be impacting our own wellness while learning concrete strategies and developing a self-care plan to sustain our work.

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Mixed CoupleVivian Weinstein Leadership Event

Exploring, Growing and Creating through Reflective Practice
with Mary Claire Heffron, Ph.D. and Elvia Cortes, Ph.D., MSW
Friday,  October 7, 2022 | 1:00pm - 4:30pm (PDT)
Saturday October 8, 2022 | 9:00am-12:30pm (PDT)
Virtual Event

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Additional Expert Speaker Added!
We are excited to add Elvia Cortes to the first day of the VW Leadership Event. Mary Claire and Elvia are working together to bring you an outstanding experience highlighting reflective practice! Elvia will be presenting on Friday, October 7th and Mary Claire on Saturday, October 8th.
Please join us as we highlight the importance of nurturing relationships for those of us in early intervention. We will look at ways to open space for all of us to reflect upon our practices with families and their young children. In this two half-day training format, participants will practice how to use reflective supervision in their current setting and then apply diversity-informed reflective practice in supporting caregivers of young children.

We will think about the role of race, culture, and diversity of all kinds and how it impacts our work. Reflective practice allows for critical self-reflection, perspective taking and interactions which support self awareness and ways to move forward with important conversations that hold critical differences in mind.

  • Day 1 focuses on how reflective supervision can be used to support staff, reduce burnout, increase retention, and unleash creativity.
  • Day 2 delves into how reflective supervision leads to reflective practice, as co-regulation between supervisor and staff leads to co-regulation between staff and families in a parallel process.We will explore how staff can use reflective practice to support parents/caregivers while providing early intervention services. 

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Session 17

Elevating Our Client Services Through Inter-Professional Collaborations

Session 17 - Thursday, October 27, 2022
9:00am - 5:30pm (6.25 PDUs)
Advance registration closes October 14, 2022. Seating is limited. Register now to ensure a seat.
Members - $109 | Nonmembers $139

Join us for this day of inter-professional collaborations brought to you by the California Association of Education for Young Children (CAAEYC), Infant Development Association (IDA), and Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC).

The members of these three professional associations provide services that are significantly important in the health, education, and well-being of the youngest citizens of the state of California. There is no more critical time than now for us to learn together, share knowledge, and identify more effective ways to collaborate for the benefit of our young clients and their families. Lunch is included in the fee for this session.

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Aratani FoundationIDA 8th Annual Policy 2023 Update

Monday, January 23, 2023
8:30am-12:30pm | Virtual Event
Presenters: Maricris Acon, January Crane, Sharon Walsh, and James Moses

We are excited to be adding Elvia Cortes to the first day of the VW Leadership Event. Mary Claire and Elvia are working together to bring you an outstanding experience highlighting reflective practice. Elvia will be presenting on Friday October 7th and Mary Claire on Saturday October 8th.

Join us to hear and discuss current policies and regulations that providers need to know in 2023 at the Federal, State and Local Levels
Topics to be addressed

  • CA Early Start - Part C - What's ahead for 2023?
  • Rate adjustment, Eligibility change, Child Find, and Transition, New Lanterman 3-4 ages services, Virtual services,   
  • The New Congress: Federal Update and What We Can Expect for Young Children and their Families
  • Implementation of CA Master Plan on Early Learning and Care
  • CA Budget- Department of Developmental Services, California Department of Education, California Department of Social Services and relevant legislation

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