FUTURE EVENTS

Family CenteredFamily-Centered Approach for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: Considerations for Early Intervention

with Cindy Esquivias MS, CCC-SLP

Tuesday June 21, 2022
12:00pm-1:30pm (PDT) | Virtual Event
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As early intervention providers, we recognize that the family is the cornerstone for a child’s overall development. We understand the importance of providing family-centered care and the critical role this has on a child’s progress in therapy. But what happens when a family’s values differ from the providers? What do we do when we are faced with customs and child-rearing practices that differ from mainstream American practices? Integrating culturally and linguistically responsive practices in early intervention not only reduces harm caused by our own biases, but also ensures we center the family in our service delivery.

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What Happened To You

Summer Book Club

Saturday June 25, 2022
9:00am - 10:00am | NO FEE

Saturday Morning Listen will be taking a summer break… but we still want our members to have an opportunity to make connections.

Join us instead for our first virtual book club!
 
We will be meeting on the fourth Saturday morning, June 25, July 23, and August 27, from 9:00 to 10:00 am to discuss the book What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing by Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey.

As we come out of the COVID 19 Pandemic, it is a perfect time to discuss Perry and Winfrey's insights on shifting our approach to trauma and understanding how adversity in children affects the brain and behavior. We will explore how to use this information to promote resiliency and healing for the early intervention families we serve.

This will be a free event. A limited number of scholarships will be available for purchasing the book. After signing up we will send you the zoom link and book club instructions in your confirmation notice.

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Implementing Neurodiversity-Affirming Care for the 0-3 Population ~ 2 Day Event

with Hillary Crow, M.A., CCC-SLP
Tuesday July 12, 2022
Thursday July 14, 2022
1:00pm-3:00pm (PDT) | Virtual Event

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InfinityPart 1:
Title: Implementing Neurodiversity-Affirming Care for the 0-3 Population Part 1: The Foundations
Hillary will use her unique perspective as both an Autistic individual and a professional speech-language pathologist to shed light on the foundational elements of neurodiversity. Attendees will learn about neurodiversity both as a paradigm and a social justice movement, the importance of developing cultural competence in neurodiversity to provide client-centered care, the influence of gender on autism diagnoses, the harms of promoting Autistic masking, and the importance of supporting Autistic neurology in children 0-3 years old.

Mom and BabyPart 2:
Title: Implementing Neurodiversity-Affirming Care for the 0-3 Population Part 2: Clinical Applications
Building on the topics of Part 1, Hillary will continue to use her unique perspective as both an Autistic individual and a professional speech-language pathologist to guide attendees through clinical applications of neurodiversity-affirming care. Attendees will learn strategies to implement a strengths-based approach, systems to help them deconstruct traditional goals that may encourage Autistic masking, how to develop neurodiversity-affirming goals, and how to design neurodiversity-affirming therapy activities for the 0-3 population. Attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate with each other to review case studies and practice neurodiversity-affirming goal writing and therapy design.

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What Happened To You

Summer Book Club

Saturday, July 23, 2022
9:00am - 10:00am | NO FEE

Saturday Morning Listen will be taking a summer break… but we still want our members to have an opportunity to make connections.

Join us instead for our first virtual book club!
 
We will be meeting on the fourth Saturday morning, June 25, July 23, and August 27, from 9:00 to 10:00 am to discuss the book What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing by Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey.

As we come out of the COVID 19 Pandemic, it is a perfect time to discuss Perry and Winfrey's insights on shifting our approach to trauma and understanding how adversity in children affects the brain and behavior. We will explore how to use this information to promote resiliency and healing for the early intervention families we serve.

This will be a free event. A limited number of scholarships will be available for purchasing the book. After signing up we will send you the zoom link and book club instructions in your confirmation notice.

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Baby and ToysChaos and Instability in the Lives of Children

with Stacey N. Doan, PhD

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
11:00am-12:30pm (PDT) | Virtual Event

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Early intervention providers often have a unique opportunity to provide support to parents who are facing multiple challenges that can result in a more chaotic home environment. Chaos can have a significant negative impact on a child’s development. In the current talk, I will discuss the dimensions of chaos, analyze it at multiple levels, and provide strategies that early intervention providers can consider to mitigate the impact of chaos.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop an understanding of multiple dimensions of children’s environment.
  2. Understand components of chaos and instability and its theoretical and empirical basis.
  3. Apply dimensions of chaos and instability to children’s lives.

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Women and BabyThe Importance of Parent/Child Attachment in the Latino Community

with Edgar Sierra, LMFT &
Leslie Manriquez-Jimenez, LMFT
Monday August 15, 2022
12:00pm-1:30pm (PDT) | Virtual Event

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Session will describe the basic concepts of attachment theory. Attachment theory emphasizes the importance of having a healthy early attachment between a child and their main caregiver(s) during the first five years of life. We will also discuss the overall negative ramifications on the child’s behavioral health due to poor attachment patterns.
Presenters will characterize how healthy attachments look within the Hispanic/Latino community. Lastly, we will present examples of how to incorporate cultural factors while implementing attachment theory as a therapeutic approach with Hispanic and Latino families.

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Mom Feeding BabyEmergent Feeding Strategies: Equity in Feeding Approaches for Early Intervention

with Cindy Esquivias MS, CCC-SLP

Friday August 26, 2022
12:00pm-1:30pm (PDT) | Virtual Event
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This presentation will discuss ways to increase equitable feeding strategies in early intervention. We will cover common western feeding practices as they compare and differ from other cultural practices. No two children are the same, and every family has their own cultural values for feeding and mealtimes that need to be considered. Therefore, a critical component to each plan of care should address the values and goals each family has for their child’s feeding.

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What Happened To YouSummer Book Club

Saturday, August 27, 2022
9:00am - 10:00am | NO FEE

Saturday Morning Listen will be taking a summer break… but we still want our members to have an opportunity to make connections.

Join us instead for our first virtual book club!
 
We will be meeting on the fourth Saturday morning, June 25, July 23, and August 27, from 9:00 to 10:00 am to discuss the book What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing by Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey.

As we come out of the COVID 19 Pandemic, it is a perfect time to discuss Perry and Winfrey's insights on shifting our approach to trauma and understanding how adversity in children affects the brain and behavior. We will explore how to use this information to promote resiliency and healing for the early intervention families we serve.

This will be a free event. A limited number of scholarships will be available for purchasing the book. After signing up we will send you the zoom link and book club instructions in your confirmation notice.

Register Today