That’s the Ticket: Exploring Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Image of a map with a camera and passport and the series title That's the Ticket: Exploring Infant and early Childhood Mental HealthAbout the Series:

Infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) refers to the development of secure relationships with adults and peers, the ability to manage and express a range of emotions, and explore their environment in the context of their family, community, and culture (Zero to Three, 2017). This four-part webinar series for 2023 defines IECMH and provides participants with important knowledge, awareness, strategies, and tools to support the healthy socioemotional development of children ages birth to 5 years old.

These free webinars are easy to join and offer continuing education credits. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions, but it is not necessary. Webinars are recorded and archived for later viewing if live attendance is not possible.

To RSVP for a webinar use the links below!

Series Schedule

Unpacking Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH)

  • April 5, 2023
    11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST

Making the Journey Towards Healthy Attachment

  • July 18, 2023
    11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST

Managing Bumps in the IECMH Road

  • September 2023
    11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST
    **Details Coming Soon!

Choose Your Own IECMH Learning Adventure!

  • November 2023
    11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST
    **Details Coming Soon!


Image of Dr. Kelly Bost, a white woman with blonde hairProfessor Kelly Bost, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and an Affiliate of the Family Resiliency CenterCenter for Social and Behavioral Research, and Personalized Nutrition Initiative.  Her research examines how families and parent-child attachment relationships impact children’s socioemotional and health-related outcomes using multi-method approaches. Dr. Bost’s work is advancing knowledge about the role of parenting quality and emotion regulation in the development of healthy relationships and behaviors. Her research cuts across disciplinary boundaries to examine complex interactions between biological and family factors to ultimately improve the health and well-being of children and families.

Image of Samantha Iwinski, a white woman with glasses and brown hairSamantha Iwinski is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She works closely with Dr. Kelly Bost to help examine how families and parent-child relationships impact children’s development, specifically their executive function abilities, emotion regulation, and eating behaviors. Within her interdisciplinary research, she also investigates how the household environment, routines, and attachment relationships may influence a child’s development. She works on several projects combining applied research with outreach efforts to provide knowledge to the community in hopes of improving the development and health of children and families.

Continuing Education
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