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Unpacking Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH)

Wed April 5th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

Free

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About This Webinar:

This session focuses on defining Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) and its importance for healthy socioemotional development. The discussion includes how to recognize symptoms of unhealthy IECMH, and practical approaches that professionals can use to improve it. Additionally, participants consider the importance of addressing IECMH in children and their families who have been historically marginalized.

Presenters

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. Her research examines how families and parent-child attachment relationships impact children’s socioemotional and health-related outcomes using multi-method approaches.

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. Bost to help examine how families and parent-child relationships impact children’s development, specifically their executive function abilities, emotion regulation, and eating behaviors.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

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That’s the Ticket | Series

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.

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