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Featuring a dozen workshops and the opportunity to earn up to 12 CEHs, our conference is designed for professionals who work with very young children and their families and caregivers. Join us to explore cutting-edge information and learn practical strategies you can apply directly to your work in the field.

Offering a live streaming option to communities throughout Minnesota.
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Featured Speakers & Workshops
About Our Conference
Schedule
Pricing
Location
CEH Information


Keynote Presentation • Monday, October 28
Partnering with Parents to Buffer Intergenerational Trauma: Parents Do Know Best 

Presented by Dr. Kandace Thomas, MPP, PhD, Senior Program Officer – Irving Harris Foundation


Monday, October 28
8:00 – 9:00 | Registration & Exhibit Hall
9:00 – 9:15 | Introduction
9:15 – 10:30 | Keynote Presentation
10:30 – 10:45 | Break & Exhibit Hall
10:45 – 12:00 | Panel and Q&A
12:00 – 1:00 | Lunch
1:00 – 2:20 | Session 1
2:20 – 2:40 | Break & Exhibit Hall
2:40 – 4:00 | Session 2

There will be an optional membership networking event on Monday evening from 4:30 to 6:00.

Tuesday, October 29
8:00 – 9:00 | Registration & Exhibit Hall
9:00 – 10:30 | Session 3
10:30 – 10:45 | Break & Exhibit Hall
10:45 – 12:00 | Session 3 Continued
12:00 – 1:00 | Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 | Featured Speaker
2:00 – 2:15 | Break
2:15 – 3:30 | Reflective Processing 
3:30 – 4:00 | What’s Next? Integration Into Our Work


Monday & Tuesday | Onsite | $300
Monday Only | Onsite | $175
Tuesday Only | Onsite | $175
Monday Keynote & Panel from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Web Streaming | $30*
Monday Web Streaming & Tuesday Onsite | $200*

Infant & Early Childhood Division Members receive $25 off for one day and $50 off for both days.


Bunker Hills Event Center
12800 Bunker Prairie Rd NW
Coon Rapids, MN


This conference:

• Brings together multidisciplinary professionals working with very young children, their families and caregivers.
• Promotes Infant Mental Health principles to inform practice across disciplines, including:
• Work with young children must always occur within the context of their primary relationships
• The need for reflection in relationship-based work
• Development informs the work
• Infants and very young children and their families have unique relational and developmental needs which require practitioners to have a unique set of skills
• Explores how research informs practice and practice informs research


This conference is designed to meet CEH (Continuing Education Hours) credits for many disciplines: psychology, social work, education, education administration, nursing, marriage and family therapy, and behavioral health and therapy. CEH certificates will be available to document participation. This event is also DEVELOP approved. CEHs are expected to be approved by the following boards: MN Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy MN Board of Marriage & Family Therapy MN Board of PsychologyMN Board of School Administrators
MN Board of Social Work