Events | Trainings

Early Childhood Conference

Our fourth annual Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Conference, designed for professionals who work with very young children and their families and caregivers, has been rescheduled for November 8 & 9, 2021.

Workshop details and registration coming this summer.

Check out details from our 2020 event below.

Featured Speakers

About Our Conference
CEH Information


Monday Keynote Presentation

ACES: Strategies for Addressing Adversity in the Lives of Young Children and their Families

Presented by Brenda Jones Harden, PhD, Alison Richman Professor for Children & Families – University of Maryland School of Social Work

Tuesday Keynote Presentation

Structural Factors and Inequities in Maternal and Infant Health and the Path Towards Birth Equity

Presented by Rachel R. Hardeman, PhD, MPHAssociate Professor in the Division of Health Policy & Management – University of Minnesota, School of Public Health

Check out the full lineup of presenters and workshops from our 2020 event.

Now happening online.

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 Psychology
MN Board of Social Work

The following boards do not require pre-approved CEHs. CEHs should be approved upon independent submission to your board:
+ MN Board of Education
+ MN Nursing Board
+ ND Board of Social Work

Professionals in other related disciplines, as well as those working outside of Minnesota, can submit CEH certificates to their corresponding boards for independent approval.

Actual CEH amounts will be dependent upon your specific licensure board and attendance.

Check out pictures from our 2019 Infant & Early Childhood Conference.