Working Together in the Best Interest of Young Children and their Families: The Art and Science of Interdisciplinary Collaboration

When:
January 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
2016-01-20T09:00:00-06:00
2016-01-20T16:00:00-06:00
Where:
Woodbury Central Park
8595 Central Park Pl
Woodbury, MN 55125
USA
Working Together in the Best Interest of Young Children and their Families: The Art and Science of Interdisciplinary Collaboration @ Woodbury Central Park | Woodbury | Minnesota | United States

Advances in our understanding of the developing brain inform us that working with young children and their families is relationship-based work, no matter what our discipline. Disciplines involved in this work include early care and education, early intervention, mental and physical health, child welfare, early childhood/family education and home visiting.  However, in day-to-day practice there can be significant challenges to collaborating across disciplines and agencies. This workshop will offer practical strategies for knowing our own scope of practice, when and how to invite other professionals onto the ‘team’, and ways to optimize a working alliance with others in the best interest of young children and their parents.

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will understand the unique role of their own discipline in promoting the mental health of children, prenatal to five, their parents and caregivers.
  • Participants will understand the role of other disciplines in promoting infant and early childhood mental health and strategies for optimizing a working alliance in the best interest of young children and families.

Jane Ellison, LMFT, IMH-E®(IV),  Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and Michele Fallon, LICSW, IMH-E®(IV), Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist

Level: Introductory | For: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content | Early Childhood Focus