Mind Matters Early Childhood Symposium
Thursday, Jun. 24 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Virtual via Zoom
4 CEUs Offered! A child’s brain develops the most in the first five years than any other time in his/her life. It is important to know how to nurture that development to promote the best outcomes. But what happens when a child experiences trauma during those years? How can we tell if adults were impacted by an event in early childhood?
This full-day, virtual symposium on understanding and supporting early childhood brain development and mental health will teach participants how to identify brain differences, their implications and provide strategies to address them.
You will Learn to identify brain differences, their implications, and strategies to address them. You will learn a) the benefits of daily mindfulness activities for children, b) how to support children with brain differences, and c) how to build a strong foundation for their future through attachment and emotional availability.
Participants will learn the importance of early childhood mental health development and how it effects children’s cognitive abilities.
Participants will learn the importance and application of mindfulness activities for children, and how it decreases stress and anxiety for children.
Participants will be able to recognize characteristics of FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) and identify ways to help children who were prenatally exposed to alcohol and know when and how to make a referral for proper diagnosis.
Participants will learn how attachment and caregivers’ emotional availability impacts early childhood experiences and learn how to support children’s developmental and emotional needs.