Side by Side: Enriching Children’s Lives Through Parent-Provider Partnerships 5th Professional Symposium

CityLong Beach
CountyNassau (NY2980)
Date10/25/2019
Hours08:00
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Long Beach
Nassau (NY2980)
Tel 2019-10-25
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Side by Side: Enriching Children’s Lives Through Parent-Provider Partnerships 5th Professional Symposium

A DAY WITH CONNIE LILLAS, PhD, MFT, RN Guiding young children with developmental concerns through a successful early childhood requires special training and specific knowledge. This is true for both parents and the professionals that work with them. Providers and parents learning the same content matter will promote and enhance their joint ability to communicate more effectively regarding the needs of the child, and encourage an effective partnership between them. It is with this in mind that Harbor Regional Center, funded by the Mental Health Services Act in partnership with the California Department of Developmental Services, has introduced “Side by Side: Enriching Children's Lives Through Parent-Provider Partnerships” to the professionals and families of our Early Start and early childhood community.

Between September 2018 and February of 2020, nationally and internationally recognized experts in the fields of infant and early childhood mental health will come to the South Bay to train both providers and parents in a series of five concurrent symposia and workshops. This series will culminate in a sixth all-day symposium for families and cross-sector early interventionists to learn, share, and collaborate, side by side. The focus of these training events is on infants, toddlers, and young children from birth through five, addressing the critical importance of relationships, early mental health, and social emotional development, which is the foundation for all other developmental success.   On Friday, October 25, 2019, the fifth professional symposium will welcome Connie Lillas, PhD, MFT, RN as the featured speaker, with Jessica Richards, LCSW, IFEC-MHS, RPFII providing the keynote address.
To find out more information about these speakers and the event series, visit the Side by Side webpage. KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Jessica Richards, MS, MSW, LCSW, IFEC-MHS, RPFII "Harnessing the 'Aha'" Jessica Richards is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with dual Master degrees in Child Development and Clinical Social Work, with Child and Family Concentration. She holds California endorsement as an Infant, Family, Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and Reflective Practice Facilitator. She is an instructor at the University of California-Davis as well as Assistant Faculty and a Clinical Supervisor at the Early Intervention Training Institute, Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic, and Intake Assessor at Westside Regional Center. We entered this work to “help" but often we are stuck and not seeming to move forward at all or even moving backward.
 Calling upon her fifteen years of experience working with complex children and their families, Ms. Richards will share the "Aha moment" - the sweet satisfaction of.that “aha” moment after weeks or months struggling to help a child. These gems from the trenches were derived from her background working at an inpatient Child Psychiatric Unit, as a home-based early childhood therapist in South Central Los Angeles, assessing children with developmental differences, and working with children and families across numerous diagnoses. She is passionate about the work she does, and is eager to inspire your next “aha. ”  FEATURED SPEAKER: Connie Lillas, PhD, MFT, RN "Bridging the Gaps Between Infant Mental Health and Early Intervention: A Unifying Framework" Dr.
Lillas is a Certified Psychoanalyst, with a doctorate in Psychoanalysis, M.A. in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy, and B.S.in Nursing. She is an infant mental health and early intervention specialist with over 40 years’ combined experience in high-risk maternal-child nursing, family systems, and developmental psychoanalysis. She is also Founder/President of the NeuroRelational Framework (NRF) Institute – Research to Resilience, an organization dedicated to building interdisciplinary communities to serve high-risk families, focused on the areas of trauma, stress, and resilience. Dr. Lillas’ dynamic training on the five underlying principles that cut across both dimensions is ideal for practitioners across professional disciplines- mental health, development disabilities and more.
These five principles contest the “status quo” approaches as to how our culture commonly views the meaning of infants and young children’s behaviors, how we engage with them, what we expect from them, and how we intervene. You will leave with valuable tools and strategies you can use immediately in how you assess and understand the priorities in your work with young children and their parents. Training will be integrated with video-based learning and application to oneself as a practitioner. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Regional Center Service Coordinators and Client Services Managers, CCC-SLPs, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Pediatric healthcare professionals, psychologists, mental health clinicians, social workers, child welfare/child protection workers, early childhood educators, behavior interventionists, care coordinators, home visitors, and parent educators. CONTINUING EDUCATION: CE/CEUs will be provided by Side by Side partners. Register onsite. No advance CE Registration. Program Review in process CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION A certificate indicating the number of hours of training (approximately 6 hours) will be provided to every participant. CONFERENCE HOTEL ROOM RATE: 139 USD per night RESERVATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 4, 2019  Online booking: Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach Hotel  Toll-free Reservations: 1-800-228-9290 Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach Hotel: 1-310-316-3636  Rate: $139 single/double occupancy, plus taxes.        HOTEL PARKING Discounted valet for overnight symposium guests, and valet day of event: $18.00 Discounted day of event self-parking rate: $5.00.

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