All Age Groups
Understanding the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework (3 hrs - K3.11 C1/C2 and STARS SQ.3.4.9andFC.3.4.6): All families benefit from protective factors that can be supported in the early childhood setting. Participants will be introduced to the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework which includes five research-based protective factors (resiliency, social connections, knowledge of parenting/child development, concrete support in times of need, and social/emotional competence of children). We will also identify strategies that help families build protective factors and explore the Strengthening Families Protective Factors self-assessment and goal-setting tool.
UPDATED! Beneath the Iceberg: ACES and the Effect of Family Stressors on Children (2 hrs - K3.5 C2 and STARS SQ.3.4.4): Children's experiences influence their development. The ACES study brings to light the long range impact of stress on children into adulthood. Join us as we explore the myriad of stressors faced by today's families, the potential effects, and how practitioners can best serve the children in their care.
Communication and Language Development Including Dual Language Learners - Ages birth to 5 years (2 hrs - K3 C2 and STARS SQ.3.4.3 and SQ.3.4.9) There are multiple important early milestones we will explore to better understand how communication and language skills develop in the first 5 years, including Dual Language Learners.