1:15 - 2:25

Removing Barriers: Collaborating with Interpreters at Work

Speakers
Javier Castellote, M.A.
Audience Level
Foundational
Room
Diamond 5

This training is designed to help professionals in the helping fields understand how to work with an interpreter. Participants will learn what the skill of interpretation entails, what is the role of the interpreter in different situations and helpful tips to improve the flow of communication.

Intended Audience

Mental Health Providers, Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services, County Attorneys, Education Professionals, Youth Care Agencies, Non-Profit Agencies, Day Care Providers, Church Leaders, and anyone who works with children and families.

Parents Interacting With Infants (PIWI) in Nebraska

Speakers
Abbie Gustad Christen Million, M.S.
Audience Level
Foundational
Session Track
Early Childhood Services
Room
Diamond 4

Parents Interacting With Infants (PIWI) is an evidenced-based set of practices based on a belief system (a “philosophy”) about families, children, and helping relationships. The objectives of PIWI are to increase confidence, competence, and positive relationships for parents and children ages 0-36 months. It does so by keeping the parent-child relationship at the center, and by supporting responsive, respectful parent-child interactions. The primary focus of PIWI is parent-child groups, but it may be used in home visitation and other settings.

Early Development Network: Your Guide to Early Intervention Services in Nebraska

Speakers
Sue Bainter, M.A. Jennifer Calahan
Audience Level
Foundational
Session Track
Early Education
Room
Diamond 10

The Early Development Network is Nebraska's early intervention program available to families who have infants and
toddlers with delays or disabilities birth through age 3. Participants will learn:

  1. why early intervention is crucial;
  2. what services and supports are available;
  3. how families can access the program.
Intended Audience

Families, EHS, childcare providers, and home visitors.

Changing the Intergenerational Pathway of Trauma

Speakers
Barbara Jessing, LIMHP
Audience Level
Intermediary
Room
Diamond 9

In our work with young children, we find challenges to engaging parents and supporting their changes. In this presentation, we will explore the pathway that can carry the imprint of trauma from one generation to the next. That same pathway can facilitate the transmission of intergenerational and cultural resilience. As we understand this framework, we can learn new ways to uncover hope and strength in parents, for the benefit of the children we serve. We intend for this presentation to give you some practical skills to strengthen a collaborative relationship with parents.

Early Childhood & Assistive Technology: Tips & Tools to Support Young Children

Speakers
Kim Bowen Stacey Hauser, M.A.
Audience Level
Foundational
Session Track
Young Child Development
Room
Diamond 8

Do you work with children birth to age 5 in a home-based environment or classroom who are receiving IFSP or IEP services? Do you know what Assistive Technology (AT) is and why it is important for very young children? Do you struggle with how to consider AT or write it into a child's plan if it is needed? Did you know there are supports available to you right here in Nebraska to help you with your AT needs?