Diamond 9

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.

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.

Bridging the Divide in Early Childhood: Practical Strategies for Collaboration with Community and Families

Speakers
Sara Westerlin, Ed.D.
Audience Level
Foundational
Room
Diamond 9

Collaboration between families, schools and communities can bring the strength of the home and the expertise of the center or school into a strong working partnership (Berger & Riojas-Cortez, 2016). This session will provide stakeholders with possible barriers to effective communication and collaboration between home and school. Participants will learn practical tips and strategies for building positive relationships with the families and community they serve. These strategies will have practical applications to implement immediately following the session.

Nebraska Home Visiting Initiatives Panel

Speakers
Stephanni Renn, M.A.
Audience Level
Foundational
Session Track
Early Childhood Services
Room
Diamond 9

30,0000 Of Nebraskans infants and toddlers live in households where parents struggle to provide consistent, high-quality learning experiences. Evidence shows that families that participate in home visiting programs, which focus on strengthening vulnerable families and children under age 5, are often more self-sufficient and better able to handle the challenges of parenting and to raise healthier, safer children.

Constructive Ways to Understand and Communicate the Concept of Bias

Speakers
Walter Gilliam, Ph.D.
Audience Level
Advanced
Room
Diamond 9

This workshop will provide a much deeper dive into the nature of bias, with a special focus on how and why biases exist, how they are formed, how they impact our behaviors with others (including with the children and families we serve), and ways we may address biases in constructive ways.

Intended Audience

Professionals work with young children or families with young children.