Diamond 7

What is Coaching and Is It for Me?

Speakers
Gina DeFreece Becky Dunlap‐Morton, M.S.
Audience Level
Foundational
Session Track
Early Education
Room
Diamond 7

Do you frequently hear the term "early childhood coaching" and wonder what it means? OR What does it mean to coach in Early Childhood in Nebraska? Join us for a quick overview to discover how coaching is different from consulting, mentoring, or other technical assistance models. We'll briefly explore the foundations of coaching including adult learning theory, relationships, and approaches to coaching, and you'll leave with a resource outlining the 5 key coaching strategies that support ongoing learning and growth when working with providers, teachers, directors, and parents.

Overview of Child‐Parent Psychotherapy, Parent‐Child Interaction Therapy, and Circle of Security Parenting

Speakers
Samantha Bradley, LIMHP Samantha Byrns, LIMHP
Audience Level
Intermediary
Session Track
Early Childhood Services
Room
Diamond 7

It can be confusing seeking services for young children, especially in acronym shorthand…CPP, COSP, PCIT. If you have ever wanted to know more about the acronyms, this session is for you. We will provide an overview of Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Circle of Security Parenting and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, using case examples and treatment goals. There will also be time set aside for questions and discussions.

Intended Audience 

Professionals working with and making decisions for young children and caregivers.

Boosting Your Expertise: Infant Mental Health Endorsement in Nebraska

Speakers
Samantha Bradley, LIMHP Kelli Hauptman, J.D.
Audience Level
Foundational
Session Track
Early Childhood Services
Room
Diamond 7

The Nebraska Association for Infant Mental Health has joined the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health. Come check out how Infant Mental Health Endorsement®(IMH-E®) might enhance the work you are doing. If you work with young children and their families and have a commitment to their social emotional development and wellness, endorsement might be right for you! IMH-E® is an internationally recognized credential used to demonstrate specialization in the infant mental health field.

Increasing Security: Attachment in Early Childhood and Practical Tips

Speakers
Samantha Byrns, LIMHP
Audience Level
Intermediary
Session Track
Young Child Development
Room
Diamond 7

This session provides a look into early childhood attachment, including its impact on development and the adverse effects of early childhood traumatic stress. Participants will be able to identify indicators of secure or insecure attachment behaviors. They will also be able to explain strategies for improving attachment relationships to mitigate the impact of trauma.

Intended Audience

Professionals working with and making decisions for young children and caregivers.