Women and BabyThe Importance of Parent/Child Attachment in the Latino Community

with Edgar Sierra, LMFT &
Leslie Manriquez-Jimenez, LMFT
Monday August 15, 2022
12:00pm-1:30pm (PDT) | Virtual Event

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Session will describe the basic concepts of attachment theory. Attachment theory emphasizes the importance of having a healthy early attachment between a child and their main caregiver(s) during the first five years of life. We will also discuss the overall negative ramifications on the child’s behavioral health due to poor attachment patterns.
Presenters will characterize how healthy attachments look within the Hispanic/Latino community. Lastly, we will present examples of how to incorporate cultural factors while implementing attachment theory as a therapeutic approach with Hispanic and Latino families.

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Mom Feeding BabyEmergent Feeding Strategies: Equity in Feeding Approaches for Early Intervention

with Cindy Esquivias MS, CCC-SLP

Friday August 26, 2022
12:00pm-1:30pm (PDT) | Virtual Event
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This presentation will discuss ways to increase equitable feeding strategies in early intervention. We will cover common western feeding practices as they compare and differ from other cultural practices. No two children are the same, and every family has their own cultural values for feeding and mealtimes that need to be considered. Therefore, a critical component to each plan of care should address the values and goals each family has for their child’s feeding.

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What Happened To YouSummer Book Club

Saturday, August 27, 2022
9:00am - 10:00am | NO FEE

Saturday Morning Listen will be taking a summer break… but we still want our members to have an opportunity to make connections.

Join us instead for our first virtual book club!
We will be meeting on the fourth Saturday morning, June 25, July 23, and August 27, from 9:00 to 10:00 am to discuss the book What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing by Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey.

As we come out of the COVID 19 Pandemic, it is a perfect time to discuss Perry and Winfrey's insights on shifting our approach to trauma and understanding how adversity in children affects the brain and behavior. We will explore how to use this information to promote resiliency and healing for the early intervention families we serve.

This will be a free event. A limited number of scholarships will be available for purchasing the book. After signing up we will send you the zoom link and book club instructions in your confirmation notice.

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Man and WomenHow to Manage the Intensity of Early Intervention Work

with Stephanie Gomez LCSW, IFECMHS
Friday, September 23, 2022
12:00am-1:30pm (PDT) | Virtual Event

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"Nobody ever told me it was going to be this hard!" This is a common phrase we hear from new home visitors once they enter the field of Early Intervention. Yes, it is true that this work can be incredibly fun and rewarding at times. It is also true that when we are engaged in an empathic relationship with a child and family, that it can feel challenging to "be with" others if we witness their suffering such as pain, grief, toxic stress, trauma and racism.

In this brief workshop, we will review the symptoms and risk factors for Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Vicarious Trauma. We will have time to reflect on how our work may be impacting our own wellness while learning concrete strategies and developing a self-care plan to sustain our work.

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