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2023 Vivian Weinstein Leadership Day
Monday, October 16, 2023, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM PDT
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2023 Vivian Weinstein Leadership Day

Looking Forward: Strengthening the Well-Being of Families and Young Children
Monday, October 16, 2023
9:00am - 4:30pm | In-Person Event

Celebrating Infant Development Association’s 50th Anniversary!
The California Endowment, 1000 Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Keynote Speakers

Cultivating a New Story for Resiliency in Early Intervention: A Powerful Exploration of Meaningful Support, Knowledge, Skills, and Insights
with Senta V. Greene, MA, CCLS and Kathleen Van Antwerp, ED.D

To honor, uplift, and walk forward with children and families, we must also honor, uplift and walk in our awareness, capacity, and self-care as a formidable workforce. This session is a beautiful invitation to recognize, explore, and ignite insights and relevant actions for transformative change that authentically supports strengthening children, families, and the legacy of our collective work in early intervention. More information on the topic and speaker's bio's HERE

Maria PoulsenThrough Vivian’s Eyes: Supporting Maternal Well-Being Then and Now – A Cautionary Call to Action

with Marie Kanne Poulsen, PhD Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, USC
In the 1980’s when the media demonized ‘crack mothers’ as selfish, uncaring & neglectful of their ‘no hope’ babies, Vivian was a major proponent of a Call to Action espousing that mothers loved their babies and the service system needed to proactively support maternal well-being and mother-infant engagement. In the 2020’s there is a critical need for another Call to Action to ensure quality engagement stemming from the social-emotional well-being of our Part C mothers. More information on the topic and speaker's bio HERE

Maricris AconUpdates on California Early Start
with Maricris Acon, Deputy Director, Federal Programs – Children, Adolescents, and Young Adult Services Division, California Department of Developmental Services
Young Adult Services Division, California Department of Developmental Services
Maricris Acon is the Deputy Director of the Federal Programs Division at the Department of Developmental Services. She brings professional and personal experience to this position as a policy professional and a mother of a child with disabilities. More on the speaker's bio HERE


Relationship-based Care and Inspirations from the Five Protective Factors for Strengthening Families
with Senta V. Greene, MA, CCLS and Kathleen Van Antwerp, ED.D

All families have strengths, and all families need support. Come and experience an interactive and reflective session on the importance of the Five Protective Factors with an emphasis on interpersonal insights, promising practices, and everyday actions for strengthening families. This session weaves together essential knowledge for transformative family engagement and offers meaningful strategies to enhance family stability and children’s development. More information on the topic HERE

A Full-Day, In-Person Conference for All Who Support Young Children

  • Early Intervention Professionals from Across Disciplines
  • Early Childhood Teachers and Administrators
  • Parents, Guardians and Caregivers
  • Family Members
  • Students

To read about Vivian Weinstein click here
Thank you to our Sponsor

Nonmember: $195
IDA Agency/Individual Member: $150
IDA Parent/Student/New Clinician Member: $100
IDA CE Hours: Nursing, PT, Speech and Language $60 (6 hours)
CDI CE Hours: LCSW, LMFT, LEP, LPCC (you will be invoiced)
ADA Requests: Contact IDA @ [email protected] with ADA request by Sept 21, 2023

Vivian Weinstein Leadership Day is approved for reimbursement through an Early Start provider training initiative funded by the Department of Developmental Services. You have time to apply for this funding as the timeline has been extended until 11/2024. For more information contact your local Regional Center and review the following link HERE

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