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Side by Side is a six-part training series focused on infants, toddlers and young children 0 to 5 addressing early mental health and social-emotional development, from September 2018 - February 2020


"Under The Wave: Understanding the Impact of Stress and Trauma and Finding Pathways for Healing"


Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the
University of California, San Francisco, and a member of the Board
of Directors of ZERO TO THREE, Dr. Ghosh Ippen has spent the last 26
years conducting research, clinical work, and training in the area of early
childhood trauma. She is the author of the children’s story
Once I Was Very Very Scared”, and the Trinka and Sam story series, which
has reached over 200,000 families across the world.

"What’s Happening to Me? Young Children and Their Families Coping with Traumatic Medical Experiences"

Keynote Address: MARIAN E. WILLIAMS, PhD

Developmental delays in young children often occur together with early medical
challenges. For example, children may have experienced birth complications,
prematurity, stays in the neonatal intensive care unit, painful medical procedures,
and separations from their parents due to medical needs. These stressful
experiences can impact the whole family—parents, grandparents, siblings, and
all who care for the baby. This presentation will consider the ways that medical
experiences may impact families of young children, ways that children and families
cope, and strategies leading to resilience and hope.

Dr. Williams is a psychologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles who
specializes in infant-family and early childhood mental health and developmental
disabilities in children. She is the Program Area Lead for the Early Childhood
Mental Health Program at the USC University Center for Excellence in
Developmental Disabilities, the Autism Training Coordinator for Leadership
Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, and Director for the Stein Tikun
Olam Infant-Family Mental Health Initiative. Her passion is helping families
who have young children with mental health needs with a special interest in the
development of bilingual children.

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 (8:30am – 2:00pm)
Location: George Nakano Theatre at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3350 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503

Registration now open!

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