Please join us for the 2014 Early Childhood
Mental Health Institute!
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Department of Education and Early Development, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, the University of Alaska’s School of Social Work, Alaska Child Trauma Center and the Alaska Association of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health invite you to join us for this exciting opportunity.
The conference, which is focused on young children’s mental health, will provide in-depth, practical information on supporting children’s healthy social emotional development; assessing young children’s mental health, addressing trauma, and supporting those that care for young children.
Our local experts will be joined by two highly regarded national presenters:
Douglas Davies, MSW, Ph.D., is a child and adolescent therapist and an infant mental health specialist who was trained at the Child Development Project at the University of Michigan (Selma Fraiberg, Director). His clinical research interests are in intervention with toddlers and parents, treatment of trauma in young children, therapy of young cancer survivors, and child care consultation. His 2010 book Child Development: A Practitioner's Guide, Third Edition (Guilford Press), describes how to apply child development theory to clinical practice.
Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Ph.D., is the Associate Research Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco and the Early Trauma Treatment Network, a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). She has worked on seven longitudinal studies and has conducted treatment outcome research on the effectiveness of psychosocial intervention programs with Spanish-speaking children and parents. The conference is designed for a wide variety of professionals and providers who are involved in the social and emotional lives of young children: mental health providers, early interventionists, university faculty, health practitioners, mental health consultants, child protection workers, court staff, family support workers, parent educators, foster parents, early care and learning professionals and others interested in young children and their families.
We hope that you will join us for this wonderful opportunity to learn, connect with partners and support Alaska’s children.
2014 ECMHI Committee