2021 Equity in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Webinar Series

2021 Equity in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Webinar Series

Due to high demand, we are re-airing our Equity in IECMHC webinar series, which originally aired during the Spring/Summer 2020. A live Q&A will take place at the conclusion of the webinar with Children’s Equity Project Partners. Space is limited.

Webinar 1 — How Did We Get Here? An Overview of the Root Causes of Disparities in Child Outcomes, and the Role of Child Serving Systems

Originally Aired: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | Webinar Handout

Description: During this webinar, presenters will explore the historical and societal institution of racism and other forms of bias on the early care and education experiences of children and families from marginalized communities, and identify ways to address equity, bias, and disparities through an IECMHC framework.  

Presenters: 

  • Shantel Meek, Founding Director of Children’s Equity Project (CEP)
  • Lisa Gordon, CEP Partner & Project Director, School Systems Partnerships & Programs, Bank Street Education Center, Bank Street College of Education
  • Rosemarie Allen., CEP Partner & Project Director, School Systems Partnerships & Programs, Bank Street Education Center
  • Eva Marie Shivers,  CEP Partners & Executive Director of Indigo Cultural Center

Webinar 2 — Culture, Identity, and History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for Tribal Communities 

Originally Aired: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | Webinar Handout

Examines issues of racialized inequities and bias on the early care and education experiences for Tribal Communities, explores traditional practices and their role in healing and resilience, examines the commonalities of IECMHC and traditional practices; and identifies practices and policies to strengthen cultural responsiveness in IECMHC for tribal communities, in order to reduce disparities and support children’s healthy development.

Presenters:

  • Shantel Meek, Founding Director of Children’s Equity Project (CEP)
  • Dawn. A Yazzie, CEP Partner, Southwest Human Development
  • Jessica Barnes-Najor, Co-Investigator Tribal Early Childhood Research Center
  • Marcella Adolph, Head Start Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Webinar 3 — Culture, Identity, and History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for African American Children and Families 

Originally Aired: Friday, February 26, 2021 | Webinar Handout

Examines issues of racialized inequities and bias on the early care and education experiences for African American children and families, explores a strength-based approach to fostering culturally responsive relationships, and identifies and explores practices and policies to strengthen cultural responsiveness in IECMHC in order to reduce disparities and support children’s healthy development and learning.

Presenters:

  • Shantel Meek, Founding Director of Children’s Equity Project (CEP)
  • Lisa Gordon, CEP Partner & Project Director, School Systems Partnerships & Programs, Bank Street Education Center, Bank Street College of Eduaction
  • Rosemarie Allen, CEP Partner & Assistant Professor, Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence and School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver 
  • Calvin Moore, Jr, Chief Executive Officer, Council for Professional Recognition
  • Hakim Rashid, CEP Partner, Howard University
  • Eva Marie Shivers,  CEP Partners & Executive Director of Indigo Cultural Center

Webinar 4 – Culture, Identity, and History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for Latino Children and Families

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Webinar Viewing: 12:00pm – 2:00pmET
Live Q&A: 2:00pm – 2:30pmET

Register: https://georgetown.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UdXM08J3RDKzqHnL7pQWLg

Examines issues of racialized inequities and bias on the early care and education experiences for Latino children and families, explores a strengths-based approach to forging culturally and linguistically responsive relationships, and identifies policies and practices to strengthen culturally responsiveness in IECMHC in order to reduce disparities and support children’s healthy development and learning.

Presenters:

  • Shantel Meek, Founding Director of Children’s Equity Project (CEP)
  • Lisa Gordon, CEP Partner & Project Director, School Systems Partnerships & Programs, Bank Street Education Center, Bank Street College of Eduaction
  • Luis E. Flores, Executive Vice President
    Serving Children and Adults in Need Inc. (SCAN)
  • Carmen Rosa Noroña, Child Trauma Clinical services and Training Lead/ETTN Boston Site Associate Director, Child Witness to Violence Project-BMC
  • Vilma Reyes, Assistant Professor, UCSF Child Trauma Research Program,
    Associate Director of Community Programs
  • Eva Marie Shivers,  CEP Partners & Executive Director of Indigo Cultural Center
This product was developed [in part] under grant number 1H79SM082070-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.