Virtual Events Archive

Virtual Events Archive


The Center of Excellence offers virtual events as a way to connect and provide participants with an opportunity to discuss concerns, share their approaches, and learn more about how the field of infant and early childhood mental health consultation continues to evolve to best support young children, their families and caregivers, and early childhood systems. The Center’s virtual conferences, webinars and informal events feature experts on key IECMHC topics and engage participants in meaningful dialogue. Below is an archive of the Center’s virtual offerings over the years. New events are posted on our homepage and circulated via our CoE listserv

Note: The CoE does not offer continuing education credits or certificates of attendance for webinars. Webinar recordings and presentation materials are posted within 72 hours AFTER the event.

Questions? Email IECMHC@georgetown.edu

2024

Equity in IECMHC Webinar 4: Tribal Communities (coming soon!)

Equity in IECMHC Webinar 3: Centering Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Children and Families to Combat Racial Bias (April 2024)

Webinar Handout

Originally Aired: April 25, 2024

This is the third in the series of resources to support infant and early childhood mental health consultants and supervisors to strengthen cultural responsiveness in IECMHC for children and families in Tribal, African American, Latine, and Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities (AANHPI). This third resource focuses on the importance of combating anti-AANHPI bias and promoting connection & belonging for IECMH consultants, supervisors, and leaders working with AANHPI children, families, and communities.


2023

Equity in IECMHC: Looking Back, Looking Forward (February 2023)

Link to Recording

Originally Aired: February 16, 2023

The COE held its first conference entitled Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: Equity from the Start in March 2022. Since this time, the COE and its partners have furthered efforts to promote equity in IECMHC. Join us to hear from a panelist of practitioners who are meaningfully advancing the work of equity in IECMHC in programs, policies, and practice to support the social emotional well-being of infants and young children.

2023 Equity in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Webinar Series

Webinar 1: Countering Bias and Promoting Black Joy in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (March 2023)

Link to Recording | Grabación en Español

Originally Aired: March 30, 2023. Webinar Handout

Description: This is the rollout of our first in the series of resources to support infant and early childhood mental health consultants and supervisors to strengthen cultural responsiveness in IECMHC for children and families in Tribal, African American, Latin American, and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The resources include promising practices aligned with the Revised IECMHC Competencies to strengthen culturally and linguistically responsive IECMHC practices.

Presenters: 

  • Rosemarie Allen, President & CEO, IREE, Associate Professor School of Education, MSU Denver
  • Corey L. Black, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Tulane University Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Darielle Blevins, CEP Partner, Assistant Research Professor, Arizona State University
  • Lisa Gordon, CEP Partner & Project Director, School Systems Partnerships & Programs, Bank Street Education Center, Bank Street College of Education
  • Angela Keyes, Associate Professor, Tulane University Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Hakim Rashid, CEP Partner, Professor of Human Development School of Education, Howard University

Webinar 2: Centering Latin American Children, Families, and Communities through an Anti-racist, Trauma-Informed, and Culturally-responsive Lens in IECMHC (February 2024)

Originally Aired: February 21, 2024

Description: This is the second in the series of resources to support infant and early childhood mental health consultants and supervisors to strengthen cultural responsiveness in IECMHC for children and families in Tribal, African American, Latin American, and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. This resource focuses on the importance of anti-racist, trauma-informed, and culturally-responsive practices for IECMH consultants, supervisors, and leaders working with Latin American children, families, and communities.

Presenters: 

  • San Juanita Guerra, Servicing Children and Adults in Need (SCAN), Inc., Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
  • Shantel Meek, Professor of Practice, Founding Director, CEP
  • Carmen Rosa Noroña, Center for Excellence in Immigrant Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Germán Walteros, Independent Consultant, CoE Advisor

Webinar 3: Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Communities (April 2024)

Webinar 4: Tribal Communities (coming Spring 2024!)

2023 CoE Conference: Equity from the Start (November 2023)


2022

2022 CoE Conference: Equity from the Start (March 2022)

Equity Chat Series

Unpacking the Revised Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Competencies: Competency 5 – Child- and Family-Focused Consultation & Competency 6: Classroom- and Home-Focused Consultation (January 2022)

Originally Aired: January 20, 2022 | Handout

Unpacking the Revised Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Competencies – Competency 7 – Programmatic Consultation (February 2022)

Originally Aired: February 10, 2022 | Handout

Unpacking the Revised Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Competencies: Competency 8 – System-Wide Orientation (March 2022)

Link to Recording

Originally Aired: March 23, 2022

Presenters:

  • Sarah Davidon, Senior Policy Associate, COE IECMHC, Georgetown University
  • Lisa Gordon, Project Director, Training & Technical Assistance, Children’s Equity Project
  • Angela Keyes, CoE Partner, Associate Professor, Tulane University

2021

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

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

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 Education
  • 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

Originally Aired: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Webinar Handout

Grabación en Español

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 Education
  • 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

Webinar 5 – Culture, Identity, and History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for Asian American & Pacific Islander Children & Families

Originally Aired: Tuesday, May 26, 2021 Webinar Handout

During this webinar, presenters examined issues of racialized inequities and bias on the early care and education experiences for Asian American & Pacific Islander children and families, explored a strength-based approach to fostering culturally responsive relationships, and identified and explored practices and policies to strengthen cultural responsiveness in IECMHC in order to reduce disparities and support children’s healthy development and learning.

Presenters:

  • Christina Shea, LMFT, Deputy Chief & Director of Clinical Services, Richmond Area Multiservices, Inc
  • Edward K.S Wang, PsyD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School & Board Chair, National Asian American & Pacific Islander Mental Health Association 
  • Gem P. Daus, MA, Public Health Analyst, Health Resources Services Administration, Office of Health Equity

Equity Chat on Systemic Racism and the Consultative Stance (April 2021)

Originally Aired: Monday, April 19, 2021 Webinar Handout

Studies suggest that Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation can be an effective equity practice. This forum will offer an opportunity to explore the mechanisms that make this possible. Specifically, we will ponder how the consultant’s way of being – the Consultative Stance – contributes to dismantling structural racism and other forms of oppression and supports equitable treatment of young children and their families.”

Presenters:

Opportunities to Expand IECMH Consultation through the American Rescue Plan Act (September 2021)

Originally Aired: September 30, 2021 | Handout

2021 Equity Chat Series: Unpacking the Revised Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Competencies

Competency 1: The Role of the IECMHC Consultant (September 2021)

Originally Aired: September 30, 2021 | Handout

Competency 2: Foundational Knowledge (October 2021)

Originally Aired: October 12, 2021 | Handout

Competency 3: Equity and Cultural Sensitivity (November 2021)

Originally Aired: November 04, 2021 | Handout

Competency 4: Reflective Practice (December 2021)

Originally Aired: December 08, 2021 | Handout

Competency 5: Child- and Family-Focused Consultation & Competency 6: Classroom- and Home-Focused Consultation (January 2022)

Originally Aired: January 20, 2022 | Handout

Competency 7: Programmatic Consultation (February 2022)

Originally Aired: February 10, 2022 | Handout

Competency 8: System-Wide Orientation (March 2022)

Originally Aired: March 23, 2022 Handout

Supporting Tribal Populations through IECMHC (November 2021)

Originally Aired: November 30, 2021| Handout

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation is pleased to highlight new IECMHC resources supporting tribal children and families. This webinar will walkthrough the Center of Excellence’s new webpage of IECMHC tribal resources as well as upcoming interviews with IECMH consultants serving tribal communities.


2020

The Revised IECMHC Competencies: Examining the Role of the Consultant in Advancing Equity in IECMHC (October 2020)

Originally Aired: October 30, 2020, 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET.

Description:

  • Join us for this first session in our Equity Chat series! The Equity Chats are designed to provide a forum to dialogue on specific equity topics in order to support more equitable systems and strengthen culturally responsive IECMHC practices to reduce disparities and improve child outcomes.
  • This first session will highlight the revised IECMHC Competencies and examine the role of the consultant in addressing issues of equity through IECMHC to disrupt bias and disparities and improve child outcomes.
  • At registration, please list any accommodations you may require by 5:00 pm EST, October 28th. A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.

2020 Equity in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Webinar Series

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 (April 2020)

Originally Aired: April 30, 2020, 12:30pm – 2:00pm ET. 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)
  • Rosemarie Allen, CEP Partner & Project Director, School Systems Partnerships & Programs, Bank Street Education Center
  • Lisa Gordon, CEP Partner & Project Director, School Systems Partnerships & Programs, Bank Street Education Center, Bank Street College of Eduaction
  • 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 (May 2020)

Originally Aired: May 28, 2020, 12:30pm – 2:00pm ET. Webinar Handout – Resources

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 (June 2020)

Originally Aired: June 25, 2020, 12:30pm – 3:00pm ET. 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 (July 2020)

Originally Aired: July 30, 2020, 12:30pm – 3:00pm ET

Grabación en Español

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.

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.