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Early Childhood Skills to Action Conference 2017
ECMH Skills to Action Booklet   
April 19 - 20, 2017 | Columbus Airport Marriott, Columbus, Ohio

Keynote Plenary: Neal Horen, Ph.D
Expert Panel with Fatherhood Commission: Executive Director  Kim Dent; Dr. Valerie Alloy, OhioMHAS ECMH Lead

The 2017 OhioMHAS Early Childhood Mental Health “Skills to Action” Conference showcased local and national speakers whose work supports our youngest children in Ohio, reflecting the Ohio ECMH focus of our increased capacity of trainers and consultants through the Whole Child Matters initiative.

The keynote and plenary speakers highlighted the issues impacting the infant and early childhood landscape to include: genetics, environment and protective factors; the importance of wellness and how it affects the life trajectory; the Georgetown Model’s Technical Assistance for Children’s Mental Health; Implicit/Unconscious Bias; and the American Academy of Pediatrics’ policy statement on media and young minds.
Conference Materials

Below are the materials from the 2017 Early Childhood Skills to Action Conference:

Full Conference Booklet


Dads Matter Evaluation   Evaluation of the Devereux Reflective Checklist for Teaching Practices Report
FLIP IT Outcome Evaluation Executive Summary   Media and Young Minds - American Academy of Pediatrics
FLIP IT Outcome Evaluation Report     


PowerPoint Presentations:

Plenary Session"Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation in the National Spotlight" - Neal Horen, Ph.D., Director, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 
Keynote Session"Media and the Young Minds" - July Romano, MD, FAAP, American Academy of Pediatrics, Ohio Chapter 
Toxic Stress to Safe Zone - Level 1: Understanding Truama-informed Care and Responding to Trauma's Impact on Behavior - Erin Lucas, Nicolle Moore   Conscious Discipline: Integration of Social Emotional Learning, Classroom Management and School Climate - Jim Flynn, Christine Frey
Reflective Supervision: Model of Accountability and Ethics in Working with Children and Families - Diana Schwab   Toxic Stress to Safe Zone - Level 3: Becoming a Trauma-informed Early Learning Setting - Erin Lucas, Nicolle Moore
Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA): Tool for Interpreting Protective Factors & Promoting Resilience - Kelly Pack, Larissa Haring
  Evaluation of Devereaux Reflective Checklist for Teaching Practices and Dads Matter: Evaluation of Parent-Engagement Strategy - Kraig Knudsen, Damon Arterbridge
New Beginnings for New Fathers - Judy Strayer, Ashiko Hudson, Christi Meuser, Keith Wollenberg
  Implicit Bias: Impact on Cradle to School to Prison Pipeline - Disrupting Our Blind Spots - Sharon Davies, Gregory Williams
Grow Power: Ohio Kids Matter (Toolkit to Navigate Parenting Parenting Young Children) - Jennifer Blackburn
  Neighborhoods, Trauma and Behavioral Health: Understanding Health Outcomes and Environment (Place Matters) - Johnnie (Chip) Allen 
Disparities and Remedies for Eliminating Preschool Expulsion - Kristopher West 
  "Serve and Return" Interactions: Play Therapy with Babies (Part 1 of 2) - Janeese Warfield, Tatum Sirch
Toxic Stress to Safe Zone - Level 2: Becoming a Trauma-informed Early Learning Professional - Erin Lucas, Nicolle Moore
  Mitigating Risk and Supporting Children in AoD Environments - Nicolle Moore
Intentional Transformations: Ohio's Model for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation - Marci Masters, Erin Zelinski-Righter
  "Serve and Return" Interactions: Play Therapy with Babies (Part 2 of 2) - Janeece Warfield, Tatum Sirch
FLIP-IT: Intervention for Transforming Challenging Behaviors (Four-step Process) - Rachel Theis     

ECMH Skills to Action Conference 2017 
ECMH Skills to Action Conference 2017