National Forum 2022

Register today

2022 Forum

Sample Description

Tuesday, March 29, 2022; 11 AM to 4:30 PM ET / 8 AM to 1:30 PM PT

Plenary Presentation – Plenary: Listening to Our Ancestors and the Earth: Indigenous Connectedness for Child and Collective Wellbeing

Presenter:

Jessica Saniġaq Ullrich, PhD TITLE

WHAT THE PLENARY IS ABOUT

Agenda:

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM ET /
8:00 - 8:15 AM PT
 Opening Welcome
    • Joshua Sparrow, MD
11:15 AM - 12:30 pM ET /
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM PT
 Plenary: Listening to Our Ancestors and the Earth: Indigenous Connectedness for Child and Collective Wellbeing
    • Jessica Saniġaq Ullrich, PhD
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM ET /
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM PT
 Break
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET /
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT
 Workshops (Select the Workshops tab above to view workshop descriptions.)
    • An Introduction to using a Relationship-based Care Model to Respond to Behaviors that Challenge
    • Creating Communities of Belonging for Staff: A Collaborative Problem-Solving Networking Opportunity
    • Community-Based Inquiry with the Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET /
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM PT
 Break
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET /
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PT
 Workshops (Select the Workshops tab above to view workshop descriptions.)
    • Developmental and Relational Belonging in Our Communities: Centering Racial Identities in Black Children and Families.
    • Parenting Together: Supporting Parenting Partnerships Across All Kinds of Differences – Introduction to Supporting Father Involvement (PLACEHOLDER)
    • Lifting Your Voice for Children
4:30 PM ET / 1:30 PM PT  Adjourn

Wednesday March 30, 2022; 11 AM to 5 PM ET / 8 AM to 2 PM PT

Plenary Presentation – Positive cultural, ethnic, and racial identity development (PLACEHOLDER)

Presenter:

Cynthia Garcia Coll PhD, TITLE

WHAT THE PLENARY IS ABOUT

Agenda:

11:00 AM -11:15 AM ET /
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM PT
 Opening Welcome
    • Joshua Sparrow, MD
11:15 AM -12:30 PM ET /
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM PT
 Plenary: Positive cultural, ethnic, and racial identity development (PLACEHOLDER)
    • Cynthia Garcia Coll, PhD
12:30 - 1:00 PM ET /
9:30 - 10:00 AM PT
 Break
1:00 PM - 2:30 ET /
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT
 Workshops (Select the Workshops tab above to view workshop descriptions.)
    • An Introduction to using a Relationship-based Care Model to Respond to Behaviors that Challenge
    • Creating Communities of Belonging for Staff: A Collaborative Problem-Solving Networking Opportunity
    • Community-Based Inquiry with the Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET /
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM PT
 Break
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET /
12:30 - 2:00 PM PT
 Workshops (Select the Workshops tab above to view workshop descriptions.)
    • Developmental and Relational Belonging in Our Communities: Centering Racial Identities in Black Children and Families
    • Parenting Together: Supporting Parenting Partnerships Across All Kinds of Differences – Introduction to Supporting Father Involvement
    • Lifting Your Voice for Children
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM ET / 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM PT  Break
5:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT  Evening Event

Thursday March 31, 2022; 11 AM to 5 PM ET / 8 AM to 2 PM PT

Plenary Presentation – Anti-Racism, Parenting, and early Education (PLACEHOLDER)

Presenter:

  • Kerry-Anne Escayg, PhD TITLE

WHAT THE PLENARY IS ABOUT

Agenda:

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM ET /
8:00 - 8:15 AM PT
 Opening Welcome
    • Joshua Sparrow, MD
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM ET /
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM PT
 Plenary: Anti-Racism, Parenting, and early Education (PLACEHOLDER)
    • Kerry-Anne Escayg, PhD
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM ET /
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM PT
 Break
1:00 PM -2:30 PM ET /
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT
 Workshops (Select the Workshops tab above to view workshop descriptions.)
    • An Introduction to using a Relationship-based Care Model to Respond to Behaviors that Challenge
    • Creating Communities of Belonging for Staff: A Collaborative Problem-Solving Networking Opportunity
    • Community-Based Inquiry with the Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET /
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM PT
 Break
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET /
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PT
 Workshops (Select the Workshops tab above to view workshop descriptions.)
    • Developmental and Relational Belonging in Our Communities: Centering Racial Identities in Black Children and Families
    • Parenting Together: Supporting Parenting Partnerships Across All Kinds of Differences – Introduction to Supporting Father Involvement
    • Lifting Your Voice for Children
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM ET /
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM PT
 Closing Remarks
    • Joshua Sparrow, MD
5 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT  Adjourn
Sample Description
An Introduction to using a Relationship-based Care Model to Respond to Behaviors that Challenge

DESCRIPTION TO BE COMPLETED

This workshop is offered at the following times:

  • Tuesday, March 29, at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT
  • Wednesday, March 30, at 1:00 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT
  • Thursday, March 31, at 1:00 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT

Facilitators:

  • Eva Rivera, MSW, Professional Development Program Manager and National Facilitator, Brazelton Touchpoints Center
  • Dewana Thompson, PhD, Program Manager for Professional and Resource Development and National Facilitator, Brazelton Touchpoints Center

 

Creating Communities of Belonging for Staff: A Collaborative Problem-Solving Networking Opportunity.

Come join us for a facilitated opportunity to network with peers to hear strategies for addressing the current challenge of supporting staff morale. We will explore how to create work environments in this current climate where staff feel supported and that they belong.

This workshop is offered at the following times:

  • Tuesday, March 29, at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT
  • Wednesday, March 30, at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT
  • Thursday, March 31, at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT

Facilitator:

  • Mindy May, MS, Director of Partnerships and Professional Development and National Facilitator, Brazelton Touchpoints Center

 

Community-Based Inquiry with the Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center partners with the First Light Education Project to lead the Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative (IELC), a national initiative that supports early learning and development communities in implementing community-based inquiry projects. Participants will hear about projects from our four partner sites focused on developing an Indigenous early learning framework, implementing a land-based curriculum, envisioning Indigenous learning spaces and healing, and creating an Ojibwe learning series for providers. Our discussion will include how to begin your own community-based inquiry project.

This workshop is offered at the following times:

  • Tuesday, March 29, at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT

  • Wednesday, March 30, at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT
  • Thursday, March 31, at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT
  • Facilitators:

    • Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, EdD, Founder and Principal Consultant, First Light Education Project Denver
    • Joelfre Grant, MAT, Assistant Director, Partnership and Professional Development, Brazelton Touchpoints Center

     

    Developmental and Relational Belonging in Our Communities: Centering Racial Identities in Black Children and Families.

    Join in to discuss creative and relational strategies for centering and enriching the development of racial identities in Black children and families. Explore ways families, providers, and communities can create a sense of belonging as Black children grow into their cultural, ethnic, and racial identities. Objectives: Participants will: 1. Learn about and explore ways in which cultivating strong racial identities in children matter and how this understanding benefits all children, families and communities. 2. Discuss strategies for nurturing strong cultural, ethnic, and racial identities in Black children when partnering with families, communities, and colleagues. 3. Identify resources that promote strong cultural, ethnic, and racial identities in Black children when partnering with families, communities, and colleagues.

    This workshop is offered at the following times:

    • Tuesday, March 29, at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT
    • Wednesday, March 30, at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT
    • Thursday, March 31, at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT

    Facilitators:

    • Eurnestine Brown, PhD, Director of Relational Equity and Belonging, Brazelton Touchpoints Center
    • Parenting Together: Supporting Parenting Partnerships Across All Kinds of Differences – Introduction to Supporting Father Involvement (PLACEHOLDER)

      DESCRIPTION TO BE COMPLETED

      This workshop is offered at the following times:

      • Tuesday, March 29, at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT
      • Wednesday, March 30, at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT
      • Thursday, March 31, at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT

      Facilitators:

      • Deutron LAST NAME, CREDENTIALS, TITLE
      • Ramona LAST NAME , TITLE
      •  

      Lifting Your Voice for Children

      As the pandemic continues its grip on communities and families, advocating to elected officials can feel like the last thing you have time for. At this divided and polarized time in our country’s history, heading into contentious mid-term elections that will determine control of Congress, is it even worth it? Does talking to state or national legislators make any difference at all? Ironically, pandemic-driven changes have made elected officials and their staff more accessible to constituents than ever. Join Catriona Macdonald, a 25-year veteran of working Capitol Hill on behalf of young children and families, for this nuts-and-bolts workshop. We’ll talk about whether advocacy matters; finding the right people to talk to; setting up your meeting; preparing for your advocacy; and following up to make the voice of your community heard in policy decisions at the state and national level.

      This workshop is offered at the following times:

      • Tuesday, March 29, at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT
      • Wednesday, March 30, at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT
      • Thursday, March 31, at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT

      Facilitators:

      • Catriona MacDonald, MPP, Founder and President of Linchpin Strategies, LLC, a Washington, DC, strategic consulting and government relations firm