Expanding Horizons for the Early Years 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - Friday, April 12, 2019
Article Expanding Horizons for the Early Years 2019

IMHP's biennial, two-day national learning event brought together more than 400 multidisciplinary practitioners, clinicians, academics and researchers to share their work with infants toddlers and families.  This event included keynote presentations from leading infant mental health experts, as well as 40 different breakout sessions, and two Pre-Institute Symposia.

Access to the Webcast recordings below is available to purchase from the IMHP Store.

Presentations will be available until April 2021.

Pre-Institute Symposium A
Understanding Maternal Substance Use: Impact on Mothers, Infants, and the Caregiving Relationship

Pre-Institute Symposium B
Therapeutic Approaches for Supporting Early Mental Health

Keynotes: 

Building Brains: Exploring the Science of Early Learning and Development
Amelia R Bachleda, PhD, Outreach and Education Specialist, University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Science (I-LABS)

Competencies for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Practice
Chaya Kulkarni, BAA, MEd, EdD, Director, Infant Mental Health Promotion, The Hospital for Sick Children, ON

Neurodecolonization: The Power of Mindfulness on the Brain
Michael J. Yellow Bird, MSW, Ph.D. Professor/ Director, Tribal Indigenous Studies Program, North Dakota State University

Promoting Experiences of Cultural Safety in Services for Indigenous Children and Families
Jessica Ball, MPH, PhD, Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria, BC

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the Transfer of Risk to Children
Sheri Madigan, Ph.D, R.Psych, Canada Research Chair in Determinants of Child Development, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Owerko Centre at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, University of Calgary

How Brain Science Informs Parenting Practices and Mental Health
Kim Barthel, OTR