The Florida Association for Infant Mental Health’s 12th Annual Conference June 12 in Tampa will highlight the topic, Trauma & Toxic Stress. Following the FAIMH conference is the 2013 Early Childhood Conference June 13-14, also in Tampa.
The FAIMH conference will feature two keynote speakers:
- Neil W. Boris, M.D., a professor of Psychiatry at the University of Central Florida and the Chief of Behavioral Health at Nemours Hospital will cover the topic, “Breaking the Cycle: Trauma, Attachment and Intervention.”
- Patricia M. Crittenden, M.Ed, Ph.D. the author of Attachment and Family Systems Therapy will give her speech titled, “Smiles and Kisses: Repairing Mother-Infant Breaches.”
There will also be break-out sessions during the afternoon of the FAIMH conference that will address Early Steps & Infant Mental Health Partnerships, Child Welfare & “Baby Court Programs”, Home Visiting Programs and Early Learning Coalitions & Infant Mental Health Partnerships.
To register for the FAIMH conference visit the FAIMH website here.
The 2013 Early Childhood Conference’s featured speakers will be authors Robin Karr-Morse (Ghosts in the Nursery: The Roots of Violence, ScaredSick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease) and Myra McPherson (Bare Bones of Discipline).
The conference’s workshop themes are Early Care & Education, Maternal & Child Health, Health & Nutrition, Infant Mental Health and Evidence-based Practice.
To register for the 2013 Early Childhood Conference visit the Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County, Inc. website.