2023 Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: Prevention Before the Crisis Summit

16. Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health in the Learning Environment

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Session Dates

Wednesday August 16, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM - PaTTAN - CENTRAL

Current research has shown that how children develop early in life can impact their entire life. This session will begin with a review and discussion around core concepts of early brain development and the definition of early childhood mental health (IECMH). Participants will be able to apply knowledge learned to their daily work with infants, young children and their caregivers to improve early relational health and promote success in young children. Resources will be highlighted as tools to support infants, young children and their families across settings.

Target Audience

Suggested participants include the following:

  • Administrators
  • Educators, including early childhood educators
  • Behavioral specialists (school counselors, school psychologists, special educators)
  • Behavioral and mental health providers
  • Emotional Support teachers
  • Emotional Support paraprofessionals
  • Parents/families

Topics Covered: Behavior

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Tina Rife, at 717-901-2251, or trife@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Brandy Fox

Event Contact:


Tina Rife

Content Contact:

Chanda Telleen

Additional Info

A list of nearby hotel locations can be found here: PaTTAN Central Information
Note: You are responsible for securing and paying for your own lodging. Room blocks with discounted rates have not been reserved.