Creating an Emotionally Safe Environment for Young Children

Austen Riggs Center

25 Main St
StockbridgeMassachusetts 01262
October 12, 2018 at 8:30 AM to October 13, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Presented by the Erikson Institute's Human Development Strategic Initiative of the Austen Riggs Center and the Yale Child Study Center

A working conference on partnerships, parenting, and family systems for:

  • educators
  • caregivers
  • clinicians or therapists
  • medical providers
  • administrators of early childhood programs

Featuring presentations by:

  • Mary Berle, EdM, Chief Educator at the Norman Rockwell Museum; Former Principal of Muddy Brook Elementary School in Great Barrington, MA
  • Deborah Buccino, MD, Pediatrician affiliated with Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, MA; Instructor in Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine   Creating an Emotionally Safe Environment for Young Children
  • Nancy Close, PhD, Assistant Professor at Yale Child Study Center; Associate Director of Yale Program in Early Childhood Education and Lecturer in Psychology at Yale University
  • Anne D. Dailey, JD, Maurice R. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School; Evangeline Starr Professor of Law at UConn School of Law
  • Donna Elmendorf, PhD, Director of Therapeutic Community Program, Activities Program, and Human Development Strategic Initiative at the Austen Riggs Center
  • Claudia Gold, MD, Infant-Parent Mental Health Specialist at the Austen Riggs Center; Parent-Child Consultant at Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires; Faculty at UMass Boston Infant Parent Mental Health Program
  • Heather Lucy, EdM, SAC, School Adjustment Counselor at Lee Elementary School in Lee, MA
  • Linda Mayes, MD, Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology in and Chair of the Yale Child Study Center; Special Advisor to the Dean in the Yale School of Medicine
  • Kate Retzel, MA, CAGS, Principal at Lee Elementary School in Lee, MA; Educator with 21 years experience in parochial and public schools in Berkshire County, MA
  • Ilana Steinhauer, MSN, FNP-BC, Executive Director at Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Berkshires
  • Karen Baicker (Publisher for Family and Community Engagement) and Janelle Cherrington (SVP and Publisher) from Scholastic 

In addition, there will be a Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning & Development (CHILD) Saturday morning workshop led by faculty from the Yale Child Study Center. 

We would like to thank the Weil Foundation for their generous support of the Austen Riggs Human Development Initiative.

Space is limited. Scholarships are available. For additional information, please contact Lee Watroba at lee.watroba@austenriggs.net

Continuing Education

Creating an Emotionally Safe Environment for Young Children conference schedule.The Austen Riggs Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The Austen Riggs Center is accredited by the Massachusetts MedicalSociety to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Austen Riggs Center also designates this live activity for 12.0 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology and social work.

This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at 244 CMR 5.00 for 12.0 contact hour(s).

The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content. For additional information about this program, please call the Erikson Institute Education Coordinator at 413.931.5230.

The Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 02/02/2017-02/02/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 12.0 continuing education clock hours. 

For a listing of jurisdictions that accept ACE, please visit www.aswb.org/ace/ace-jurisdiction-map/.

The Austen Riggs Center follows all state and federal laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). In accordance with the ADA, the Austen Riggs Center is committed to accessibility. If you need accommodations for your course, please contact info@austenriggs.net.  

For additional details, please visit: www.austenriggs.org/accreditation-educational-activities.



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Total Cost: $50.00