First 1000 Days FL Summit – Registration is Open!

Registration is open for the 2018 First 1000 Days Florida Summit September 26-28 at the Palm Beach Convention Center. The summit features national, state and community experts on health, social and early learning strategies for supporting families with children age 0-3.

Keynote speakers for the cross-sector, multi-disciplinary event include: Sara Enos Watamura, director of the Child Health & Development Lab and co-director of the Stress, Early Experience and Development Research Center at the University of Denver; Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, the Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Temple University and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; and Kate Rosenblum, director of the Women and Infants Mental Health Program at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan.

The summit will feature more than 40 workshops, on topics including:

  • Opioids in pregnancy
  • Trauma-informed home visiting
  • Effective father engagement
  • Recognizing and addressing implicit bias
  • Strategies for serving dual language learners
  • Infant mental health consultation across disciplines
  • Using relationships to promote infant-toddler development
  • Improving outcomes through place-based initiatives
  • Using ACEs to build resiliency
  • Supporting contraceptive choice
  • Addressing perinatal depression
  • Child care information & referral
  • Recognizing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in young children
  • Strengthening family engagement & advocacy
  • Compassion fatigue & self care
  • Safe Baby: supporting safe sleep
  • Addressing social determinants of health
  • Human trafficking
  • Supporting breastfeeding mothers in child care
  • Reflective supervision & practice
  • Working with families impacted by IPV, trauma
  • And MUCH MORE!

The 2018 statewide conference will also highlight Best Practices from The Field, as part of a poster showcase and evening reception. Community service providers are encouraged to submit a poster abstract by May 1st for consideration. Awards will be given at the event for First, Second and Third Places, plus a People’s Choice based on votes by participants.

The Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County and FL MIECHV are Marquee Sponsors for the event.

Check out the conference website to register or find out how to submit a poster abstract. Registration fee is $150 ($162, including CEUs).