Events | Trainings

Save the date for our second annual

Infant and Early Childhood
Mental Health Conference

Offering a live streaming option to communities throughout MN

October 28 – 29, 2019 | Coon Rapids, MN | 12 CEHs available

For professionals who work with very young children
and their families and caregivers.


Things to Know

(click the links below to learn more)

Featured Speakers & Workshops
About Our Conference
CEH Information


Featured Speakers & Workshops

Keynote Presentation • Monday, October 28
Partnering with Parents to Buffer Intergenerational Trauma: Parents Do Know Best 

Presented by Dr. Kandace Thomas, MPP, PhD, Senior Program Officer – Irving Harris Foundation



Conference Schedule

(Full schedule coming this fall)
Monday, October 28
8:00 – 9:00 | Registration & Exhibit Hall Open
9:15 – 10:45 | Keynote Presentation
11:00 – 12:00 | Panel and Q&A
1:00 – 2:20 | Session 1
2:40 – 4:00 | Session 2

There will be an optional networking event on Monday evening.

Tuesday, October 29
8:00 – 9:00 | Registration & Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 – 10:30 | Session 3
10:45 – 12:00 | Session 3 Continued
1:00 – 2:30 | Session 4


Conference Pricing

Monday & Tuesday | Onsite | $300
Monday Only | Onsite | $175
Tuesday Only | Onsite | $175
Monday Keynote & Panel from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Web Streaming | $30*
Monday Web Streaming & Tuesday Onsite | $200*

Infant & Early Childhood Division Members receive $25 off for one day and $50 off for both days.

*Web streaming option offered to communities throughout Minnesota in the following areas:

Bemidji, MN

Duluth, MN

Moorhead, MN

Slayton, MN

Stevens County, MN

Detroit Lakes, MN

Staples, MN

Douglas County, MN


Bunker Hills Event Center
12800 Bunker Prairie Rd NW
Coon Rapids, MN

About Our Conference

This conference:

  • Brings together multidisciplinary professionals working with very young children, their families and caregivers
  • Promotes Infant Mental Health principles to inform practice across disciplines, including:
    • Work with young children must always occur within the context of their primary relationships
    • The need for reflection in relationship-based work
    • Development informs the work
    • Infants and very young children and their families have unique relational and developmental needs which require practitioners to have a unique set of skills
  • Explores how research informs practice and practice informs research

CEH Information

This conference is designed to meet CEH (Continuing Education Hours) credits for many disciplines: psychology, social work, education, education administration, nursing, marriage and family therapy, and behavioral health and therapy. CEH certificates will be available to document participation. This event is also DEVELOP approved.

CEHs are expected to be approved by the following boards:

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