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IEC Spring Workshop

IEC Spring Workshop

Before the ABCs: Promoting Self-regulation for School Readiness


An essential part of school readiness is the ability to regulate emotions and behavior, communicate and get along with others. Research tells us that these skills develop in the context of caring, responsive relationships and the communication that is part of them. Grounded in infant and early childhood mental health and communication-based strategies, this multidisciplinary workshop will offer 1) an overview of the development of self-regulation and the role of communication skills; 2) evidence-based strategies for promoting self-regulation; and 3) opportunities for problem-solving and discussion.

Presented by:

Christine Wing, Ph.D.,  is a certified speech and language pathologist who has worked extensively with young children at risk for or demonstrating significant emotion/behavior problems. Her workshops integrate her clinical work with her own research on relationships between language development and self-regulation. Dr. Wing has served as a co-chairperson of the MACMH-IEC. She has presented at state, national, and international conferences. In addition to a Ph.D. in language development from the University of Minnesota, she holds a master’s degree in public policy. Dr. Wing currently is a consultant to organizations serving children and families and an advocate for practices that promote their wellbeing.

Michele Fallon, LICSW, IMH-E®(IV), Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, is a licensed clinical social worker endorsed in Infant Mental Health at Level IV through the MACMH-IEC with 40 years of experience working with young children and their families. Currently she is serving as the chairperson for MACMH-IEC which is committed to building capacity for a statewide network of multidisciplinary professionals in Minnesota with the competencies needed to meet the unique developmental and relational needs of young children and their families. In her practice, Michele provides infant and early childhood mental health reflective consultation and training for early care and education providers, home visitors, foster parents, early childhood special education, and others working with young children and their families and is a field associate with the Center for Early Education and Development at the University of Minnesota. She is also a graduate of the U of M’s certificate program in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.

Level: Basic to Intermediate

For: Parents and Professionals

Age Group: Early childhood

April 6th, 2015
9:ooam – 4:00pm (1 hour for lunch on your own)
Registration opens at 8:30am

Bunker Hill Activities Center
550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW
Andover, MN 55304

6 CEHs | $129

(Professionals working in Anoka County are eligible for a 50% scholarship! Provide your work address during registration and a coupon code will appear above the coupon code box. Scholarships are courtesy of Anoka County Children & Family Council/Early Childhood Mental Health Committee)