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Demystifying Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Dorinda Silver Williams, PhD, LCSW-C, ACSW and Lindsay Usry discuss infant and early childhood mental health, and why is it so important to long term health and development.

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This presentation promotes a shared understanding of infant and early childhood mental health and the foundational role that it plays across the lifespan. Core infant and early childhood mental health concepts, such as attachment, attunement, co-regulation, and reflective functioning are discussed. The presenters explore the key ingredients for positive infant and early childhood mental health, as well as adverse circumstances that could potentially compromise children’s social emotional wellness.

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