Friday, May 5, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Savin Rock Conference Center 
1 Rock Street
West Haven, CT 06516

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Patrice Farquharson 
West Haven Early Childhood Council and West Haven Child Development Center 

A Multi-Professional Approach to Developing Strategies to Address Toxic Stress in Children 0-5

:Please, join us for this FREE one-day conference!

Friday, May 5, 2017


8:00am-Registration and Coffee

8:30am-10:15am-Monica Ordway, PhD, APRN, PNP-BC, Yale University School of Nursing                                       The Impact of Stress on Early Brain and Child Development: A Role for Advocacy


10:30am-11:30am-Lucy Garbus, RN, CPNP, Nurse Practitioner in a Primary Care Practice in Springfield, MA. and a graduate of Yale University School of Nursing                                                                  Identifying and Addressing Toxic Stress in Pediatric Primary Care Settings

                                                                BOX LUNCH PROVIDED*                                                             *Please, make a note if you would like the vegetarian option.

 12:30pm-1:30pm-Craig Bailey, PhD, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Director of the Preschool Ruler Project                                                                                                                                                Toxic Stress and Emotional Intelligence in the Preschool Classroom


1:45pm-3:00pm Panel: Birth to Three, Nurturing Families, Child First, Mom's Partnership, Early Childhood Consultation Partnership, Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health (CT-AIMH)

Program Objectives:  

  • Participants will be able to define toxic stress and its effect on the developing brain.  
  • To raise awareness about the relationship between exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress.    
  • Participants will be able to recognize that a child's challenging or atypical behavior may be the result of trauma or adverse experiences.     
  • To explore partnerships between those in primary care and those in early childhood to identify and address adverse childhood experiences     
  • Participants will hear from a panel of professionals about what is available in CT to increase resilience and protective factors, including strengthening all relationships, through a variety of resources.                                                                                                 

 Free Parking Provided

                                                           Diaper Donation Appreciated                                                                   Diaper donations will support the New Haven Diaper Bank &  Beacon on the Hill in West Haven.

Audience: Health professionals and Early Childhood Education professionals.

CNE's Provided: Yale University School of Nursing is an approved provider unit of Continuing Nursing Education by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accredidation.

Sponsored by: a grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics, through a partnership with the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, Yale School of Nursing, West Haven Child Development Center and West Haven Early Childhood Council.


Event Registration Provided by: Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health (CT-AIMH)