This is First 5 Mendocino’s Annual State of the Child Summit. It will be an interactive & inspiring conference for professionals in Mendocino County. The event will begin Wednesday, June 22 at 8:30am until 5:30pm and will continue on Thursday, June 23 at 8:30am until 3:30pm at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center.
We know that in our county we have limited resources and this is true for the area of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health as well. From pregnancy to age 5, the most important thing for optimal development is the power of positive relationships. We are a community of many connections and great resilience and this conference is about building those connections and strengthening the fabric of our community wellness.
Our 2-day Summit will include 3 Keynote Presenters who are renowned experts in their fields of Mental Health, Neuroscience, and Attachment Theory. In addition to their presentations, we will also provide multiple interactive workshops, panel discussions, and hands-on play sessions led by professionals in mental health and behavioral science, leading experiences that will address the unique challenges in our county. Come ready to take away strategies and resources that will strengthen healthy attachments, find healing and growth from trauma, and move forward with resilience and hope.
We’re grateful for the Title IV-E grant funds, which are helping us provide this Summit and are specifically allocated to providing training and support for professionals who work within Mendocino County organizations that work with foster youth and/or youth who are at-risk of entering the foster care system. Registrants for this conference must meet those criteria in order to attend. If you’re unsure of your eligibility to attend, please contact our office: email@example.com.
- Breakfast and lunch
- Interactive workshops
- Hands-on play sessions
- Tools and resources
- Networking and collaboration
- Prizes and tools to take home