Understanding How Relationships Form the Infant and Child Brain
Beginning with the first moments of life, infants are constructing ideas about themselves and the world through the nature of their earliest relationships. When those relationships are safe and loving, the mind and brain are "wired" to reflect that. When those relationships are frightening and hurtful, that is what the brain and mind will reflect.
This foundational presentation is aimed at providing infant and childcare staff and home visitors with knowledge about Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, and in particular, about the unfolding nature of the infant brain.
The presentation will examine the ways in which relationships form the human brain – creating actual physical and chemical changes that for good or for bad, form the basis for mental – and brain health – in infants and children, and set the stage for who they become! The POWER of Relationships and Adults Emotional Well-Being will be emphasized.
As a result of this workshop, the participants will:
1. Be able to understand how relationships and emotional interactions help form the infant brain.
2. Understand how human “connectedness” and “Safety” are “Biological Imperatives” for the Infant and Adult Brain.
3. Be able to describe how stress in infants and children changes the brain, and how the adults in their lives can help: The “AGILE” framework.
Date & Time
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm EST