Thank you for joining us at the Help Me Grow Inland Empire Early Intervention Virtual Summit on November 17, 2020!
During this interactive day of learning, sharing, and building together for our region’s children, nearly 200 attendees heard the latest on the launch of Help Me Grow Inland Empire, shared ideas for the expansion of the system regionwide, and learned about two critical issues affecting young children’s development today, systemic racism and COVID-19.
Access presentation recordings and materials from the Virtual Summit below.
“All” Doesn’t Always Mean “All”: The Role of Race in Early Childhood Special Education
Dr. Rosemarie Allen, President and CEO of the Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence, and early childhood education leader
Early childhood education leader Dr. Rosemarie Allen shares how racism, antiracism, and white spaces interact to impact children’s development. Dr. Allen explores how implicit bias and microaggressions show up in early childhood spaces, and discusses interventions to disrupt these to support healthy child development.
Marti F. Baum, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, Loma Linda University Children’s Health, Help Me Grow Physician Champion
Brett Walls, Assistant VP of Ambulatory Services, Loma Linda University Children’s Health
Ronald Stewart, PhD, Help Me Grow Inland Empire Manager
Hear about the progress made in building out and piloting the Help Me Grow Inland Empire system, and what is currently underway for the year ahead.
Ronald J. Powell, PhD, Special Education Consultant, Early Childhood Mental Health Advocate
Ariane Marie-Mitchell, MD, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University
Anna Maria Loza, MSW, LCSW, Behavioral Health Supervisor, Riverside University Health System
Rachel Douglas, Senior Parent Partner, Riverside University Health System
Expert panelists discuss how the pandemic is influencing child development, especially for our most vulnerable children, and the ways we can support optimal development—in this current moment of crisis and in our post-COVID future.
Relational Health: 2-page document with strategies to support families during the pandemic
Getting Started with Mindfulness: A toolkit for early childhood organizations from Zero to Three
All about Young Children: For parents to understand child development
Action for Happiness: Includes monthly calendars (available in 20+ languages) with daily tips to help boost well-being & resilience