Trauma in Infancy and Early Childhood: Developmental Risk and Intervention Strategies

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Friday, February 4, 2011
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Adelphi University
Alumni House
Garden City Campus

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Supporting Healthy Social and Emotional Development Across the Lifespan

About the Program
The “hidden curriculum” in early childhood programs may be defined as the ways in which adults support both social-emotional and positive social behavior development. This foundation prepares children for later readiness to learn and to engage in healthy social relationships. Young children learn through play. They play to exercise their skills and to try out new knowledge. They bring their own unique life stories to the play. Teachers, clinicians and parents can act as facilitators and help expand these stories. They can help to enrich play, positively influence social behaviors, and enhance skills in all other areas of development, particularly language and literacy.

This workshop will focus on linking the concepts of story, play and puppetry in a comprehensive and practical manner. The instructor will emphasize the development of pro-social behavior and emotional regulation, as well as enrichment of the early childhood curriculum. Participants will explore interconnections between story, play and puppetry in ways that highlight the power of each. They will find that the instructor’s approach to teaching these new skills will enable them to use these tools in their own settings working with young children, immediately. Some aspects of this approach related to assessment will also be discussed. The content of the workshop is most widely used by teachers of 3-7 year olds, clinical practitioners and home visitors.

About the Instructor
Loretta Wieczner, M.S., CCC/SLP, is a certified Speech and Language Pathologist and Special Educator, who is currently an Educational Consultant to early childhood programs in the Greater Boston area, working closely with teachers and parents. She facilitates the development of successful learning strategies and materials pertaining to all areas of skill development for individual children as well as entire classrooms. Her over 30 years of experience in early childhood through grade 2 includes Speech and Language Therapy, Special Education and Integrated Classroom Teaching. She was a Preschool Director and Teacher of Universal Pre-K as well. Ms. Wieczner’s unique work focuses on helping children develop social competencies and language and early literacy skills through a wide variety of experiential learning activities, with a particular interest in the role of puppetry in education and clinical practice.

Program Fees
Please Call for Group Rates.

  • Early Registration, before January 7, 2011. $105.00
  • Regular registration, January 7, 2011 or later. $115.00
  • Full-time faculty member at Adelphi University. $85.00
  • Registered full-time student at Adelphi University. $55.00

Please note: If your employer is paying the fee and you cannot send the payment with your registration form, please include a letter from your employer guaranteeing payment. Payment must be received by day of the Conference.

Who Should Attend
Early Childhood Educators, Child Care Providers, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Neonatologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Midwifes , Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Obstetricians, Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, School Counselors, Child Life Specialists, Educators, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, students and others who professionally impact the lives of families and children.


Credentialing Information and Continuing Education

  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Education
  • CME
  • ASHA
  • OCFS (Office of Children and Family Services)
  • NBCC

This program has been submitted for approval for a total of 6 continuing education/training/contact hours or .6 ASHA Credits

Social work CEUs are given through the New York State Chapter of the NASW.

CASAC training hours: Program information has been submitted for approval to the New York State Office of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services Education and Training for credits toward recredentialing.

Nursing Contact Hours: Adelphi University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on accreditation.
Education Hours/credits: May be received at the discretion of your school. We are happy to provide any information you may need to help towards your approval.


This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Related area).

NBCCNBCC Credits/Hours:
Adelphi University Institute for Parenting is an approved provider of the National Board for Certified Counselors- Approved Education Providers (NBCC-ACEP).

Continuing Education Certificates:  Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the end of the conference.
*The University reserves the right to cancel this or any program due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified and full refunds will be issued.

For additional information about this program, please contact:

Marcy Safyer, LCSW-R
Linen Hall, Room 11
p - 516.877.3060
e - msafyer@adelphi.edu

The Institute for Parenting
Adelphi University
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

f - 516.237.8512

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