July eNews

Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award Conference
September 21, 2018
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
United Way Houston | 50 Waugh Dr.  Houston, TX

Join us for First3Years' 2018 IMH Advocacy Award Conference taking place in Houston on September 21st.  We are honored to have Dr. Joshua Sparrow present the 2018 
T . Berry Brazelton, M.D., Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award

For more information or to register click  here


Want to know more about Parent Expertise?  Joshua Sparrow, Director of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center at Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, will speak on early childhood development issues within the context of community and culture. When working with parents it is critical that providers understand the value of parent expertise when it comes to child development. Dr. Sparrow, will highlight the many interactions with parents where practitioners can support and acknowledge strengths.


Can childhood curiosity close the school readiness gap?  Dr. Prachi Shah, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Specialist,  will discuss her research on the topic of early childhood curiosity and how caregivers can promote school readiness through children's naturally curious interactions. Dr. Shah's work shows a potential closing of the school readiness gap by incorporating targeting interactions with young children that revolve around curiosity. She will discuss two simple rules for families, practitioners and young children which foster healthy growth and development, be safe, be kind.


Want to found out how you can influence the 2019 Legislative Agenda?  
Marcellina Melvin, Director of Program Implementation for Child and Family Policy at The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, will close the conference with information about transforming behavioral health systems across Texas.

Par-Tee For Babies
2nd Annual Par-Tee For Babies

Join us on Monday, October 1, 2018 at Timarron Country Club in Southlake, TX for the 2nd Annual Par-Tee for Babies. The day's activities start at 10:30 AM with registration and tee practice with lunch to follow. This scramble-style tournament will begin with a 1:00 PM shotgun start. The tournament concludes with a Cocktail and Awards Reception.

To Register a Player or a Team click HERE! Or click HERE for more information on becoming a sponsor!

For questions about the event, sponsorship, registration or volunteers opportunities, please contact Ashley Borthick .

Upcoming Trainings
July Webinars
Promoting School Success through Developmental Support for Substance Exposed Newborns
Each year, an estimated 10-11% of all births are affected by prenatal alcohol or illicit drug exposure. This type of exposure has the potential to cause a wide spectrum of physical, emotional, and developmental problems for these infants. Join us as we discuss this growing epidemic as well as strategies that can used to support these children.

July 18th | 12:00 PM
July 20th | 2:00 PM
EXPERT SESSION: July 30th | 10:00 AM

EXPERT SESSION: Heidi Rom├ín, MD, FAAP and 
Cecilia A. Lazcano M.S. will co-host this month's expert session where they will speak on I n Utero Drug Exposure and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Addressing the pediatric health sequelae of the substance abuse epidemic

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