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Excellence In Early Childhood Conference 2020
February 21 @ 9:00 am - February 22 @ 4:00 pm MST| $10.00 – $40
Math — Trainer: Pam Uhl | $25 | 9:00 – 3:00
This workshop provides information to support young children’s learning in the domain of math.
Science — Trainer: Dr. Kim Madsen | $25 | 9:00 – 3:00
This workshop provides information to support young children’s learning in the domain of science.
Supervision of Children provides participants with appropriate ways to interact with and supervise children.
- Define supervision of children
- Explain why high quality supervision is critical in all early childhood environments
- Identify characteristics of inadequate, adequate, and high quality supervision of children
- Create a list of action items
- Identify strengths and concerns
- Develop an action plan including a personal commitment to provide high quality supervision of children
Safe With You — Trainer: Brittain Trave | $20 | 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Do you know how to reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and prevent accidental suffocation? Do you know the safest way to put a baby to sleep? Do you have a safe sleep policy? If you answered NO to any of these questions, this workshop is for you. The one-hour workshop was developed by the Early Childhood Training Center and meets the requirements of Nebraska State Statute 43-2606.
Everyone is at risk of shaking a baby. When a baby is shaken, the shaking can cause brain damage, life changing disabilities, and even death. This is one childhood injury that is preventable. This one-hour workshop was developed by the Early Childhood Training Center and meets the requirements of Nebraska State Statute 43-2606.
Child abuse and neglect unfortunately happens in Nebraska. Child care providers need to know about child abuse and neglect, how to make a report, ways to strengthen families, and how to prevent child abuse in their own child care programs. This two-hour workshop was developed by the Early Childhood Training Center and meets the requirements of Nebraska State Statute 43-2606.
Saturday Conference | Registration 7:30 – 8:15 | Chadron State College Student Center
8:30 – 11:30
Morning Session | Cultivating Healing Relationship with Hurting Children: Understanding the Impacts of Stress and Trauma on the Developing Child | Jody Angel-Trejo, LIMHP, LPC
Jody has earned her degrees from the University of Nebraska. Her fist degree was a bachelor of science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1997. She later received her Masters of Education in Community Counseling at the University of Nebraska – Kearney in 1999. Jody held her first job providing outpatient therapy at the Child Guidance Center in Lincoln, NE. She then moved to Richmond, VA in late 2000 where she began her career in VA working at a day treatment center as a clinician. Within two years she started her employment with Dominion Youth Services (DYS) in Richmond, VA where she served as the Clinical Director and ultimately site director in Fredericksburg, VA. Jody remained with DYS for over 10 years, where she led child and family programs, such as day treatment, outpatient therapy, intensive in-home services and case management services. Jody led over 50 employees at the site in Fredericksburg, where she first was introduced to Bruce Perry and a further understanding of the impacts and importance of neurodevelopment in the field of psychopathology and mental health.
Jody then returned to NE in 2011 with her family, after having her first child to be closer to friends and family. Jody now owns a small private practice in Kearney, NE with an emphasis on trauma, attachment and early childhood development. Currently, Jody is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner, with a strong passion for helping children, adolescents and their families find relief from stress or trauma experienced in their development/relationships. She works from a very holistic perspective, as she has extensive training in trauma, neurodevelopment and attachment issues. As she has returned to NE, Jody has spent considerable time and efforts to better understand neurobiological impacts of stress on the developing brain, how to treat these impacts and learning from professionals and clients about effective treatment models. Trainings over the years include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), CPP (Child Parent Psychotherapy), Play Therapy/Expressive Arts, Mindfulness Skills, TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), TANT (Trauma Art Narrative Therapy) and NMT (Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics). Jody also enjoys teaching COSP (Circle of Security Parenting) and providing supportive reflection for other facilitators across the state of NE.
Jody spends much of her time providing trainings and workshops for early educators in the state of NE, supervising clinicians, practicing and working with organizations within the Kearney area. While Jody enjoys teaching others, she also enjoys learning and continuing to deepen her own understanding of herself, the treatment of others through the power of connection.
When not working with children in the office, you can find Jody chasing her own children, 12 and 6 years old. Jody also loves all things that include chips, salsa….. and good coffee!!!!
Lunch provided | 11:30 – 12:15
12:30 – 3:00
Afternoon Session | You’re Worth it! | Scott Plummer
Closing Remarks, Evaluations and Certificates | 3:00 – 3:30
If you are interested in being a vendor, call Nora Robinson at 308-254-4677