Bonnie Keilty, author of Seven Essentials for Family–Professional Partnerships in Early Intervention, wil be a presenter at the NY Spring annual Zero-to-Three conference!
Healthy social-emotional development for a young child encompasses the capacities to experience, manage, and express a full range of positive and negative emotions; develop close and satisfying relationships with others; and actively explore environments and learn. This is synonymous with what we call “infant mental health.” This conference will explore social-emotional development as part and whole, first examining it as one component of child development (the part). Then it will examine the whole — how all aspects of development are affected by the child’s social-emotional development as an interdependent and integrative force and the reciprocal relationship between the child’s developmental capacities and the caregiving environment.
Out of this conceptual framework, the conference plenary and breakout session presenters will describe and illustrate hands-on applications for work with children and their parents to promote remedial and optimal pathways of development. We will discuss strategies and diverse situations that families may face due to their immigration and/or cultural experiences, and their encounters with various programs.