First Born Conference set for June 24

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Dr. Mary Claire Heffron, director of the Fussy Baby Program in Oakland, Calif., will speak on “Growing Strong, Becoming Whole – Home Visiting in the 21st Century” at the annual First Born® Conference June 24 from 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort.
Heffron is clinical director of the Early Childhood Mental Health Training Programs in the Early Intervention Services Unit at Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland. She is co-author of Reflective Supervision and Leadership in Infant and Early Childhood Education and has produced a DVD series on reflective supervision called “Finding the Words, Finding the Ways.”
Participants will have an opportunity to share experiences first-hand with Heffron during a cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and to meet colleagues during the 10:30-11:30 registration.
Sponsored by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, this is the fourth convening to broaden the knowledge of First Born staff and other early childhood providers statewide. First Born is a home visitation program for women in their first pregnancy, first-time families and their newborns.
The conference is designed for early childhood providers and others interested in improving child and family health outcomes, school readiness, success and life-long learning.
A $100 registration fee includes lunch, materials and “the Chat with Mary Claire” cocktail hour and is available on line at lanlfoundation.org. Participants qualify for the conference rate at the resort.