2018 Forum


The Center for Children and Families presents our ninth annual forum on "Building Early Social-Emotional Health Two Generations at a Time" on Friday, October 19th from 9am - 2pm at Communities Foundation of Texas.

The Forum will feature keynote speaker Dr. Ross A. Thompson, distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and current president of the board of the highly respected and influential organization ZERO TO THREE. Dr. Thompson is also an affiliate of the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis. His research has focused on applications of developmental research to public policy concerns, including school readiness and its development, early childhood investments, and early mental health. He has a long and distinguished career contributing to greater understanding of early parent-child relationships, children's development of emotion understanding and regulation, and prosocial motivation and growth of self-understanding in young children. Forum attendees are also encouraged to attend the Raising of Ft. Worth event with Dr. Thompson on Thursday, October 18th.

Where is the Forum?

This year's forum will be held at Communities Foundation of Texas (5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas TX 75225)

What is the cost of the Forum?

The cost of the forum is $40 (includes light breakfast and lunch) and $15 for faculty, staff, and students of UTD (Comet Card required at check-in). Scholarship opportunities are available. Please contact ccf@utdallas.edu for more information.

Will Continuing Education Units (CEUs) be available?

Yes. This workshop has been approved for 3.75 hours of continuing education credit for Social Workers, LPCs, and LMFTs by the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and for 3.75 contact hours of EIS continuing professional education credit for Early Intervention Specialists. UT Dallas is an approved continuing education provider for the State of Texas through the Texas Education Agency.

What is the schedule for the event?

See the schedule here.

How do I register?

Online registration is required. Registration has now closed for this event.

Interested in sponsoring the event?

Please contact Rachel Berglund (rachel.berglund@utdallas.edu) for more information.

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