Saturday, May 1, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online registration is required for this program. All registrants will receive a Zoom Meeting Link.
To receive Continuing Education, registration must be completed by Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM EDT.
Being More Than Just One Thing: Maintaining Connections and Building Communities Across Distances
Presentation by Junlei Li, PhD, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and former Co-Director, Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media.
As professionals who serve children and families, we are here to meet the call of our time. How do we remain connected to children, families, and to each other, during the crisis of physical distancing? How do we confront the even larger social distances – marked by race, economic status, and many forms of systemic inequalities – that educators and advocates face in every community? To meet these challenges, we need the collective experiences and voices of the entire community of early childhood educators and leaders.
In this program, Dr. Junlei Li will describe strengths-based and interaction-based approaches that professionals can utilize in early childhood education settings, especially in low-resource communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic inequalities have exacerbated the impact of restrictions and disruptions on young children.
Fred Rogers once said, “What’s been important in my understanding of myself and others is the fact that each one of us is so much more than any one thing.” As helpers who serve children, families, and other helpers, what we do for the human beings around us – young or old – is often so much more than just our job descriptions and titles. When the conditions around us limit what we are accustomed to doing, we can all find our resilient and creative ways to be helpful.
Junlei Li, PhD is the Saul Zaentz senior lecturer in early childhood education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research and practice focuses on understanding and supporting the work of helpers–those who serve children and families on the frontlines of education and social services. Li studied and learned from a wide range of developmental settings with low resources but high-quality practices, including orphanages, childcare, classrooms, and community youth programs. He developed the "Simple Interactions" approach to help identify what ordinary people do extraordinarily well with children in everyday moments and made that the basis for promoting positive system change. Li frequently delivers keynote presentations and workshops for national, state, and international conferences focused on improving practices, programs, and policies for children, families, and professionals, with a particular emphasis on early childhood development. Li's work is significantly influenced and inspired by the pioneering work of Fred Rogers (creator of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood). He previously served as the Co-Director and Rita M. McGinley Professor for Early Learning and Children's Media at the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- List two kinds of systemic inequities that exacerbate the impact of social distancing on young children during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Apply two techniques of strengths-based and interaction-based interventions in early childhood education settings.
- Describe a high quality interactive practice that professionals in early education settings can utilize even in low-resource communities.
- Describe one clinical application of strength and interaction based intervention for assessment and treatment of children in need.
10:00am - 10:15am: Welcome & Introductions; 10:15am - 11:15am: Presentation; 11:30am - 11:45am: Q&A; 11:45am - 12:00pm: Audience Q&A.
This program is made possible by the generous support of BPSI members and friends. Your gift to BPSI supportspsychoanalytic and psychotherapy education and ensures the future of our field. To make a gift, please visit www.bpsi.org.
The target audience for this program is childcare workers, early childhood educators, students, & parents,
and mental health clinicians at all levels of training.
Scholarships are available for all BPSI programs, upon request.Please contact Stephanie Cavanaugh (email@example.com or 617-266-0953 x107) in the BPSI office for more information.
Early Childhood Educators: $25
Clinicians & General Public: $50
*The fee is waived for:
Early Career Clinicians, Early Career Childhood Educators, BPSI Members and BPSI Partners
Early Childhood Education Credits: Certificates of attendance for two (2) hours for the professional development portfolios of early childhood educators will be awarded at the conclusion of the program.
Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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