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WithinReach’s Learning Series (Virtual) Event: Early Childhood Development
About this Event
Please join us for the WithinReach Learning Series event on September 16, 2020. Hear from a panel of experts on one of today’s most complex and consequential health matters—early childhood development.
Looking beyond the essential elements of monitoring, milestones and screening, the event focuses on what’s been missing in the early childhood development conversation to date. Through a dialogue framed in both science and social inequities, we’ll discuss some of the systems of support for families and the actions necessary to move health for all forward.
Our program will consist of a moderated panel discussion, followed by a Q&A. The panel discussion begins at 5:30 p.m. We invite you to stick around from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. for an optional breakout room to continue the conversation.
- WithinReach created the Learning Series as a way to initiate much-needed conversations with our partners, advocates and the community. We appreciate open and spirited discussion, however authentic communication only exists when we remain respectful of other perspectives and ideas.
- This event will be recorded to be viewed by others in the future. By registering for this event you consent to having your participation recorded. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Julie Greenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moderator Kay Knox, CEO of WithinReach, is honored to team up with a panel of key leaders in early childhood development; with expertise in pediatrics, brain science, education and health equity.
Kay Knox, MPA
As Chief Executive Officer at WithinReach, Kay has helped lead the work of WithinReach for more than 20 years. Before serving as CEO, Kay served as both Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer. She received her Master of Public Administration degree from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington, and has worked in the public health and not-for-profit sectors for more than 25 years. Throughout her career, Kay has focused on improving health outcomes in the areas of chronic disease, AIDs and STDs, and Maternal, Child and Family Health.
Dr. Shaquita Bell
Born and raised in Minnesota, Dr. Shaquita Bell is Cherokee on her mother’s side and African-American on her father’s. She completed medical school at the University of Minnesota, then went on to pediatric residency at the University of Washington, which she completed in 2009. She remained at Seattle Children’s completing a chief residency year, becoming the first Native American chief resident. Dr. Bell is currently a pediatrician at the community health center, Odessa Brown. She is the site coordinator for pediatrics residents. Dr. Bell is a Clinical Associate Professor at Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington in the division of General Pediatrics. Additionally, she is the Medical Director of the Center for Diversity and Health Equity at Seattle Children’s. She is the Chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Native American Child Health. Dr. Bell also runs the trafficking workgroup at Seattle Children’s.
Dr. Sarah R. Lytle
Dr. Sarah R. Lytle is the Director of Outreach and Education at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at the University of Washington. Dr. Lytle is an expert in child development with more than a decade of experience in connecting the science to practice in the early learning field. She is experienced at communicating complex research in accessible ways to parents, early learning providers and policymakers. Dr. Lytle has a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at Temple University. Her research focused on infants’ and toddlers’ language development. Dr. Lytle is a member of the Zero To Three Academy of Fellows.
Dr. Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan
Dr. Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan is Past President of the Seattle Black Child Development Institute, where her primary focus was implementing appropriate learning environments for Black children and working with families and communities to increase their advocacy for their children. Her third book, Cultivating the Genius of Black Children, guides teachers in creating classrooms that support the learning needs of Black children and many other children with similar learning needs. She is Founder and Executive Director of Ashé Preparatory Academy, a P-12 inclusion school model based on cultivating genius for community action. Dr. Sullivan is co-founder of the Praxis Institute for Early Childhood Education – a diverse organization providing education and professional development. She has worked in higher education for 40 years as a teacher, researcher, curriculum developer and administrator and is a Past Governing Board Member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm PST
Toxic stress responses begin to explain how significant adversity in childhood becomes biologically embedded and influences behavior, learning and health outcomes across the lifespan. In this era of significant adversity
Toxic stress responses begin to explain how significant adversity in childhood becomes biologically embedded and influences behavior, learning and health outcomes across the lifespan. In this era of significant adversity (a global pandemic, racial tensions, economic disparities, political polarization), it is important to understand what the science of toxic stress does and does not say about the impact of all this adversity on children. More importantly a new, strengths-based framework is needed to clarify how to build healthy, resilient children in the face of such adversity.
- Define toxic stress and describe how it helps to elucidate “the problem.”
- Define relational health and describe how it helps to elucidate “the solution.”
- Define at least three components of an integrated public health approach to build relational health.
Presenter: Andrew Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP | Primary Care Pediatrician Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine Rainbow Babies & Children Pediatrics
(Monday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Save the Date – September 24, 2020 ACEs and Resilience Virtual Community of Practice Gathering hosted by Essentials for Childhood. Registration information and agenda coming soon! We are adapting to the
Save the Date – September 24, 2020
ACEs and Resilience Virtual Community of Practice Gathering hosted by Essentials for Childhood.
Registration information and agenda coming soon!
We are adapting to the new reality and coming together virtually while we remain physically apart. Join colleagues to learn together and process how we are confronting the pandemics of racism, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and COVID-19.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone working to build resilient communities, address and prevent ACEs, adverse community environments, and other forms of trauma, or to create communities where ALL children thrive in safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. Whether this is your first Community of Practice event or you have joined us in the past, we’d love to see you there.
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All Day (Thursday) PST
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Date: October 8, 2020 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PST We acknowledge that this is a difficult time for many
Date: October 8, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm PST
We acknowledge that this is a difficult time for many students and families in our communities, both here in Washington state and around the nation. And we acknowledge the ongoing injustices endured by the Black community and other communities of color.
COVID-19 has illuminated many areas of inequity in our educational system. Not every student has the same access online. Not every family has the support needed to tutor. We all have seen that in the last several months. But leaders in conversations around educational equity have long known that our schools are not equitable, especially when it comes to race. COVID-19 has given us an opportunity to have critical conversations and develop solutions together.
Join us on October 8, 2020 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm for a statewide virtual FREE convening around Racial Equity and Education. First, we will hear from Dr. Benjamin Danielson, Director of Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in Seattle, exploring the role of racial equity, diversity, access, and inclusion in our public education system. Then, join us as we break into groups to discuss the issue together.
“He’s one of my favorite people in the whole world — a gentle, quiet soul who speaks so from the heart, and has the ability to move people to address issues of equity and social justice”
— Patty Hayes, director of Public Health, Seattle & King County
Read more about Dr. Danielson here.
Register now for this online event.
(Thursday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PST
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