News from Arizona Head Start Association

The Arizona Head Start Association (AHSA) is pleased to announce the

7th Annual Mental Health Symposium

This Symposium affords us all the opportunity to participate in quality educational experiences as well as establish and renew relationships with our peers. This gathering together with other professionals allows all of us to gain knowledge and strengthen our skills which support our collective mission of enhancing the lives of young children and their families in Arizona.

Sample of Symposium Topics

ADE Early Learning Standards – Self-Awareness – Recognition and Expression of Feelings – Self-Regulation – Attachment – Social Interactions – Respect – Approaches to Learning – Infant/Toddler Social & Emotional Development –
Positive Behavior Support – Power Struggles – Family Engagement – Home Visits – Yoga & Relaxation Techniques – Staff Wellness – Sign Language & Communication Strategies – Conscious Discipline® – Crisis Management/Crisis Intervention – Providing Staff Support – Social & Emotional Readiness for School – Classroom Management – Mental Health Screenings, Assessment and Referrals – Parental Depression – Strategies for Home Visitors – Mental Health Consultation in Arizona/ Smart Support – Violence Exposure – Reflective Supervision –
Curriculum Planning for Social & Emotional Development

Target Audience:
Teachers – Teacher Assistants – Home Visitors – Family Support – Behavioral Health – Administrators/Managers – anyone who works with children 0-5 or on their behalf.

Save the Date – October 17 & 18, 2013

Arizona Head Start Association
7th Annual Birth to Five Mental Health Symposium
“Social Emotional Development – The Foundation for School Readiness”

October 17 & 18, 2013
Desert Willow Conference Center
Phoenix, Arizona 85040

REGISTRATION available end-of-August at
AHSA Website
$135 one day or $225 two days

Click here for flyer

Call For Presenters

The Arizona Head Start Association (AHSA) is extending a formal invitation for your participation as a presenter for our 7th Annual Birth to Five Mental Health Symposium, “Social Emotional Development – The Foundation for School Readiness”. We want to emphasize the social, emotional, behavioral and environmental issues which impact young children and their families, especially as it relates to ‘school readiness.’ With your involvement we will provide our participants practical, hands on, realistic information & practices as we work with children and their families across all service areas.

July 26, 2013 Call for Presentations are due

Vendors & Exhibitors

Vendor OR Exhibitor – Application Form
SPACE is Limited

VENDORS: VENDOR Table @ $250 (non-refundable)
Additional Skirted Table @ $50 (non-refundable)

Additional Skirted Table @ $25 (non-refundable)

Only VENDOR registrants may sell products at their display table

One complementary meal & snack voucher per booth
Additional DAILY “Meal Voucher” ($75.00)

Vendor and Exhibitor Applications are due by September 30, 2013

About FSA

Home visitation & parent education programs providing a continuum of quality, research-based, & curriculum driven services to support families & children prenatally through age 5.
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