Children Foundation Conference, 5-9-14 @ Montclair State University

The Power of Formative Experiences:
What We Need to Learn and Experience to be Healthy Caregivers

Friday, May 9, 2014
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Montclair State University
University Hall Conference Center
Co-sponsored by:
The Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health (CAECMH),<>
Children’s Aid and Family Services, Inc.,<> New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health<>, West Bergen Mental Healthcare<>, and Youth Consultation Service<>

Dr. Cynthia J. Ewell Foster, Director
University Center for the Child and the Family, University of Michigan
Connectedness to Family, School, and Community: Long-term Perspectives on Protecting Our Youth
Dr. J. Kevin Nugent
Brazelton Institute,
University of Massachusetts
Harvard University
What Infants Can Teach us about Human Development
Gerard Costa, Ph.D., Director
Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health, Montclair State University
How to Form the Capacities for Empathy and Care in Our Helpers

Call  973-655-6685 with any questions.

Montclair University Presents A Conversation With Dr. June Moss Handler, 4-15-14

A Conversation with

Dr. June Moss Handler

Interviewed by

Dr. Arlene Martin

Executive Director, PINJ

 April 15, 2014,  2:30 – 4:30 PM 

Montclair State University University Hall – 1020

For more than four decades, Dr. Handler dedicated her life to best practices in infant and early childhood care and education.  As Professor Emerita in Early Childhood Education at Kean University, she educated generations of leaders in the field. She is the primary Co-Founder of CITE – the Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators. An authentic social activist, she convinced Crayola to change their “flesh” color to “peach” – because skin is of many colors!  Through her infectious hope, magic and excitement to see beyond the horizon, and her insistence that infants and toddlers be recognized as unique members of society, she has given a voice to those who have none. Her book, Infants and Toddlers as Members, Makers, Interpreters: A Philosophical Journey, remains a record of the deepest respect and insights about infants and young children.

Understanding Childhood Anxiety – 3-11-14, Upper Saddle River

Courtesy of Anne Marie Kennedy, Upper Saddle River Parent & Educational Support Group

On Tuesday, March 11th, the Upper Saddle River Parent & Educational Support Group presents

 “Understanding Childhood Anxiety”

Our speaker is Dr. Ilene Rabinowitz, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist.  Many children suffer from anxiety.  Dr. Rabinowitz will discuss general anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and related anxiety disorders.

This presentation will cover:

  • ·         How to identify and treat anxiety disorders; and
  • ·         What parents and schools can do to help.

DATE:   Tues., March 11th

TIME:    7:00pm

PLACE:  Upper Saddle River Library

245 Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, NJ

Advance registration is not necessary.  This meetingg. is open to parents and professionals.  More details a below: