Crowne Plaza at the Crossings
801 Greenwich Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
Presented by Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health and Bradley Hospital
This full day conference on early brain and child development aims to address health and mental health outcomes in
vulnerable infants, toddlers and families and to better support the knowledge base of Rhode Island’s multi-disciplinary workforce who serve infants,
toddlers, preschoolers and their families. Our goal is that these collaborative actions steps will result in building blocks of information learned and
lead to next steps to maintain a strong state system to support young children and their families.
9 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 3:30 p.m.
This presentation will begin by using the recent policy brief
published by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a starting point. A
first focus will be on
defining toxic stress and trauma in early childhood; from there, the
concept of resilience to risk will be reviewed using the framework of
neurobiology and the story of Tonier Cain as captured in the
documentary Healing Neen (which will be viewed). From there clinical
how to break the cycle of relational trauma will be the focus. The
utility of organizing assessment and intervention in infancy and early
attachment theory and methods will be presented. The Circle of
Security framework will be used to assist clinical understanding.
Narrative interviews and
relational assessment devices will be reviewed and examples of their
usefulness in defining problems for intervention and treatment
approaches will be
presented using case material.
Speaker: Neil Boris, MD
Neil Boris, MD is a professor at the University of Central Florida in the department of psychiatry and is chief of behavioral health at Nemours Hospital in Orlando. Boris' work focuses on the social and emotional development of high-risk children, including those under five years of age.
Boris' research has ranged
from studying early intervention programs serving high-risk families in the U.S. to capturing the impact of community-based programs for orphans in Rwanda
and Malawi. His clinical work has been equally wide ranging, from involvement with programs focused on young maltreated children to children with
life-threatening illnesses and those with substance-abusing parents.
Learning objectivesAt the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
12 -1 p.m.
Chaired by Kristine Campagna, MEdThis discussion will give an overview of current home visiting programs, including the nationally-recognized evidence-based programs of Nurse-Family Partnership, Healthy
Families America, and Parents as Teachers programs, and the emerging home visiting system in Rhode Island. Topics covered include what happens on a home
visit and national and state outcomes from evidence-based home visiting. We will also discuss other key parts of the home visiting system for new families
including First Connections, Early Head Start, Early Intervention and Youth Success. Several brief case studies of families benefiting from
home visiting programs will be shared.
Kristine Campagna, M.Ed, Chief, Program DevelopmentRhode Island Department of Health Perinatal and Early Childhood TeamKristine Campagna has a masters in education from Rhode Island College. She has over 20 years of experience managing and implementing community based maternal child health programs. She is currently the manager of home visiting and early childhood development screening and follow-up within the division of community, family health and equity, at the Rhode Island Department of Health.
Learning ObjectivesAt the conclusion of this session participants should be able to:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society through the
joint sponsorship of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide
continuing medical education for physicians.
Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The state of Rhode Island acknowledges CME physician credit toward a psychologist’s continuing education requirements for licensure, including: “Any
continuing education program relevant to psychology and sponsored or approved by the Rhode Island Medical Society, other state medical society, or
medical school (and its affiliated training institutions) that has an American Psychology Association (APA) approved post-doctoral program in
CEUs for this event have been submitted, pending approval by the National Board for Social Work (NASW), designating this live activity for a maximum of
6.0 continuing education credits for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.
This continuing nursing education activity is pending approval for 6.0 contact hours through the Rhode Island State Nurses Association (RISNA), an
accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s commission on accreditation.
To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Rhode Island Hospital CME office at 401-444-4260.