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ERIC Number: EJ1125797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Reflections of a ZERO TO THREE National Training Institute Neophyte
Simpson, Tanika
ZERO TO THREE, v33 n4 p52-54 Mar 2013
In this article Tanika Simpson reflects on her experience at the 2012 three-day ZERO TO THREE National Training Institute (NTI) held in Los Angeles, California. The week began with a two-day pre-NTI retreat convening a national league of state Infant Mental Health Associations that are intensely committed to the work of implementing Michigan's Infant Mental Health Endorsement (IMH-E®) in their home states. Here the group of retreaters pondered and debated about the future of their league of states, how modern technology and the advent of social marketing will impact the infant mental health field, the importance of cultivating new leadership to carry the torch into the future, and the growing challenge of operationalizing reflective supervision in measurable terms; while still protecting the integrity of an intimate, transformative experience that yields immeasurable benefits. The retreat lead into the three-day ZERO TO THREE NTI. Simpson reflects on Rob Reiner's presentation of the Reiner Award for Advocacy on Behalf of Young Children to Robert Duggar, founder of ReadyNation; a morning science plenary session led by Pat Levitt; and an afternoon panel discussion moderated by Rebecca Shamoon-Shanock, featuring Alicia Lieberman, Cheryl Polk, and Howard C. Stevenson. Simpson concludes that the 2012 NTI accomplished its goal to connect, fortify, and revitalize a nation of people passionately dedicated to making life better for the country's youngest citizens, who have no voice or lobbying power in Congress, and for the people who care for them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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