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Early Relational Health in Years 1-5 (with Tips on Talking About Israel)
October 12, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Unlock the secrets to nurturing your child’s potential! Join our free webinar for parents where we’ll delve into the fascinating world of early relational health in the first five years of life. Participants will learn about the hopeful norms of early development, explore emerging concerns, and leave with valuable information and practical strategies to support their child(ren) in forming secure, foundational relationships that will form the basis for lifelong growth.
Given recent events in Israel, we will also be incorporating tools for helping parents communicate with young children about the stress children will now be observing in their parents and faith communities.
Lisa McElaney is an Infant/Parent Clinician at the Center for Early Relationship Support at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Boston. There, she has worked on several teams as a home-visiting psychotherapist supporting new parents and early relational health. She is rostered in Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and trained in EMDR and other trauma treatment modalities. She is also a certified facilitator of Circle of Security-Parenting and Circle of Security-Classroom. Currently, she works as an I/ECMH consultant at Horizons for Homeless Children and Dimock Community Health Center in Boston, MA. Prior to becoming a counseling psychologist, Lisa was a public health researcher and developer of interventions to support maternal and child health. She holds a BA from Bowdoin College, an MFA from Columbia University and an MS in Mental Health Counseling from UMASS, Boston. She is a member of a culturally and racially mixed family and has three adult children who continue to teach her about the complexities of growing up in America today.