State Agencies Launch Free Virtual Talks For Parents And Educators

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Experts on Parenting, Child Development, and Behavioral Health Will Offer Presentations, Answer Questions from New Mexicans 

The Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) and the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) announced Wednesday a series of Zoom-based presentations to support parents, families, and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first presentation will be led by Dr. Alicia Lieberman, the Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, and Director of the Child Trauma Research Program. Dr. Lieberman is the author of “The Emotional Life of the Toddler” and a world-renowned expert on relationships between parents and young children.

On Friday, April 24, from 11 a.m. – 12 noon Mountain Time, Dr. Alicia Lieberman will lead a Zoom presentation titled “Parenting Under Stress: What Parents and Young Children Need in Uncertain and Dangerous Times.” The presentation is primarily designed for parents who are home with children, but all New Mexicans are welcome to participate. Dr. Lieberman will open with a presentation, followed by Q&A.

New Mexicans can register in advance for this webinar:

After doing so, registrants will receive a confirmation email containing login / call-in details.

For New Mexicans who are interested in accessing this content but cannot attend on Friday, ECECD and CYFD will post the presentation online.

In the coming weeks, the state will host additional webinars with child and family psychologists from UNM, as well as other experts.