Home visiting programs in the Family Strengthening Network just wrapped up the last of four regional workshops in Los Angeles County. Hosted by LA Best Babies Network and funded by First 5 LA, these conferences provide continuing education to staff from local Welcome Baby hospitals and home visiting agencies.
Dr. Deborah Chen, professor emerita in early childhood special education at California State University, Northridge, was the keynote speaker.
She discussed working with diverse families, including those with children who have developmental delays. She offered tips and resources on early childhood development screening and how to discuss developmental concerns with families.
Her presentation included helpful videos, which we have made available here:
Baby Steps: Learn the Signs. Act Early.
CONNECT Video 4.4: Starting a relationship
Developing Attachment: Rejecting a Baby’s Distress
Examples for Learning Activities: Bath, Diapering, Peek-a-boo
Example for Learning Activities: Mealtime
Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry