2015 Summit Highlights
A Message from Executive Director Camille Maben
Thank you to those who attended the 2015 Child Health, Education, and Care Summit on February 10-12, with a special appreciation to attendees who took the time to complete the on-line survey. Your comments and suggestions are invaluable.
During the three days, we had nearly 1,000 participants from a variety of backgrounds listen to keynote speakers and panelists, pre-summit workshops and sessions. In addition, the California State Library hosted a screening of the PBS Documentary Series, "The Raising of American: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation." It was gratifying to see the diversity among so many professionals working together to support the health and well-being of California's children and their families.
I'd like to share with you the following interesting results and feedback we received from the evaluation survey:
We are eager to begin work on the 2016 Child Health, Education, and Care Summit, and hope to see you all there!
2015 Keynotes and Featured Presentations
Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is the founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW). She has earned international attention for her innovative approach to addressing adverse childhood experiences as a risk factor for adult disease such as heart disease and cancer. Her work has demonstrated that it’s time to reassess the relationship between poverty, child development, and health, and how the practical applications of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study can improve health outcomes.
Dowell Myers, Ph.D.
Dowell Myers is a professor of policy, planning, and demography at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, where he also directs the USC PopDynamics Research Group. Professor Myers is an interdisciplinary scholar well known for his research on the interaction between demographics and many aspects of public policy. His work emphasizes the current generational transition underway between the aging baby boomers, who are beginning to retire, and a younger, more diverse generation that is now being educated to replace them in the work force, among the taxpayers, and in the housing market. He is a leading authority on the California population, whose racial, immigrant, and political changes precede the nation’s by two decades or more. Dr. Myers is the author of the award-winning book Immigrants and Boomers: Forging a New Social Contract for the Future of America. Myers holds his Ph.D. from MIT and a Master of City Planning from UC Berkeley.
Ross A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Dr. Ross Thompson, a developmental psychologist, studies early parent-child relationships, the development of emotion understanding and regulation, conscience development, prosocial motivation, and the growth of self-understanding in young children. He is broadly concerned with the development of constructive social motivation early in life. Recent studies have examined, for example, how the content and structure of early parent-child conversation shapes young children’s developing understanding of emotion, morality, and self. Dr. Thompson also works on the applications of developmental research to public policy concerns, including school readiness and its development, early childhood investments, child abuse prevention, families in divorce, and early mental health. He has written in a large variety of public and policy forums about these topics.
Neera Tanden is the President of the Center for American Progress. Ms. Tanden previously was senior advisor for health reform at the Department of Health and Human Services, advising Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and working on President Obama’s health reform team to develop and pass the Affordable Care Act. Prior to that, Tanden was the director of domestic policy for the Obama-Biden campaign, managing all domestic policy proposals. She served as policy director for the first Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, and was associate director for domestic policy and Senior Advisor to the First Lady in the Clinton administration.
Delaine Eastin served as the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) for eight years from 1995 to 2003, the first and only woman in history elected to that position. Prior to serving as SPI, Delaine served eight years in the California State Assembly where she chaired several committees, including the Education Committee. After retiring as SPI, Delaine was the first Executive Director of the National Institute for School Leadership in Washington, D.C. and then a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Educational Leadership at Mills College in Oakland.
Ted Lempert is the President of Children Now, a national research and advocacy organization based in Oakland, California. He is also a Lecturer in the Political Science Department at UC Berkeley. Previously, Mr. Lempert was the founding CEO and co-founder of EdVoice, a California education reform organization and also was a California State Assemblymember representing San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties from 1996 to 2000 and 1988 to 1992.
2015 Session Presentations
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1A Partnering with Home Visiting: Best Practices for Critical Family Services
- Kristen Rogers, California Department of Public Health
Joyce Ash, Foothills & Truckee Healthy Babies Program
- Kathryn O’Malley, Nurse Family Partnership
- Bea Moniz, San Diego County Health and Human Services
- Denise Hobbs, Maternal Child Adolescent Health Services
- Anna Gruver, Alameda County Public Health Department
- Diana Lynn Barnes, The Center for Postpartum Health
- Marta Flax Tilling, Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County
Angie Dillon-Shore, Sonoma County Human Services
- Linda Joy Landry, Family Resource Centers Network of California
Debra Sarmento, Family Resource Centers Network of California
- Patsy Hampton, California Project LAUNCH and Help Me Grow California
Loren Farrar, Help Me Grow Alameda
Rebecca Hernandez, Help Me Grow Orange County
Debbi Davis, Children's Nurturing Project
- Joshua D. Sparrow, MD, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Boston Children's Hospital
Kathleen Guerrero, First 5 El Dorado County
Carolyn Brooks, El Dorado Hills Branch Library
Suzanne Flint, California State Library
Handout: Project Link Issue Brief
Anna Maeve Potere, Ounce of Prevention Fund
Claudia Cattage, Chicago Illinois Educare Early Child Care Centre
Handout: Trauma Informed Caregiving: Addressing the Needs of Young Children in Foster Care
Cherie Schroeder, Woodland Community College
Juline Aguilar, Foster and Kinship Care Education
Regan Overholt, First 5 Yolo County
- Laurie Prusso, Modesto Junior College
Anne E. Campbell, San Mateo County Office of Education
Kitty Lopez, First 5 San Mateo County
Erica K. Wood, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
- Ruth Newton, SAY San Diego Extended Day Childcare Program
Khawla Suleiman, Pediatric Developmental Services Department
- Alise Paillard, Solutions to Advance Learning Utilizing Technology
Wanda Davis, First 5 Contra Costa County
- Kathryn Lindholm-Leary, San Jose State University
Betsy Nikolchev, Family Engagement Institute, Foothill College
Carmen Ponce, Stretch to Kindergarten and Early Learning Programs
Handout: Resources, Research, & Organizations Supporting Campus Child Care
Sydney Fisher Larson, College of the Redwoods, California Community College Early Childhood Educators
Patty Scroggins, Yosemite Community College District--Child Development Training Consortium
- Maureen Harrington, MPH, University of Pacific School of Dentistry
Jenny Kattlove, Strategic Health Initiatives, The Children's Partnership
- Gary Thompson, Alameda County Public Health Department
Tim Roberts, Alameda County Social Services Agency
- Edith Garcia, Los Angeles Universal Preschool
Nidia Hernandez, Los Angeles Universal Preschool
4C Powered Up Partnerships: Improve Your Reach and Impact – Collaborate with Women, Infants, and Children!
- Karen Farley, California Women, Infants, and Children Association
Tracie Barrow, County of Sonoma
Samar McGregor, Public Health Foundation WIC Program
Mary Jane Kiefer, Contra Costa County WIC Program
Susan Cooper, Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County
- Nina Alcaraz, First 5 Monterey County
Marcie Castro, Early Childhood Development Initiative
Edward Moreno, Monterey County Health Department
Francine Rodd, First 5 Monterey County
- Donald Miller, Children's Primary Care Medical Group
Tara Milbrand, American Academy of Pediatrics
Bronwen Anders, University of California, San Diego
- Jyothi Marbin, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
Elisa Tong, University of California Tobacco Cessation Network
- Asa Bradman, Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health
Bobbie Rose, California Childcare Health Program
Phil Boise, Green Care for Life
Eileen Monahan, First 5 Santa Barbara County
Ellen Dektar, Alameda County Early Care and Education Planning Council
Kimberly Hazard, Greening Preschools Program
Kathy Tama, Early Childhood Education Initiatives