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Infant and Child Development and Mental Health

This webinar provides an overview of infant & child development, social emotional development and mental health principals. Co-presented by Dr. Katie Lingras and Dr. Danielle Vrieze, Assistant Professors at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, listeners will leave understanding core principles of infant & early childhood development, knowing more about 'red flags' for concerns and ways to support children and families during development, and reflecting on how personal backgrounds and view impact understanding of child development.


This webinar is part of the Coalition's Foundational Training Series for home visitors. Practitioners and supervisors will learn critical information to inform their work and learn how implicit bias can impact working with families.

About the presenters:

Danielle Vrieze

Danielle Vrieze, PhD, LP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She works with children, adolescents, and families, specializing in working with preschool and elementary school-aged populations, at-risk populations, and diverse patient populations. Dr. Vrieze also co-directs the Early Childhood Program.

Dr. Katherine Lingras

Dr. Katherine (Katie) Lingras is an Assistant Professor and Licensed Child Psychologist in the Psychiatry Department of the University of Minnesota, where she specializes in early childhood mental health,  emotional/behavioral regulation concerns, and dyadic (parent-child) treatment. Her clinical work and research is focused on social-emotional development and building the capacities of the adults who care for them. Dr. Lingras directs the Psychiatry Department’s Early Childhood Clinic, which provides assessment and outpatient parent-child treatment, and also works within the community providing mental health consultation and professional development training in early care and education settings and primary care clinics. Dr. Lingras is a certified group leader in the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management training and has led child, parent, and teacher groups, and provided mental health consultation for HeadStart/preschool programs and school districts around the country.  Dr. Lingras completed her undergraduate and co-terminal Master’s degrees in Psychology at Stanford University and her doctoral work at the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Child Development, and is happy to be back in the Twin Cities after several years training and working on the East Coast.

Downloadable Audio File

University of New Mexico's Home Visiting Articles

Short articles written to address specific issues related to home visiting. They are designed for use by home visiting managers and staff as a jumping off point for discussion and the integration of learning

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