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ECI Speaker Series - 2021

Healing-Centered Interactions Across Early Childhood Environments

With Tena Sloan, LMFT

Tena Sloan

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 (3-4pm; SJSU Student Q&A 4-4:30pm) - Register HERE

ECI, in collaboration with ESAN (Early Childhood Student-Alumni Network), is honored to invite Tena H. Sloan, Vice President of Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and Training (ECMHC) at Kidango, to share her perspectives on making every interaction in early childhood a healing-centered experience. In light of the many persistent stressors facing families with young children in the Bay area and beyond, Tena’s talk will inspire all professionals working with young children and their families to make each interaction one that supports the wellbeing of the whole person.

Tena and her interdisciplinary team at Kidango strive to empower staff and families “to cultivate positive and inclusive environments, support the social-emotional health and development of all children in the classroom or home, and work effectively, responsively and collaboratively with children and families with mental health concerns, challenging behaviors and individual developmental differences.”  

Tena H. Sloan, LMFT is a fellow of the University of Massachusetts Infant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Program co-developed and led by Drs. Kristie Brandt and Ed Tronick. She also is endorsed in California as an Infant Family Early Childhood Specialist and Reflective Practice Facilitator II.

Tena strives to inspire connection, empowerment, compassion and wellness one interaction, one experience and one relationship at a time. 

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