Early Childhood Symposium


This event is sold out.


Offering Understanding, Opportunity and Hope to Meet Challenges of Childhood Trauma and Development

September 16, 2019 • Santa Fe, New Mexico

Our symposium is designed to help you gain awareness and insights into the complex issues of child trauma. Throughout your day with leading child psychiatrist and neuroscientist DR. BRUCE PERRY, you will explore the impact of abuse, neglect and chaos on children. Dr. Perry will address the developing brain, emotional health and development and practical approaches to working with children and families. You will come away inspired and prepared to meet complicated situations and difficulties in your own work with children. 

Anyone working across the spectrum of early childhood development – educators, social workers, therapists, policy makers and other professionals will benefit from this full day event.

CEU’s offered for Social Work (six hours), Infant Mental Health and Training Hours for Children Youth and Families.


8 – 8:30 a.m. — Check-in, Registration
continental breakfast, coffee and tea service

8:30 – 9 a.m. — Welcome and Introduction of Dr. Bruce Perry

Following Opening Remarks, Dr. Perry will lead the following sessions:

9 – 9:45 a.m. — Principles of Brain Organization and Development

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. — Relational Health and Development    

10:30 – 10:50 a.m. — Break 

10:50 a.m. – noon — Impact of Abuse, Neglect and Chaos  

noon – 1 p.m. — Box Lunches available on buffet in the meeting room
participants are free to eat in the meeting room or enjoy the courtyards/patios of the Convention Center

1 – 2:30 p.m. — Case Studies: Practical Implications for Working with Children and Families

2:30 – 2:50 p.m. — Break 

2:50 – 4 p.m. — Dosing and Therapeutic Change

4 – 4:30 p.m. — Symposium concludes with Questions, Answers and Observations


For more information, contact

Dr. Jennifer Duran-Sallee

Santa Fe Community College Early Childhood Center of Excellence