Promoting Healthy Emotional Development in Toddlers and Preschoolers

Early childhood is a crucial stage of development for fostering healthy attachment relationships and for learning healthy ways of regulating emotions. Pediatric primary care is usually the first point of contact for many parents/caregivers with concerns about their child’s emotional development and specifically for questions about how to manage their young child’s tantrums. Many parents/caregivers have a hard time determining what is developmentally appropriate behavior and what might be a sign of a more serious developmental or emotional problem. Pediatricians are in the role of screening emotional development in young children, providing parent guidance, and referring to specialists when needed. Dr. Chiappa has extensive experience working as a Clinical Psychologist integrated into pediatric primary care settings, and she will teach us the neurobiological underpinnings of tantrums, how to assess for more serious mental health issues in young children, and how to coach parents with effective emotion regulation strategies.

Target Audience

This program is intended for: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and licensed mental health counselors

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the basic neurobiology of tantrums and emotion regulation with caregivers of toddlers and preschoolers.
  • Explain caregiver interventions for both internalizing and externalizing behavior in toddlers and preschoolers.
  • Assess for more serious mental health issues in toddlers and preschoolers, and identify when referral for specialist is needed.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 LMHC

    MaMHCA, and its agent, MMCEP has been designated by the Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Service Professions to approve sponsors of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for licensure renewal, in accordance with the requirements of 262 CMR 1.00.

    This program has been approved for 1.00 CE credit for Licensed Mental Health Counselors MaMHCA.

    Authorization number: PENDING

  • 1.00 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 1.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number PENDING

  • 1.00 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

Course opens: 
12/28/2020
Course expires: 
04/05/2021
Rating: 
0

Speaker(s)

Available Credit

  • 1.00 LMHC

    MaMHCA, and its agent, MMCEP has been designated by the Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Service Professions to approve sponsors of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for licensure renewal, in accordance with the requirements of 262 CMR 1.00.

    This program has been approved for 1.00 CE credit for Licensed Mental Health Counselors MaMHCA.

    Authorization number: PENDING

  • 1.00 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 1.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number PENDING

  • 1.00 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

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Planners

David H. Rubin, MD, reviewer
Jane Pimental, MPH
Clovene Campbell, M.D., FAAP
Rachel Bedick, LICSW
Susan E. Sprich, PhD, psychologist reviewer

Disclosure Information

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Commercial Interest

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Relevant financial relationships 

ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant.  Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME defines “’relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of this activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:

Susan Sprich, PhD

Royalties (Co-Author): Oxford University Press
Royalties (Co-Edited Book): Springer
Honoraria (Associate Editors): Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

All other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.


Hardware/Software Specifications

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Optimal System Configuration

Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

Windows PC:500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit