Staff at the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) recently presented at two national meetings. The work was completed as part of the Reflective Practice Center (RPC) at CEED, which aims to provide early childhood professionals improved support by offering research, training, and resources on a relationship-based professional development approach called reflective practice.
On March 20, CEED research associates Amy Susman-Stillman, PhD and Alyssa Meuwissen, PhD presented at the Network of Infant Toddler Researchers meeting, which was a pre-session at the Society for Research in Child Development biennial conference. The meeting was focused on defining and measuring wellness in the infant-toddler workforce. Susman-Stillman and Meuwissen presented about RPC’s work and a new study they recently launched with the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW), which aims to validate a measure of the quality of reflective supervision/consultation (RS/C).
On April 17-18, Susman-Stillman also participated in the Child Care Early Education Policy Research Consortium Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, where she presented on the impact of RS/C on the development and maintenance of emotional and cognitive skills that build practitioners’ resilience and ability to cope with challenging cases. The conference was sponsored by the federal Office of Research, Policy and Evaluation (OPRE).