Recent staff accomplishments

Alyssa Meuwissen, PhD, and Beth Menninga, relationship-based professional development manager at the Center for Inclusive Child Care, presented “Moving through the Pandemic with Resiliency” at the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH) Annual Infant and Early Childhood Conference, November 6-8, 2022. They explored the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on young children’s development of social skills and discussed ways to support children and families and foster resilience. This presentation was based in part on information Meuwissen shared in “Social Skill Development of Young Children Amid the Pandemic,” published in Zero to Three Journal on March 14, 2022.

Meredith Reese; Mary McEathron, PhD; and Ann Bailey, PhD, presented a roundtable on “The Challenges of Influencing Multi-tiered Changes within a Statewide Program” at (Re)shaping Evaluation Together, the November 7-12, 2022, conference of the American Evaluation Association. They discussed the challenges and learning opportunities that evaluators encounter when working within a long-established statewide system, in particular when the evaluation prompts changes to the system.

Christopher Watson, PhD, Meuwissen, and coauthors published “Essential Elements of Reflective Supervision and Consultation: The RIOS™ Framework” in Zero to Three Journal. The article describes how reflective supervision fits into the broader context of reflective practice and gives an account of the origin and purpose of the RIOS™.  
Meuwissen coauthored “Parenting in Context: A Systematic Review of the Correlates of Autonomy Support,” published in the December 2022 issue of the Journal of Family Theory & Review. The paper synthesized findings from 63 studies that investigated the factors that influence autonomy-supportive parenting. She also coauthored “Demographic and Psychological Factors that Predict Retention in Infant Mental Health Home Visiting,” a paper that looked at how demographic characteristics and mental health concerns related to maternal participation in a home visiting program. This paper appears in the current issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly

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