Moving On: Professional Boundaries and Transitions in Early Intervention, Education, and Care
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Course #: WEB010
Time: 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. CT
Credit Available: 0.2 CEUs; 1.5 SWCEUs; Approval pending from Illinois Early Intervention Training Project
Transitions in care are inevitable in work with young children and families. However, our more recent understanding about the need for primary providers and the continuity of care have created systems where many of our relationships with children and families are lasting longer and are often growing to be deeper than in the past. This workshop will look at both sides of professional boundaries — why they are so important because of how they help and support us, as well as why they sometimes feel so challenging to maintain — and then consider them even further in the context of these transitions within and across service delivery systems. Participants will be able to participate in an interactive discussion about how they support transitions so that all participants leave with a renewed sense of professional responsibility and also a collection of strategies to help them ease the transition process within their role with young children and families.
Instructors:Jennifer Kemp, M.S.
Jennifer Kemp, M.S., earned a master's degree in child development from Erikson Institute. With more than 15 years working in the early childhood field, Kemp has deep experience as a child life specialist and a developmental therapist. She is currently the infant studies certificate programs manager, as well as an Erikson instructor.