The EARLIEST Intervention: ACEs and Infant Mental Health
Participants will gain information about an emerging practice designed to provide an opportunity to reduces ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) in future generations by facilitating NEAR@Home conversations with parents enrolled in home-visiting services about their own ACE history.
Carol Young, LMFT, IMH-E® is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and is endorsed through Aim Early Idaho. She has served on Aim Early Idaho’s Board of Directors since 2011. She provides endorsement consultation and support to Idaho, Iowa, and Florida. Her work has been exclusively with infants, toddlers, their families and those who support them for the past 18 years. Carol also provides reflective supervision/consultation and training to other professionals working with young children and families.
Leah Niezwaag, LSCW is a licensed clinical social worker endorsed at Level III in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. Leah has worked in Infant Mental Health in a variety of settings as a home visitor, childcare consultant, and therapist. Currently, Leah serves as one of two NEAR@Home facilitators in Idaho, who support early childhood home visiting programs in utilization of the NEAR@Home Toolkit to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in home visits.