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Lessons from the Field 2018

This year’s Lessons from the Field will be held on October 29, 2018 at the Bunker Hills Event Center in Coon Rapids, MN and broadcast to sites across Minnesota. In collaboration with the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health – Infant and Early Childhood (MACMH-IEC) and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), this Lessons from the Field event will be part of the two-day “Minnesota Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Multidisciplinary Conference”.


Our Extension CYFC Scholar in Residence, Dr. Katie Lingras from the UMN Department of Psychiatry, will serve as the keynote speaker. The title of her keynote address will be: Responding to Challenging Behaviors: Considering Two-Generation and Infant Mental Health Frameworks in Early Care.

A multi-disciplinary panel of service providers will follow her presentation in order to provide practice strategies in varied settings and systems.

Learning objectives

  • Learn ways that research supports and informs the need to attend to parent-child relationships.
  • Explore strategies for addressing parent-child relationships across settings (childcare, early intervention, home visiting, child welfare, OT/PT/Speech, medical).
  • Promote and apply the need for reflection in relationship-based work.

Host sites

Site Host Site Facilitator Address
Bemidji Jen Grabow - jgrabow@bric.k12.mn.us Calvary Lutheran Church2508 Washington Ave SEBemidji, MN 56601
Cloquet Jessica Brown - jbrown@nlsec.k12.mn.us Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative 16 E Hwy 61Esko, MN 55720
Duluth/St. Louis Heidi St. John - heidi@northlandfdn.org Holiday Inn Hotel & SuitesLake Superior Room200 W. 1st StreetDuluth, MN 55802
Faribault/Rice Susan Prieve - sprieve@co.rice.mn.us Rice County Social Services320 NWFaribault MN 55021
Grand Rapids Lori Hendrickson - lhend@umn.edu NCROC - UMN North Central Research/Outreach1861 US-169Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Moorhead/Clay Carolyn Stradn - coordinator@claycountycollaborative.org Family Service Center Room 4, Main Floor 715 11 Street North
Slayton/Murray Kristin Deacon - kristindeacon@co.lyon.mn.us 3001 Maple Rd. Suite 200Slayton, MN 56172
Morris/Stevens Sara Croymans - croym001@umn.edu U of M West Central Research and Outreach CenterSeminar Room46352 State Hwy. 329Morris, MN 56267
Rochester/Olmstead Marilyn Deling - deling.marilyn@co.olmsted.mn.us Olmsted Co. Community ServicesRoom 1612117 Campus Dr. SERochester, MN 55904
St. Cloud Angie Klinefelter - angie@parentingpuzzles.com Quarryview Education Center800 7th Street SouthWaite Park MN 56387
Willmar Shery Johnson - shery.johnson@kcmn.us Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services 2200 23rd St. NE Willmar, MN 56201
Winona Judy Woods - JudyW@hvmhc.org Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center166 Main Street Winona, MN 55987

To attend at one of our host sites the cost is $25. To attend the conference at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids, MN please visit MACMH-IEC’s website.

Lessons from the Field registration

Find registration for Lessons from the Field and more on the MACMH website.


Thank you to our sponsors

The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal & Child Public Health
The Minnesota Department of Human Services
The Sauer Family Foundation
West Central Initiative Foundation
Southwest Initiative Foundation

General Lessons from the Field or host site questions? Please contact greif014@umn.edu.

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