The Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois (EITP) and IDHS Bureau of Early Intervention invites Child and Family Connections (CFCs) to join us for a Pre-Conference for Specialized Roles on March 23, 2022 and the 2-day Virtual CFC Conference, Life is an Adventure: The Good You Do Matters, on March 31-April 1, 2022. Connect with your colleagues in our interactive Zoom environments; listen and engage with an array of expert presenters; and learn from our collective challenges and successes. Featured speakers, Jody Urquhart, motivational speaker and comedian, will share some inspirational leadership insights to help us laugh a little and BLISS OUT, and Mr. Chazz, leadership speaker, early childhood educator and social media influencer, will help us to see and understand the behaviors of children and guide us to better support families and acknowledge the behavioral challenges that arise when working with young children and their families. For details on time, session descriptions, biographies of presenters, and EI Credit please refer to the Agendas.
This section contains handouts and resources from the 2022 Virtual CFC Pre-Conference and Conference. Please note that links will appear below only if materials are available for that session.
Materials and Resources
- Pre-Conference Session for Parent Liaisons facilitated by Zoubida Pasha
- Pre-Conference Session for Developmental Pediatric Consultants facilitated by Amy Cocorikis
- Conference Session with Jody Urquhart: BLISS OUT! Feel Good & Move Forward in Uncertainty
- Conference Session with Barbara Grant: Practicing Cultural Humility As Service Coordinators: A Lifelong Process
- Conference Session with Rebecca Molitor: Risk As An Opportunity for Growth: Navigating Conversations With Families
Conference Award Winners
This award recognizes an individual whose quiet daily organization or management makes everything go smoothly for everyone else. Without the efforts of this person, there would be utter chaos!
This award recognizes an individual adept at working with others toward a common goal. This person always seems to find the common ground, is respectful of others, and is explicit, tactful, and clear. Any team this person is on is the better for it!
This award recognizes an individual who identifies others' strengths and lets them know it! This person stays positive when things get hectic, keeps morale high, and helps others see the bigger picture.
|Dr. Tomacine Henek
This award is for an individual who has worked within the CFC office for less than 1 year. Although new in their position, this person really understands EI & the principles that support it. This person shows passion for their work and truly has all the right
This award recognizes an individual who can see a problem and is always able to come up with a solution. This person is positive, innovative, creative, and rarely come across a problem that can’t be solved!
||CFC 8 & 12