College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

An Advanced Overview of Early Childhood Neglect (Ages 0-3)

An Advanced Overview of Early Childhood Neglect (Ages 0-3)
Friday, October 18th, 2019
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Sabin Hall 203, UNI
Fee: $80   3 CEUs

Presenter: Matthew Vasquez, PhD, LMSW
Assistant Professor of Social Work 

This workshop provides participants an overview of the newest research regarding the effects of early childhood neglect (ages 0-3). The workshop will be structured in the following format: 1) A comprehensive discussion on the effects of early childhood neglect on infant brain development, attachment styles, emotional regulatory processes, inhibitory control, and social/relational functioning, 2) long-term mental health trajectories, which include discussion of reactive attachment disorder (RAD) and disinhibited social engagement disorder (DSED), and borderline personality disorder (BPD), and 3) a discussion of promising interventions that can serve to mitigate problematic emotional and behavioral disorders in children exposed to chronic neglect. Mental health professionals, educators, early childhood specialists, and child welfare workers are especially encouraged to attend. This workshop is open to students. 


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This conference meets the criteria of the Iowa Board of Social Work and the Iowa Board of Behavioral Sciences for 3.0 continuing education hours. If you would like to receive CEUs, please select the appropriate license and include your license number in the following space.

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Mail checks directly to the Department of Social Work at UNI:

Dr. Matthew Vasquez
UNI - Social Work Department Sabin, Room 249
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0405

A CEU certificate will be available to all attendees at the completion of the conference.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Matthew Vasquez (319-273-5892) or

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