Dates: Summer 2020 Dates To Be Announced

Tuition Costs: $290/Medical Doctors, $220/All Others or $180/day

Housing Costs: $180/Full Program or $62/day

Who Should Attend: MDs NPs, PAs, Psychologists, Social Workers, Teachers & Counselors

Continuing Medical Education Units have been approved for this program!

Effective Interventions for Vulnerable Children and Their Families

This conference will introduce and explore multiple evidenced-based interventions utilized to support children and families whom have experienced various early adversities. Topics range from interventions to support the needs of children and parents/ primary caregivers to consideration for implementation of such interventions from a public policy perspective. The topics are geared towards providers of primary care, rehabilitation services, psychologists, social workers, educators, public policy personnel and care managers.

The Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center’s Childhood Development and Behavior Conference at Colby College is a program that brings a science and evidence-based approach to understanding interventions that endeavor to improve the lives of children with complex needs.  We have national speakers join with our regional and local experts and policymakers to bring science to service and policy.

As a result of attending this conference, participants will:

  • Learn new and emerging interventions that support caregivers’ ability to form attachments to young children, utilize emotional regulation skills in managing a child’s challenging behaviors, and obtain support for substance use disorders
  • Become aware of means to move effective evidenced interventions into broader public policy
  • Learn about the impact of in utero substance exposure and means to mediate exposures through early interventions that help a young child to grow and thrive
  • Understand the use of trauma-informed intervention in supporting multicultural refugee populations


The Edmund Ervin Pediatric Center
At MaineGeneral Medical Center the Edmund Ervin Pediatric Center, located at 6 East Chestnut Street, in Augusta, Maine provides a wide array of top-quality evaluation and treatment services for children and families. The center is committed to an interdisciplinary model of care, and services are comprehensive and trauma-informed.









Housing Information

Accommodations for registrants are available in the campus residence halls in private rooms. For attendees staying on campus, the lodging fee includes meals with lunch on the day of arrival and breakfast on the date of departure and use of campus amenities.


Housing Rates

$180/Full Program or $62/day













Summer 2020 Schedule To Be Announced







Questions about the Course

phone: 207-859-4730





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