William Sears, M.D. Kiti Freier, Ph.D.
William Sears, one of America’s most Dr. Kiti Freier is Professor of Psychology &
renowned pediatricians, is author of over 40 Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Public
books on childcare and Associate Clinical Health at Loma Linda University & Children’s
Professor of Pediatrics at the University Hospital in Loma Linda, California. She is also
of California, Irvine School of Medicine. A Associate Director of the Center for Prevention
pediatrician for over 35 years, he currently Research at Andrews University, Michigan and
lives and practices pediatrics along with his County Consultant for Infant/Toddler Mental Division of Children and Family Services
three sons in San Clemente, California. Dr. Health for San Bernardino, California. Freier is Early Childhood Education Programs
Sears received his pediatric training at Harvard a Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Psychologist
Medical School’s Children’s Hospital in Boston with an extensive background in high-risk infant and youth
and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, the largest children’s populations. Freier was awarded the Distinguished Service Award
hospital in the world, where he served as Associate Ward Chief and the Centennial Vanguard Award for her service in ‘Wholeness’
of the newborn nursery and Associate Professor of Pediatrics.
Dr. Sears is a medical and parenting consultant to Baby Talk
from Loma Linda University. Dr. Freier is a member of the National
Alliance for Drug Endangered Children and an executive board
The 11th Annual
“In Our Hands”
and Parenting Magazines. Dr. Sears is a fellow of the American member of the California Alliance for Drug Endangered Children.
Academy of Pediatrics, and a fellow of the Royal College of
Pediatricians. “Dr. Bill” (as his little patients call him) and his wife Jean McGrath, Ph.D.
Martha have been guests on over 100 television shows including:
“20/20,” “Donahue,” “Good Morning America.” “Oprah Winfrey,”
Dr. Jean McGrath is a clinical psychologist and
Coordinator of the Mental Health Assessment
“CBS This Morning,” “CNN,” “Today Show,” “Dateline” and most
recently the “Dr. Phil Show” where they are regular guests. Dr. Bill
is the on-line pediatrician for Parenting.com. William and Martha
program at the CAARE Center. Her clinical
interests include program development, Conference
treatment, and clinical training in Parent-Child
are best known for their Sears Parenting Library published by Little Interaction Therapy. Dr. McGrath is a key PCIT
Brown. For more information about Dr. Sears, visit his website at: trainer for the project.
Elizabeth J Roberts, M.D. Nancy Zebell, Ph.D.
MD Elizabeth Roberts, MD, is a board-certified Dr. Nancy Zebell is a clinical psychologist and
Psychiatrist and specialist in Child and Coordinator of the PCIT program at the CAARE
Adolescent Psychiatry. Doctor Roberts has Center. Her clinical interests include program
a private practice in Murrieta, California. She development, treatment, and clinical training in
Division of Children and Family Services
is also the Medical Director of Casa de Lago, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Dr. Zebell is a
an eating disorder unit for adolescent girls in key PCIT trainer for the project.
Riverside County Office of Education
Canyon Lake, CA and the Medical Director of
a Psychiatric Emergency Room for children
in Riverside, CA. Dr. Roberts has authored
several books including, Should You Medicate Your Child’s Mind? Linda Perry, Ed.D.
Dr. Roberts has appeared on The Oprah Show, Real Life with Mary Dr. Linda Perry is currently the Director of the
Amoroso, ABC News, and CBS News. Quality childcare lasts a lifetime
Riverside, CA 92502-0868
Long Beach Unified School District Head Start
and Early Head Start program. She has served
Chutima Ganthavorn, Ph.D as an education administrator for eighteen
Chutima Ganthavorn, Ph.D., is an advisor at years. Dr. Perry was named the 2007 California Saturday, May 17, 2008
University of California Cooperative Extension Head Start Association Administrator of the 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
in the area of Nutrition, Family and Consumer Year, her effective leadership has also led to
Sciences. She oversees two federally funded several awards such as the award of California
P.O. Box 868
nutrition education programs for low income Distinguished School and LBUSD STAR Pala Mesa Golf Resort
families and food stamp recipients: Expanded Elementary School. Serving as the LBUSD Head Start and Early 2001 Old Highway 395
Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Head Start Director. Dr. Perry is also a Professor at the California
and Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program State University, Long Beach. Her success as a university Fallbrook, CA 92028
(FSNEP) for Riverside County. instructor, led to her being honored as the 2005 Epsilon Pi Tau
Alpha Phi Chapter Distinguished Lecturer which was highlighted by
her lecture engagement In the Zenheng Provence in China.
CREDiT iNFORMATiON DRiViNG DiRECTiONS iMPORTANT iNFORMATiON REGiSTRATiON FORM
UCR Extension is offering half-quarter unit of credit for an additional fee. No on-site registration. 11th Annual
The Pala Mesa Golf resort is located at 2001 Old
For sign up information, call Dr. Margi Wild at (951) 827-5995. “in Our Hands”
Highway 395, Fallbrook, CA 92028. The resort’s toll One registration form per person (Copy this form for
CONTiNUiNG EDUCATiON CREDiT (CE)
free number is: (800) 722-4700. additional registrations.) infant/Toddler Conference
CE’s available for M.D./Ph.D./PSY.D, LCSW/MFT, and RN
Saturday, May 17, 2008
EDUCATiONAL GOALS/OBJECTiVES Registration will be confirmed via e-mail after receipt of
The goal of this conference is to provide an annual opportunity to review
From central/eastern Los Angeles communities and
payment on a first come first served basis. (Make sure Name: ______________________________________
current and emerging trends and evidenced based approaches to effectively the San Fernando Valley to include e-mail address on registration form.)
work with young children and their families to promote overall healthy childhood (As you would like it to be printed on the certificate.)
Take I-15 South and get off at the Mission Road-
• Participants will be able to identify the 3 primary methods and/or Fallbrook exit. Proceed to stop sign and turn right and All registrations without payment will be returned.
approaches to support young children during attempts to achieve mastery Agency: _____________________________________
of challenging developmental stages.
then first left on Old Highway 395. Continue for two
Cancellations must be received in writing and
• Participants will be able to identify key issues that impact parent’s and miles and Pala Mesa Resort will be on the right.
other caregiver’s efforts to support a child’s typical development, including postmarked by May 8, 2008. Address: ____________________________________
domestic violence, substance abuse, parental mental disorders, and
parenting history. From the Orange County area No refunds after deadline. Substitutions must be made
• Participants will be able to identify 3 environmental influences on before May 8, 2008 by calling (951) 826-6369. City:______________________State:_______Zip: ___
neurological/brain maturation that support or hinder typical developmental
About one to one-and-a-half hours. Take I-5 south and
trajectories. get off at Mission Avenue-Highway 76. Proceed east on
• Participants will be able to describe how to differentiate pervasive There will be a charge for returned checks. Daytime Telephone: ( ) ____________________
developmental delays, speech disorders, and language acquisition
76 for 18 miles. Turn left on Old Highway 395. Continue
problems. for two miles and Pala Mesa Resort will be on the left. Riverside County Office of Education provides you with a
• Participants will be able to describe the primacy and the qualities of the
certificate of attendance that serves as your permanent Email Address:________________________________
role of the parent-child relationship in the child’s developing ability to self-
regulate. From the San Bernardino and inland Empire areas record of participation and to verify professional growth
• Participants will be able to differentiate between challenging behaviors and hours. PLEASE iNDiCATE LUNCH CHOiCE:
those typical of developmental challenges, frustration, and mastery.
About one-and-a-half hours to a little over two hours.
Take I-15 south and get off at the Mission Road- Please wear comfortable shoes as some walking will
PLEASE NOTE: This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of Continuing Vegetarian option
Education Credit for MFT’s and LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Fallbrook exit and turn right. Proceed to stop sign and be necessary between workshops. If you will need (No selection will indicate chicken choice.)
Behavioral Sciences, PCE 3777. Provider approved by the California Board turn left on Old Highway 395. Continue for two miles assistance to and from workshop locations, please
of Registered Nursing. BRN Provider No. CEP 12790. Riverside County Dept.
of Mental Health is approved by the American Psychological Assoc. to offer and Pala Mesa Resort will be on the right. contact Leslie Nelson at (951) 826-6369 so that alternate
continuing education for Psychologists. RCDMH maintains responsibility for the arrangements can be made. REMiNDER: Please wear comfortable
program. This program is approved for 6 credits for PSYCHOLOGISTS. This shoes as some walking will be necessary
presentation is useful to Psychologists with extensive experience in the mental From the San Diego area
health field. The Dept. of Mental Health follows the laws, rules and regulations A limited number of guest rooms are available at the between workshops. If you will need
of California such as the Welfare and Institutions Code 5823, and the American About 45 minutes. Take I-15 north and get off at Pala/ resort for the nights of May 16 and/or 17, 2008 at a assistance to and from workshop
Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists (www.apa.org/ Oceanside Highway 76 exit. Turn left onto 76, proceed discounted rate of $169.00 per night. The rooms are
ethics/cose.html). MFT, LCSW, Psychologist and RN CE credits are sponsored locations, please contact Leslie Nelson at
by RCDMH, Staff Development at P.O. Box 7549 (Stop #3810), Riverside, CA west for 1/4 mile and turn right onto Old Highway 395. available until April 16, 2008 or until sold. If you wish to
(951) 826-6369 so that alternate arrangements can be
92513, (951) 358-7720. This is an ADA compliant facility. This is an activity Continue for two miles and Pala Mesa Resort will be on book a room, please contact the resort at (800) 722-
under review by RCRMC, a CMA accredited provider, if approved, physicians made.
attending this course may report 6 hours of category 1 credit towards the the left. 4700 and mention the group: Riverside County Office of
California Medical Assoc.’s Certificate in Continuing Medical Education and the Education – Children & Family Services, Infant/Toddler
American Medical Assoc. Physician Recognition Award. No partial credit for Conference. DEADLiNE: Thursday, May 8, 2008
FOR FURTHER iNFORMATiON: REGiSTRATiON FEE: $100 per participant
FOR CONTiNUiNG EDUCATiON CREDiT Please contact Heather Harris, Coordinator at (Includes: continental breakfast, lunch and parking.)
6 CE’s offered for: M.D./Ph.D. /PSY.D, LCSW/MFT, and RN. Check, Money Order or Purchase Order only - made
Pre-registration and pre-payment of $20.00 is required for CE’s. To register for EVENT SPONSORED By payable to: Riverside County Office of Education
CE’s, please complete the following CE Pre-Registration Form and submit with
$20.00 by May 7, 2008 to: N. Olsen, at RCDMH-QI, 3840 Myers St., Riverside,
CA 92503. Check only payable to RCDMH. No refunds after May 8, 2008. MAiL TO: Riverside County Office of Education - CFS
Attn: Heather Harris
If you have any questions regarding the CE’s, please contact Nancy Olsen at
(951) 358-7718 or firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 868
Riverside, CA 92502-0868
Phone: ________________________________________________________ Early Head Start
Discipline:__________________License #: ___________________________