February 1, 2022 Communities of Practice: Available Behavior and Mental Health Resources ELRC Region 5 offers Communities of Practice (COP) for early learning professionals to discuss topics of interest, current trends in the field, and offer insight and inspiration to one another. In March, ELRC Region 5 will provide information about several of the behavior and mental health resources available to support their programs. We will briefly discuss with participants the importance of behavior, emotional, and mental health support for our youngest children to thrive as well as their ideas to help a scenario classroom. Representatives from the Rapid Response Team, Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC), the Alliance for Infants and Toddlers, and DART will share information about their programs with the participants in breakout rooms. Participants will have the opportunity to rotate through the breakout rooms to ask specific questions and learn about each organization. Registration is required for this session. 1.5 PQAS credit hours will be available. To receive credit, participants must complete the PD Registry Credit Request Form (in addition to the registration form). Registration Thursday, 03/17/22 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Registration For questions, please contact Holly Cessna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-812-1544. If you have any questions about receiving credit, please contact Allison Hritz at email@example.com.