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Family Time


We came back from summer hiatus and shared program updates.


MAY 2023

We celebrated Maternal Mental Health Month with presentations from Veronica Kemeny at Anchor Perinatal Wellness and Emily Odjaghian at Lucy Daniels Center.

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MARCH 2023

We partnered with the Attachment Networks of Connecticut and Manitoba to offer a joint event. Laura Porter of ACE Interface presented on Self-Healing Communities as a model for sustainable change. Find the recording, slides, and reading materials at the link.

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We learned about the EarlyWell Initiative, which is developing a family-informed policy agenda focused on the social-emotional health and well-being of infants, toddlers, and young children throughout North Carolina. Our featured speaker was Morgan Forrester Ray.

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We learned about Circle of Security Classroom Approach in North Carolina and the COSP Classroom Coaching Model. Our featured speakers were Jennifer Anderson, Marilyn Farrell, Laura Martin, and Asata Virgo.

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We celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month by focusing on how to best serve Latinx families and learning about programs available in the state. Our featured speaker was Sofia Moyano-Kleckner M.Ed, M.A, LPCC, LCMHC, Bilingual Child and Family Therapist at KidSCope.

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MARCH 2022

Our agenda focused on guided time in breakout rooms to talk about our work and think together about attachment work in our state.

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Our featured speakers this month were Melissa Radcliff, Program Director of Our Children's Place of Coastal Horizons, and Dr. Mary Wise-Kriplani, a clinical faculty member with the NC Child Treatment Program at the Center for Child & Family Health.

They presented on the impact of family separation, grief, and loss using an attachment lens.

Father and Children


Our featured speaker was Melissa Radcliff, Program Director of Our Children's Place of Coastal Horizons Center.
Our Children's Place of Coastal Horizons Center is a statewide program that serves as North Carolina’s leading advocate and education resource focused on children of incarcerated and returning parents.

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Our agenda focused on networking, with guided time in breakout rooms to make connections and build relationships.

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JULY 2021

Featured Speakers:

  • Charlie Slaughter MPH, RD, a Founding Member of the Attachment Network of Connecticut, shared his experience so that we could learn how other people have succeeded in similar efforts.

  • Sharon Loza PhD, Early Intervention Branch Head and Part C Coordinator for the NC Infant-Toddler Program and NC Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Association (NCIMHA) Board President, shared details about the IECMH Endorsement System plans for our state. In addition, she shared funding opportunities relevant to service initiatives for those of us working with young children and their caregivers.

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APRIL 2021

Kick-off meeting

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