Great Beginnings, Great Families Conference

Great Beginnings,
Great Families Conference

Great Beginnings, Great Families Conference

The 2021 Annual Great Beginnings, Great Families Conference (GBGF) was provided in a virtual format on August 17-18. Additional sessions were recorded & available online until the October 1, 2021 deadline. Special thanks to our presenters, virtual exhibitors, and to all who participated! Continue to watch the website for 2022 GBGF updates.

Maternal, child and adolescent professionals, advocates, support staff, and providers came together for this innovative virtual conference to improve the health and well-being of Montanans by increasing the efficacy of maternal, early childhood and youth programs throughout our state.  

Conference Goals: 
Connect programs, providers, and partners in early childhood and maternal, child and adolescent health (MCAH) systems ● Promote sustainability of MCAH and early childhood programming ● Provide quality professional development to the MCAH and early childhood workforce ● Enhance and promote strengths-based services for families ● Improve the social, emotional, mental, nutritional, economic, and cultural health of Montana’s families ● promote preventative and comprehensive care and programming

Target Audience: 
Parent Educators, Liaisons, and Advocates ● Family Support Specialists ● Home Visitors ● Public Health Nurses ● Registered Dietitians ● Early Childhood Providers and Educators ● Head Start Program Staff ● Social Workers and Professional Counselors ● WIC Management, Clinical and/or Support Staff ● Health Care Providers (MD, PA, NP, IBCLC, RN, LPN) ● Students ● Other Service Providers working with families, young children or women of reproductive age

Continuing Education:
The 2022 Great Beginnings, Great Families Conference will apply for continuing education. Once the applications have been received and approved, the final CE category hours will be posted on the Continuing Education page.

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