Behavioral Health Initiative Webinars

Find essential information about our upcoming and past webinars.

Learn how you can participate in an upcoming webinar related to OEC’s Behavioral Health Initiative — or review materials from previous sessions, including video recordings and supplementary materials.

Upcoming webinar

We’ll post information about our next webinar soon.

Past webinars

A Place to Call Home: Addressing Housing Instability — Supporting Young Children and Families in Connecticut (October 31, 2023)

This webinar hosted by OEC focused on the impact housing instability has at both a national and state level. Participants were connected to resources and supports that help families experiencing housing instability.

The session included:

  • Opening remarks from Barbara Duffield, Executive Director at SchoolHouse Connection
  • Panel discussion
  • Special message from Elena Trueworthy, Deputy Commissioner of OEC
Related resources
Watch the Place to Call Home webinar (courtesy of the Connecticut Network CT-N)
Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC): Supporting Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness
OEC: A Head Start on Housing 
Head Start ECLKC (includes Head Start locator)
Head Start ECLCK: Family Support and Wellbeing (resources and supports
Birth to Three

Taking a Different Path: Supporting Positive Approaches to Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Programs (September 21, 2023).

OEC’s Behavioral Health Initiative hosted a webinar about reducing the use of suspension and expulsion in early childhood programs in Connecticut. The webinar addressed:

  • OEC’s new policy statement on exclusionary discipline
  • Disparities in populations most impacted
  • Resources to help programs adopt a positive approach to supporting social and emotional development
Related resources
View the suspension and expulsion webinar (courtesy of the Connecticut Network CT-N)
Read the OEC Statement on Exclusionary Discipline
Read the executive summary of the statement
Last updated November 3, 2023