2024 Conference


Ingrid Anderson

INA 2024 Conference Speaker

Ingrid Anderson, Ed.D., is an Associate Professor of Practice supporting Trauma Informed Oregon and coordinating the Infant Toddler Mental Health Graduate Certificate and the Indigenous First Steps Project at Portland State University. She holds a Master’s in Conflict Resolution and Peaceable Schools from Lesley University and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She is the co-author of two books: Supporting Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Strength-Based Approach for Early Childhood Educators and Caring for Self: A Workbook for Early Childhood Educator Wellbeing.

Culturally Responsive Caregiving

During early childhood, children learn almost everything through relationships. As professionals, our work in responsive caregiving requires us to navigate and support families as they raise their children. We understand that each family has a unique view of social and emotional development; early mental health, comfort, and ideas about development may be very different from our own. This workshop explores how we support families as we recognize the cultural nature of development and how to support culturally respectful dialogues with families as we support children’s development.


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Jennifer Farlow

Charlotte Terrell

Cindy Wilkinson

Rachael Lubin

Denise Collins

Tiffany French

Tamara Gardner

Kenda Horst

Sheryl Cooksley

Celina Barnett

Takita Tunstall

Lydia Gray-Holifield

Aakash Goel

Jessica Rector

Sarah Washburn

Angela Johnson

Candi Vajana

Julietta Skoog

Debbie Saroufim

Leigh Roberson

Christa Nader

Briana Murphy

April Mitsch

Stacey McCormack

Tiffany Martinson

Kristin Mangan

Henry Lin

Ryan Jordan

Candice Howe

Dianne Cassidy

Yshai Boussi

Kimberly Bepler

Jam (Robyn) Anderson

Jackie Allison

Ingrid Anderson

Stefanie Hudgins

Patty Ross

Michelle Mintz