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What’s New in Early Intervention and Family Support presented by Jill Singer, Early Intervention Branch Head, Division of Public Health, Women’s Health Section , NCDHHS

When: Tuesday September 13,2016, 12pm-2:00pm, Lunch provided (11:15am –12:00pm)

WhereUNC School of Social Work Auditorium, 325 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC   Directions and parking

Continuing Education2 hours

Fees: Workshop fee is $35

Workshop is offered free of charge to current UNC SSW students, staff, faculty, and to current UNC SSW Field Instructors and Task Supervisors (obtain coupon code from Field Office)

$15.00 for Family and Community Members, $5.00 for UNC Students

Additional $6 charge for psychologists who would like to receive Category A credit (please bring $6 day of event)


Registration: Online pre-registration  (You may pre-register up until the day before to the program.)


PicThe North Carolina Early Intervention Branch oversees the early intervention system of services designed to support families with children ages birth to three who have, or are at risk for, disabilities. Research shows that this is a critical time period to make a positive difference in how a child develops and learns. Services are provided to children and their families through Children’s Developmental Services Agencies (CDSAs) across North Carolina. CDSAs work with local early intervention providers including early childhood special educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and health professionals to help children achieve developmental milestones and reach their fullest potential.



Jill Singer is the Early Intervention Branch Head for North Carolina’s Early Intervention System. Jill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with dual majors in Elementary Education and Psychology from the University of Denver, a Master of Science in Education degree, with an emphasis in Special Education and Learning Disabilities from the College of New Rochelle, and a Juris Doctorate degree from American University, Washington College of Law, in Washington, DC. Jill spent 10 years as a special education teacher in various special education settings in New York State. As an attorney she served as a special education expert, an educational advocate, and represented children who were involved with the abuse and neglect system in DC. Jill was also in private practice for 9 years, and served as an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) in the Child Protection Section of the DC Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for 9 years. While working as an AAG, Jill also became a foster mother. In 2008, Jill relocated to St. Thomas where she served as Assistant Director and Director of the State Office of Special Education for the VI Department of Education. Jill moved to North Carolina in 2015 and became the Early Intervention Branch Head for NC Department of Health and Human Services.

Handouts: All handouts for the event will be posted on this event’s page. [If Available]

Learning Objectives: 

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to

  • Participants will learn about the importance of engaging and strengthening families/caregivers to improve outcomes for young children
  • Participants will learn about the impact of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s) on infant & toddlers’ development, health, behaviors and later success in school and life
  • Participants will learn about a variety of evidence-based strategies that can be implemented by any adult to promote protective factors in families of children under 3 to increase children’s resilience



  • Webster-Stratton, C. (2015). THE INCREDIBLE YEARS® SERIES. Family-Based Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Large-Scale Dissemination, 42.
  • Rosenberg, S. A., Robinson, C. C., Shaw, E. F., & Ellison, M. C. (2013). Part C early intervention for infants and toddlers: Percentage eligible versus served. Pediatrics, 131(1), 38-46.
  • Webb, S. J., Jones, E. J., Kelly, J., & Dawson, G. (2014). The motivation for very early intervention for infants at high risk for autism spectrum disorders. International journal of speech-language pathology, 16(1), 36-42.
  • Hwang, A. W., Chao, M. Y., & Liu, S. W. (2013). A randomized controlled trial of routines-based early intervention for children with or at risk for developmental delay. Research in developmental disabilities, 34(10), 3112-3123.


Transportation/ DirectionsThe most reliable place to park is in the UNC Hospital lot on Manning Drive. Parking fee is $1.50/ hour. The Carolina Inn next door on Pittsboro has space-available pay parking for a flat fee of $20/day. There are also numerous “park & ride” locations in Chapel Hill, with bus service to (or near) the School of Social Work. Directions.

Payment and Refund Policies:  There will be no refunds issued, however you may transfer your place to a colleague or receive credit for future lecture. Please contact Barbara Leach at 919-966-0396 to make arrangements, or if you have any other questions.

Information on Continuing Educational Credit:

Contact hours provided for LCSWs and LMFTs hours

CE: Two Contact Hours per event

2 Contact Hours from UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work.

2 Contact Hours NBCC (provider #6642) The UNC School of Social Work is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.  

Each lecture is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Psychological Association and the UNC School of Social Work. The North Carolina Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The North Carolina Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Each workshop is offered for 2 Hours of continuing education credit.

Attendance Policy: – No partial credit will be given. Participants must attend the entire program in order to receive credit for Category A you must sign the sign -in and sign-out sheets.

ADA Statement: If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in this program, please call us at 919-966-0396 no later than ten business days before the program.

Additional questions? Contact Barbara Leach at or 919-966-0396


Register Here



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 – Field instructor/Task supervisor who is not otherwise employed as a faculty of UNC School of Social Work


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CAROL ANN HINCY 919-962-6540 or