A Deeper Dive: Birth to Five


Pediatric primary care providers see children up to 14 times before the age of five.

That’s why the earliest years provide so much opportunity to influence developmental and pediatric health.

This focused VMAP ECHO addresses infant and early childhood mental health concerns in busy primary care practices. With a focus on neurodevelopmental factors and implications, each session emphasizes the tools for early support and intervention.

  • Registrants may participate in an optional MOC-4 QI Project and earn up to 75 CE/CME points.

    CME/MOC package offered at a reduced rate of $50.

Join us Virtually

4th Thursdays | 12 to 1 PM
January to December 2024


Topics Covered

  • Primary Care Approach to Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood
  • Practical Tools for Early Childhood Mental Health Assessment
  • Recognizing and Responding to Early Childhood Attachment and Anxiety Problems
  • Dysregulated Anger and Aggression
  • When ADHD Symptoms Present in Preschoolers
  • The Impact of Early Childhood Adversity
  • Is it Autism? Early Warning Signs and Interventions
  • When is it More than Picky Eating?
  • Sleep Challenges in Early Childhood
  • Tantrums, Discipline and Spanking
  • Virginia Resources for Early Childhood Supports

Featured Faculty

Pediatric mental health experts from the fields of child psychiatry, psychology, developmental pediatrics, and integrated primary care will share their knowledge on early recognition and response, resources for parent and family support, tools to assess the severity of issues, and actions the PCP and family can take while waiting for services:

  • Beth Ellen Davis, MD
  • Mary Margaret Gleason, MD
  • Jackie Cotton, MD
  • Polly Panitz, MD
  • Regional care navigators