LICC Retreat

by KSDE Early Childhood Special Education

Meet Online
September 23, 2022 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Check In
at 8:15 a.m.

Course Fee


Course description

The Kansas State Interagency Coordinating Council invites families, professionals, and community partners who support children ages birth to five to join the Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC) Retreat. This virtual event will be Friday, Sept. 23 from 8:30-12:30. The purpose of this event is to learn about how to better support our young infants and children and to gather ideas that can be used in your communities to improve early childhood outcomes.  Topics and discussion will focus on family engagement and social emotional/behavioral support.  We hope you will join us! 


Kristy Cotton facilitates the State Interagency Coordinating Council and supports local councils. You can contact Kristy at or (785) 296-3953 with questions. 

Learning Objectives

Leni Swails, PhD is a psychologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. As a practicing clinician, Dr. Swails provides interdisciplinary autism evaluations and behavioral therapy for children. She is also involved in community outreach, training, and research activities related to evidence-based behavioral health for young children and those with developmental disabilities.  She is passionate about partnering with KS communities to provide continuing education in mental health care and ASD, with a focus on dissemination of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an intervention for young children (ages 2-7) with challenging behaviors.  She is a certified PCIT Therapist and Within Agency Trainer, and has spoken regionally, nationally,  and internationally on PCIT for young children.


Identify 3 strategies to improve behavior through positive attention

Identify behaviors appropriate for ignoring

Know what Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is and when to refer children/families


Peggy Kemp Ph.D. – bio 


Dr. Kemp serves as Co-Director of the Kansas Inservice Training System. Peggy has served in the Kansas early childhood system for more than 15 years. She has worked in the field of early childhood since 1984 and specifically in the field of early intervention since 1997. Peggy has a variety of experiences at the local, state, and national level. Peggy was involved in a variety of early childhood initiatives in Kansas. Prior to her time at KITS, Peggy served as Kansas Part C Coordinator, local Part C program director, early intervention teacher and early childhood teacher. Peggy spent the early years of her career within the military childcare system serving in various capacities including teacher, education specialist, assistant director, and center director. 


Peggy Kemp also serves as the Executive Director of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC), a position she has held since July 2016. DEC is the largest national professional organization for those serving infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities and their families. Peggy oversees the strategic direction of the association, serves as partner liaison with all national partners, and serves as content lead for the Executive Office. 


Peggy completed her PhD at the University of Kansas working under Drs. Ann & Rudd Turnbull. This experience strengthened her commitment to families and policy. Peggy’s commitment to families is both personal and professional. Her life experiences as a family member of persons with disabilities fuels her passion to support policies that enhance the lives of families.  



Title: Foundations - Parent-Professional Partnerships


Description: Communication, commitment, competence, advocating, respect, equity, trust...true parent professional partnerships require extensive skills in all these areas. What do professionals need to know and be able to do in early intervention/early childhood special education to truly engage parents, all parents, in partnerships that matter?




Identify resources that support professional acquisition of parent-professional partnership skills. 

Identify resources that support equity focused work in home visitation with diverse parents. 


Refund Policy

Registration may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the event for a full refund. Cancellations received within 14 days of the event will not be refunded. No-show registrations will also not be refunded.


September 23, 2022 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Check In
at 8:15 a.m.
Meet Online 4.0 Professional Learning Contact Hours
KSDE Early Childhood Special Education
Kristy Cotton
Kristy Cotton
SICC Coordinator

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