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Suspensions and Expulsions (S&E): The Impact on Children and Families and the Importance of S&E Policy in Licensed Early Childhood Settings.

Delaware Department of Education, Dover, DE.

October 2021.

The Pandemic Suspended and Expelled Everyone. What Can States Do About It?

Alliance for Early Success, Washington, DC.

July 2021.

Supporting Resilience in Black Families: Advancing Racial Equity in Early Childhood Mental Health Policy.

ZERO TO THREE Fellowship Retreat, Washington, DC.

May 2021.


Opportunities to Support Infants, Toddlers, and their Families in the American Rescue Plan.

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), Washington, DC.

April 2021


Parenting While Black: Black Mental Health Matters.

Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Boston, MA.

March 2021

Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health & Exploring the State of Babies Yearbook 2020.

Association of Infant Mental Health Tennessee, Nashville, TN.
November 2020.

Young Children and Child Welfare during COVID-19

2020 QRIS Conference, Washington, DC.
April 2020.

Promoting Children's Resiliency and Preventing Child Abuse during the COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 Groundwork Ohio Prevent Child Abuse Series, Washington, DC.
April 2020.

2019 Children's Policy Report: Results from Statewide Needs Assessment

Alabama Children's Policy Conference, Montgomery, AL.
August 2019.

Alabama Project HOPE: Addressing Racial and Health Inequities in Early Childhood Systems

HOPE Leadership Meeting, San Diego, CA.
April 2019.

Examining ACEs: How Relationships Shape the Brain of our Boys

2nd Annual Adverse Childhood Experience Conference, Oxford, AL.
April 2019.

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: How Relationships Change the Brain

Stepping Stones Conference, Birmingham, AL.
July 2018.

A Trauma Informed Approach to Development and Learning

Stepping Stones Conference, Birmingham, AL.

July 2018

Music, Movement, and Myelination: A Health Promotion Approach to Early Childhood Trauma

First3Years Food For Thought Series, Dallas, TX.
April 2017


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Lee Johnson III is an early childhood development and health education specialist with extensive leadership training. He specializes in child development, strategic and policy advising, and ensuring the advancement of public programs and policies that respond to the unique strengths and needs of and serve young children and their families.

Ph.D., Public Health Education

The University of Alabama

M.A., Health Education & Promotion

The University of Alabama

B.S., Early Childhood Education

The University of Alabama

A.S., Music Education

Shelton State Community College

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