What About the Baby? Infant Mental Health Intervention During Pregnancy & Early Childhood
Pregnancy and early parenthood can be a time filled with expectation, wonder, and joy; as well as worry, anxiety, and fear. Expectant families referred to infant mental health programs are navigating a myriad of stressors, including poverty and trauma. Keeping the baby in mind throughout a pregnancy that is surrounded by risk and worry is difficult for parents and infant mental health home visitors. An understanding of typical responses to pregnancy and early parenting experienced by expectant mothers and fathers can provide a foundation from which to assess strengths and concerns related to the parent’s capacity to enter into a relationship with their new baby. This workshop will present information related to the psychological response to pregnancy and early parenting, with consideration of the risks and stressors infant mental health home visitors encounter in their work. Discussion of infant mental health intervention with pregnant and newly parenting families will be facilitated through group activities, video and case examples.
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Registration begins at: 8:30 AM
Presenter: Carla Barron, LMSW, IMH-E®
Continuing Education Information – 4.5.0 training hours:
Social Work – Approved for 4.5 Michigan SW CEU’s
IMH Endorsement® – Will count towards the requirements for the MI-AIMH Endorsement®
NEW! Licensed Professional Counselors – NBCC Hours – Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6867. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MI-AIMH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify three reasons why pregnancy is described as a “developmental crisis”
- List at least one risk to early parenting relationships at each of the following ecological levels: individual, familial, community/neighborhood, society
- Recall the four psychological factors important to consider when men and women prepare to become parents
Key MI-AIMH Competencies addressed include: Pregnancy and Early Parenthood; Intervention/treatment Planning; Observation & Listening; Contemplation; Emotional Response
Registration: This training is sponsored generously by the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA). Therefore, training attendees need to be employed by a Detroit Wayne Infant Mental Health program and a coupon code is required to register. If you work outside of Detroit-Wayne County and are interested in the training topic, please contact Tiffanie Martinez firstname.lastname@example.org, MI-AIMH Project Assistant, about the possibility of bringing this trainer to your area.
Registration deadline: April 5, 2017
For registration questions, contact Tiffanie Martinez at: email@example.com or 734-785-7705, Ext. 7617