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When Balancing Feels Like Juggling: Supporting Infants & Toddlers in Foster Care and the Many Relationships Surrounding Them (Parts 1 & 2)
This training will explore the unique needs and perspectives to be considered when providing infant mental health services to infants, toddlers and families involved in the child welfare system. Professionals supporting these vulnerable children and families find themselves struggling to balance the many needs of the baby, the parents and many caregivers and the array of professionals surrounding them. This training will cover assessment of parental capacity (i.e. what really is good enough?) and strategies for working with families who exhibit concerning attachment behaviors. We will use lecture, case material, DVD resources and small group reflective experiences to grapple with the complexities of this important work together.
Dates: Thursday, March 23, 2017 and Friday, March 24, 2017
Attendance is required at both days.
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Registration begins at: 8:30 AM
Presenter: Faith Eidson, LMSW, IMH-E®
Continuing Education Information – 11.0 training hours:
Social Work – Approved for 11.0 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 describe each category of attachment in observable behaviors in the infant/toddler.
- Participants will be able to articulate clearly why attachment relationships are key when assessing children in foster care.
- Participants will be able to describe the stages of attachment relationships.
- Participants will be practice viewing an IMH foster care case through the experience of each person involved.
- Participants will be able to articulate the trauma symptoms for infants and toddlers.
- Participants will leave with 3 concrete suggestions for best practice recommendations in IMH foster care cases.
- Participants will be able to name 3 evidence-based and/or research/supported IMH intervention possibilities for infants and toddlers in foster care and their caregivers.
- Participants will leave training with ideas for “words to use,” when advocated on behalf of infants and toddlers in foster care and their families.
Key MI-AIMH Competencies: Attachment, Separation, Trauma & Loss; Family Relationships & Dynamics; Infant/young Child & Family-centered Practice; relationship-based, Therapeutic Practice; Observation & Listening; Parent-infant/very Young Child Relationship-based Therapies & Practices; Responding with Empathy; Contemplation; Curiosity; Emotional Response; Parallel Process
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: March 16, 2017
For registration questions, contact Tiffanie Martinez at:
email@example.com or 734-785-7705, Ext. 7617