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The Guidance Center, Center For Excellence

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Southgate, MI 48195 United States

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February 2017

Birth to Six Early Childhood Learning Series – DBT Skills and Concepts

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration for this event is currently FULL. To be placed on the WAITLIST, email Tiffanie Martinez at tmartinez@mi-aimh.org IMH Work When the Parent Has Borderline Personality Disorder: Using DBT Skills and Concepts to Support Regulation in Early Relationships Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills and concepts are useful tools to help increase sense of self in moms and babies.  Unwanted behaviors usually appear when emotion is intense, as often happens when parenting.  DBT concepts and skills help families have more control…

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March 2017

Birth to Six Early Childhood Learning Series – Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Foster Care

March 23 @ 9:00 am - March 24 @ 4:00 pm

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 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…

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Birth to Six Early Childhood Learning Series – Supervising IMH Court Cases

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE Supervising IMH Court Cases: Providing a Containing Presence at the Edge of a Cliff This highly interactive workshops will focus on a supervisor's reflective role in supporting supervisee's serving infant/toddlers and families with open Foster Care cases; partnering to identify and keep the complex needs of the infant/toddler at the center of multi-system cases.  Too often, reflective processing of frequently shifting uncertainties, ambivalent feelings, and sources of self-doubt becomes a shared experience of frustration that may threaten…

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April 2017

Birth to Six Early Childhood Learning Series – Pregnancy and Early Parenting

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE 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. …

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June 2017

Birth to Six Early Childhood Learning Series – Infant Parent Psychotherapy

June 22 @ 9:00 am - June 23 @ 4:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE Infant Parent Psychotherapy: The Practice of Relating, Tolerating, & Creating to Support Family Healing Infant Parent Psychotherapy (IPP) is a core component of IMH practice.  Drawing from the rich IPP history, this workshop will provide an overview of IPP principles and practice, and will specifically examine how IMH clinicians can use relationship-focused strategies to help caregivers remember, experience, regulate, and tolerate memories and feelings in order to facilitate the creation of new meanings and hope in current…

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July 2017

Birth to Six Early Childhood Learning Series – Climbing Mountains and Building Bridges

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE Climbing Mountains and Building Bridges: Essential Steps Toward Providing Culturally Informed Infant Mental Health Services This training will draw on professional literature and relevant research to consider the complexity and many facets of cultural diversity. Through guided interactive discussion that includes case vignettes, participants will reflect together on how the history of our experiences shapes our developing selves, including our beliefs, values behaviors and relationship based work with infants/toddlers and families. We will examine the ongoing process…

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August 2017

Birth to Six Early Childhood Learning Series – An Intro to Infant Mental Health Theory and Practice for Home Visitors

August 30 @ 9:00 am - August 31 @ 4:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE IMH 3-Day Training This training provides Infant Mental Health Home Visiting professionals the opportunity to share and learn about their work through video, group discussion, and clinical observations. participants will consider new ways of working with infants, toddlers, and families that support parent infant relationships. An overview of Infant Mental Health theory, attachment, strategies, assessment, and interventions will be discussed and practiced. Dates:  Wednesday, August 30, 2017; Thursday, August 31, 2017 & Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Attendance is required at…

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