2021 DWIHN/MI-AIMH Early Childhood Learning Series

The 2021 Virtual Early Childhood Learning Series with DWIHN 

This VIRTUAL training series is sponsored generously by the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Therefore, training attendees need to be employed by a Detroit Wayne Infant Mental Health program and a registration code is required to register. 

Important training details:

  • The Early Childhood Learning Series (ECLS) training schedule will be listed on this webpage – you can come here anytime to quickly see the schedule and links for more details
  • Each training will have a separate event page that lists all training details, including online registration once open and available (same as previous years)
  • A registration code is REQUIRED to register.  The code this year is: 2021dwihn
    • Do NOT share this code – this training series is funded through DWIHN and is ONLY for those IECMH professionals within the Detroit CMH system.
    • Type the code, do not copy and paste – sometimes it will not work when copied and pasted
    • The code is all lowercase, no spaces
    • Once you enter the code and submit – the page will refresh and when you scroll down the registration form will appear
  • Supervisors – you will be emailed a different code for Supervisor Only Trainings
    • There are additional Reflective Supervisor trainings that will be added – details are being confirmed
  • There will be a few more trainings added to the schedule, including a repeat of the 3-day IMH Introduction to IMH Theory & Practice for Home Visitors – details are still being confirmed
  • Volunteers – We are looking for volunteers to assist during virtual trainings.  MI-AIMH staff will still be on trainings but having a volunteer will be very helpful.  Volunteer role would include:
    • Being available to be on Zoom early and stay for the entirety of the training
    • Ensuring that attendees full names are showing throughout training as part of taking attendance
    • Assist trainers with technology and breakout rooms, where needed
    • Being available to assist with question and answer and monitor the chat for trainers
    • If you are interested, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/AUfHu1L26FLjpHJs6

Questions:
Training – Tiffanie Martinez, tmartinez@mi-aimh.org
Endorsement – Joni Zieldorff, jzieldorff@mi-aimh.org

2021 DWIHN/MI-AIMH Series

Date & TimeSpeaker(s)Title & DescriptionTraining Link
Jan. 22; Feb. 8 & Feb. 22nd
9am - 4pm
Carol Oleksiak, LMSW, IMH-E®; Kassandra Maple, LMSW, IMH-E®; Karol Wilson, LMSW, IMH-E®& Rebecca Wheeler, LMSW, IMH-E®An Introduction to Infant Mental Health Theory and Practice for Home Visitors

This three-day 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. ***This training is for those new to the IMH field and have not attended this foundational three-day intro training yet.
Registration is Closed - this training will repeat in the summer/fall. Dates TBD.
Feb.1, 2021
9am - 4pm
Julie Helmer & Rebecca Wheeler, LMSW, IMH-E®Learning and practicing observation of attachment behaviors using the Massie Campbell ADS

The Massie Campbell ADS is an observational tool that is scored by the clinician after a “brief” observation during a home visit. The Massie Campbell ADS is a scale using 6 basic attachment modalities that provides indicators of mother/father/caregiver attachment. The scale helps to screens for conditions as diverse as lack of infant responsiveness in autism or parental avoidance in child neglect. The scale is designed for infants and toddlers (birth to 18 months) and their parents/caregivers.
Registration is closed.
Feb. 25 & 26, 2021
9am - 4pm
Julie Helmer & Rebecca Wheeler, LMSW, IMH-E®PICCOLO 2-day Training
The PICCOLO is a checklist of 29 observable behaviors in 4 domains. It is reliable, valid, easy to learn and practical to use. The PICCOLO is a tool that can be used to assess strengths, reveal needs, and monitor change. In this training participants will learn about the 4 domains of the PICCOLO and how to score the domains. Participants will learn how to identify how each parent shows their strengths and strategies and techniques to support positive parenting.
Registration is Closed
March 18-19, 2021
9am - 12pm
Stephanie Grant, PhD, LPC, IMH-E®What About the Therapist? Pausing to Support the IMH Clinician During the COVID Pandemic

In this training, Dr. Grant will help us pause and focus on ourselves, our colleagues, and our staff as we continue to work to support babies and their families during this ongoing pandemic. Our current realities and experiences will be examined, as will how we can avoid burnout and overwhelm during this time as we care for others while experiencing much of the same stressors ourselves. Reflection will be encouraged.
Registration is Closed
March 26, 2021
9am - 4pm
Pamela Crljenica, LMSW, IMH-E® Understanding the Impact of Retained Reflexes on the Attachment Bond: A Guide for the Infant Mental Health Practitioner

The field of Infant Mental Health has long understood the critical importance of the infant-parent relationship to all learning and development. But what if something is interfering with that relationship that the field has yet to recognize? Infant Mental Health professionals have likely experienced the emotional and behavioral challenges associated with retained reflexes in the children and parents they serve without even realizing it. So, how does it impact the ability of the parent and child to build a secure attachment bond if reflexes, specifically Fear Paralysis and Moro, are retained? In this full day training, we will explore the role of early childhood trauma on reflex retention, learn how to detect if reflexes are retained and interfering with the attachment bond, and identify what you as an Infant Mental Health practitioner can do about it.
Registration is Closed
April 13, 2021
9am - 4pm
Julie Helmer & Rebecca Wheeler, LMSW, IMH-E®Learning and practicing observation of attachment behaviors using the Massie Campbell ADS

The Massie Campbell ADS is an observational tool that is scored by the clinician after a “brief” observation during a home visit. The Massie Campbell ADS is a scale using 6 basic attachment modalities that provides indicators of mother/father/caregiver attachment. The scale helps to screens for conditions as diverse as lack of infant responsiveness in autism or parental avoidance in child neglect. The scale is designed for infants and toddlers (birth to 18 months) and their parents/caregivers.
Registration is CLOSED
Parts 1 & 2: April 23 & 30 9am - 1pm

Part 3: July 16, 2021
9am - 12pm
Jennifer DeSchryver, Psy.D., IMH-E®Relationship-Focused Play Therapy: Working with Preschoolers & Caregivers

This virtual training will be offered in three parts:
Part I will focus on the development of play in 0-6 year olds to provide a framework for understanding our observations of play.

In Part II we will deepen our understanding of therapeutic play and how to integrate the principles of play therapy and infant mental health as a preferred intervention with 3-6 year olds and their caregivers.

Part III will provide an opportunity to come back together after time to put the training ideas into practice in order to ask follow-up questions and listen to 2 case presentations to help illustrate the work.
Registration is Closed
May 3-4 and June 7-8, 2021
1pm-4pm all 4 days
Faith Eidson, MSW, LMSW, IECMH-E®When Balancing Feels Like Juggling: Supporting Infants & Toddlers in Foster Care and the Many Relationships Surrounding Them

This training supports the foundations of applying IMH principles when working with children and families involved with the child welfare system, and was offered in Detroit Wayne several years ago. This is a repeat of that training with some minor adaptations. Those that have attended this training in the past are welcome to sign up again as a refresher.
Registration is CLOSED
May 6; June 10th; August 12th and September 16, 2021
9am-12pm
Carla Barron, LMSW, PhD, IMH-E® and Karol Wilson, LMSW, IMH-E®(Supervisor training) A Collaborative Space for Discussion & Deeper Understanding of Classic & Contemporary Themes in IECMH Reflective Supervision & Consultation

This reflective supervision & consultation (RS/C) training series will focus on classic and contemporary themes that have been identified within clinical and research literature and real-life RS/C experiences. ‘Classic’ themes include the influence of race, diversity, bias, and privilege within RS/C; the use of attachment, ecological, and systems theories to inform the development and use of the RS/C relationship within the field; and the roles of supervisors and supervisees in the creation of this ‘relationship for learning’ that supports professional growth and development. This training will allow for opportunities for conversation about these themes and identify ways
Registration is OPEN, link below
https://mi-aimh.org/event/dwihn-ecls-supervisor-series-collaborative-space-for-discussion-deeper-understanding/
May 11, 2021
9am - 4pm
Kristina Figaro, LMSW, IMH-E® and Chy'Leetzia Johnson,LPC, IMH-E®Training for IMH Reflective Supervision Providers ONLY: Tackling Hard Conversations in the Reflective Supervision Relationship

This training will focus on the provision of reflective supervision and we welcome those providing RS to staff, interns, or other programs such as Head Start, Early On, Parents as Teachers etc. In this training, we will talk about what gets in the way of us being comfortable to have hard conversations. We will consider the different ways we can approach hard conversations depending on personality, reflective capacity, our own comfort with conflict etc. Be ready to dive into conversation around power dynamics and relationships. This training will be very interactive with small group discussion and clinical examples.
Registration is CLOSED
May 20 & 27, 2021
9am - 12pm
Amy Delira, LMSW, IECMH-E®, Andrea Rodgers, MA, LPC, IMH-E® & Hannah Schottenfels, LMSW, IMH-E®Matters of Equity Part Two: It’s all within relationships

Considering closely what equity looks like in real time with families, the reflective supervisory space and within our professional community. We’ll explore specifically rupture and repair and moving through discomfort with case examples and group discussion. Together we will co-create what it means to be part of a culture that allows for equity and accountability to take root and flourish.
Registration is CLOSED,
June 21-22, 2021
9am - 12pm
Lindsey Biggs, LMSW, IMH-E® and Deborah Gershune, BS, MS, OTRLSupporting Feeding Challenges through Relationship-Based Approaches

Children’s eating and feeding behaviors are incredibly complex. Infant Mental Health and Occupational Therapy disciplines can work together to support the complex needs of infants and toddlers associated with feeding disorders/concerns. Through a holistic lens and understanding of children's eating behaviors, it can once again be highlighted that relationships are the foundation for all successful interventions.
Registration is CLOSED
Cohort 1: 12:00 pm-1:30pm Mondays
June 28 (this date will be 12pm-2pm); July 12; July 26; August 9; Aug 23; Sept 20; Sept 27
Amy Delira, LMSW, IECMH-E®, Andrea Rodgers, MA, LPC, IMH-E® & Hannah Schottenfels, LMSW, IMH-E®Matters of Equity Reflective Learning Collaborative Groups

We invite you for a ‘Matters of Equity’ Reflective Learning collaborative. This learning collaborative will be interactive in nature and will allow participants the space to reflect more deeply on Matters of Equity related to Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, the systems we are a part of, and explore how we might cultivate a culture of inclusivity within our field. These sessions will meet June through September, please do your best to attend all 7 sessions. You may register even if you did not attend one of the previous MOE trainings in order to register for this collaborative.
Registration is CLOSED
July 30, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sara F. Stein, MS, MSW, LMSWHolding Space for All the Ghosts in the Nursery: The Application of Trauma-Informed Parts Work to Infant Mental Health Practice

IMH therapists are constantly challenged to recognize, welcome, and participate in co-regulation of the parent-baby dyad. Yet, when a caregiver carries the burden of intergenerational or complex trauma into the nursery, the IMH therapist may feel disoriented or overwhelmed by the confusing and seemingly contradictory thoughts, emotions, and behaviors of the caregiver. The model of structural dissociation teaches that early attachment trauma can contribute to the fragmentation of self, so that various nervous system states (fight, flight, freeze, submit and attach impulses) might be easily triggered and yet challenging to regulate or integrate. Learning to track and resource the parts of self that correspond to these nervous system states can support both the therapist and client’s ability to reliably regulate into an optimal arousal zone -  “window of tolerance” - a critical foundation of all subsequent therapeutic work.

In this 6-hour workshop you will be introduced to trauma-informed parts work and the clinical application of the model for IMH. A combination of didactic learning and experiential exercises will allow for a deepened and embodied experiential learning.
Registration is OPEN, https://mi-aimh.org/event/dwihnecls-holding-space-for-all-the-ghosts-in-the-nursery-the-application-of-trauma-informed-parts-work-to-infant-mental-health-practice/
August 6 & 9, 2021
9am - 12pm
Karol Wilson, LMSW, IME-® (IMHM-C) &
Stefanie Hill, LMSW, IMH-E® (IMHM-C)
Physical, Psychological, and Emotional Safety for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Home Visitors.

This training will address steps to take when instances of intimidation, racial aggressions and racism, violence, and threats occur in a session. This training is for both IMH Home Visitors and Supervisors, as there will be discussion around the supervisor’s role in promoting all aspects of safety. This training will use vignettes and small group discussion to further integrate the material.
Registration is OPEN, https://mi-aimh.org/event/dwihn-ecls-physical-psychological-and-emotional-safety/
August 27 & 30 and September 24, 2021
9am - 4pm
Carol Oleksiak, LMSW, IMH-E®; Kassandra Maple, LMSW, IMH-E® & Rebecca Wheeler, LMSW, IMH-E®An Introduction to Infant Mental Health Theory and Practice for Home Visitors

This three-day 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. ***This training is for those new to the IMH field and have not attended this foundational three-day intro training yet.
Registration is Open: https://mi-aimh.org/event/dwihn-ecls-an-introduction-to-infant-mental-health-theory-and-practice-for-home-visitors-3/
September 13, 2021
9am - 4pm
Faith Eidson, MSW, LMSW, IECMH-E®Supervisor training: IMH Leadership

An opportunity for collaboration, clinical support and networking. Supervisors will be invited to learn and reflect together about the complex topics and dynamics that are always present for leaders. IMH Program Supervisors, stay tuned for additional details!
Link available soon
September 20 & 21, 2021
9am - 4pm
Julie Helmer & Rebecca Wheeler, LMSW, IMH-E®PICCOLO 2-day Training

The PICCOLO is a checklist of 29 observable behaviors in 4 domains. It is reliable, valid, easy to learn and practical to use. The PICCOLO is a tool that can be used to assess strengths, reveal needs, and monitor change. In this training participants will learn about the 4 domains of the PICCOLO and how to score the domains. Participants will learn how to identify how each parent shows their strengths and strategies and techniques to support positive parenting.
Registration is OPEN: https://mi-aimh.org/event/dwihn-ecls-piccolo-training/

 

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