On-line course from University of Minnesota based on MI-AIMH Competencies

If you are looking for infant mental health competency-based learning opportunities, please consider these on-line courses developed by endorsed colleagues at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Early Education & Development (CEED):

CEED welcomes registrations for our fall 2011 sessions of online courses.
Our courses have easy online registration (check out our group

Continuing education certificates for 24 or 36 clock hours, approved and
issued by the College of Education and Human Development at the University
of Minnesota, can be earned by successfully completing course requirements.
Our online courses are also approved by the Minnesota Center for
Professional Development <http://www.mncpd.org/> to count toward career
lattice steps and approved by the International Childbirth Education
Association (ICEA) <http://www.icea.org/> for their members (ICEA accepts a
maximum of 24 clock hours per course).

Click on the links below to learn more about each course.

*Please register<http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=854768>as
soon as possible.

*September 19 to November 21, 2011 (9-week session):*

*Parent-Infant Pathways: An Educator’s Guide to Providing Information and
Support to New Parents
<http://www.cehd.umn.edu/CEED/onlinecourses/pip.html>*(36 clock hours)
Instructor: Jolene Pearson, B.E.S., M.S., IMH-E® (IV)
There are predictable times when parents will benefit from specific
information, insights, and support. New parents are especially eager to
understand their infant’s growth and development. The period following the
birth of a child offers a special opportunity for professionals to reach new
parents with important information and to build relationships. Parent-Infant
Pathways captures the key information needed by new parents, has effective
strategies and materials to impart this information, and explains how to
empower parents and demonstrate support.

The Parent-Infant Pathways course is designed to enhance the work of
professionals in the fields of early education, early intervention, parent
education, nursing, pediatrics, social service, and health care by providing
specific training around early infant development, parent education, and
parent-infant relationships.

Each pathway of information is supported by current research and reflects
best practice. Upon completion of the course, participants will be better
able to address new parents’ questions, thoughts, and concerns as well as
help parents more easily identify infant communication cues and

*Additional Courses Starting Soon*

*September 26 to November 28, 2011 (9-week session):
Prenatal Development and Its Influence on Child Development: A Foundational
Course on the Parent-Infant Relationship
clock hours)
Instructor: Joann O’Leary, Ph.D., MPH, MS

*October 10 to December 12, 2011 (9-week session):
Premature Babies and Their Parents: Information and Insights for Early
Intervention Personnel
<http://www.cehd.umn.edu/CEED/onlinecourses/prematurebabies.html>*(36 clock
Instructor: Jolene Pearson, M.S., IMH-E® (IV)

*October 3 to December 5, 2011 (9-week session):
Bridging Education and Mental

*(24 clock hours)
Instructor: Leah Hjelseth, MA

*October 17 to December 19, 2011 (9-week session):
Introduction to Infant Mental

*(24 clock hours)
Instructor: Marit Appeldoorn, MSW, LICSW


*More Information*

  – CEED online
  – Costs and How to
  – Register online<http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=854768>
  – Group rates<http://www.cehd.umn.edu/CEED/onlinecourses/registration/howtoregister.html>:
  There are discounted course fees for organizations who enroll a group of
  – 2011 CEED Online Course
  CEED Online Course

*Unfamiliar with distance education?* Learn how we conduct our online

*If you would like a sample syllabus or have questions:
*Please contact Karen Anderson, CEED online course manager, at 612-625-6617or

This announcement is distributed by the Center for Early Education and
Development <http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed>, University of Minnesota, 1954 Buford
Ave., Suite 425, St. Paul, MN 55108.