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DATE CHANGED to Tuesday August 25th
IMH Statewide Training
An In-depth Exploration of Early Development As it Unfolds in Relationships – Part Two: Physical, Motor & Language Development Birth Through Five Years
Part Two Description – Supporting caregivers to understand their child’s emotions and behaviors from a developmental perspective is an important part of IMH work. It is the understanding that can be the basis for sensitive and responsive parental care that meets children’s developmental needs. Screening and assessing infant development is one aspect of work with parent-infant dyads that ensures young children receive early intervention and also helps parents to understand and delight in developmental milestones. In part two of this three-part series we will focus on three domains of development as they unfold in the context of relationships with caregivers: physical growth and development, including brain development, the development of fine and gross motor abilities, and the infants’ emerging abilities to understand and produce language. Special attention will be paid to milestones and red flags in each developmental domain. *Note you did not need to have attended Part 1 of this training series in order to participate.
Ann Stacks, PhD, IMH-E® is the Director of the IMH Program at the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute. Early in her career, Dr. Stacks conducted developmental assessments for Early On, which allowed opportunities to connect with parents by delighting with them as their child demonstrated their developmental competencies. For many years at WSU, Dr. Stacks taught the undergraduate infant development course and the graduate course on infant and toddler developmental assessment. She also conducted developmental assessments for the Wayne County Baby Court evaluation and trained a research team to assess infant development as part of a longitudinal study linking fetal brain development with development across early childhood. Dr. Stacks’ program of research focuses on parental and non-parental caregiver capacities that underlie sensitive caregiving interactions known to support social emotional development in children birth through age three, especially in the context of family risk, including poverty, maltreatment and caregiver mental health diagnoses. Her primary interest is on caregiver (parent, foster parent, and early childhood teacher reflective functioning and how interventions can support this capacity. She is a member of the Michigan Collaborative for Infant Mental Health Research and helped with the assessment of parental reflective functioning in the IMH-HV evaluation. Most recently, she and her colleagues at Michigan State University and University of Michigan were awarded $2.4 million to develop and test an adaptation of Mom Power for Early Head Start teachers and parents, called Hearts and Minds on Babies. Dr. Stacks work is informed by a community team science approach. She has been working closely with community partners in child welfare, infant mental health and the judicial system for the past 10 years to implement, evaluate and scale up an infant toddler court team.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 CHANGED Tuesday August 25th
Future Statewide Training Dates:
Part Three: September 22, 2020 – click for info and registration
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
This training is co-sponsored by MDHHS, MI-AIMH and the IMH Statewide Committee.
Statewide meetings include updates from MDHHS and MI-AIMH.
Access: This training will now be offered virtually via Zoom and not in person.
Please note that only those that are registered for this training and have paid the training fee will receive the Zoom link via email. Be careful to enter your email correctly during registration.
Without the very generous and ongoing support from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services this incredible training opportunity would not be possible.
Continuing Education Information: 5.5 Clock Hours for –
Social Work – Approved for 5.5 Michigan SW CEU’s – For Michigan Only
IMH Endorsement® – Will count towards the requirements for the MI-AIMH Endorsement®
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.
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Registration Information –
Registration Fees: Non-Members – $65.00 | MI-AIMH Members – $50.00 | Current Students – $20.00
Additional $10 for Social Work/Professional Counselor Continuing Education
- To receive the MI-AIMH member registration rate, you will be asked to provide your MI-AIMH membership ID when you register. Your membership ID can be found on your My MI-AIMH profile.
- If you are NOT a current MI-AIMH member, but would like to become one and receive the reduced rate for training costs – please click here to get started: MI-AIMH membership
- If you need continuing education as a Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor, you will be required to enter your license # during the registration process – have it handy.
Last Day to Register – August 20, 2020
Cancellation policy: Notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing no later than 7 days prior to the event for a refund to be issued. Send notice to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Agency checks should be made payable to MI-AIMH. Please indicate the names of all staff attending the training and the name of the training.
Mail checks to: MI-AIMH, ATTN: Tiffanie Martinez, 13101 Allen Road, Southgate, MI 48195
For registration questions, contact Tiffanie Martinez at: email@example.com