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Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network and MI-AIMH
Early Childhood Learning Series
When Balancing Feels Like Juggling: Supporting Infants & Toddlers in Foster Care and the Many Relationships Surrounding Them
This training is sponsored generously by the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWHN). Therefore, training attendees need to be employed by a Detroit Wayne Infant Mental Health program and a coupon code is required to register.
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. This training will explore the unique needs and perspectives to be considered when providing infant mental health informed 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(ies), the parents and many caregivers and the array of professionals surrounding them. This training will include discussion around parental capacity (i.e. what really is good enough?), examples for how to talk with very young children about what is happening around them, and strategies for supporting 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 & Times: May 3-4 and June 7-8, 2021
*Attendance is required at all three days
Times: 1pm – 4pm
Access: Trainings will be offered through Zoom. A zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to the training. Be careful when entering your email address so that it is correct.
IMPORTANT – in order to receive a certificate and/or Continuing Education you will need to have a Zoom account (which is free) logged in to view the training. We are able to export a report from Zoom which will track your attendance. When you are signed in, your name appears along with the amount of time you were on the Zoom call. Only those names that appear on the report will receive certificates with continuing education credits/clock hours. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Presenter: Faith Eidson, MSW, LMSW, IECMH-E®
- Describe each category of attachment in observable behaviors in the infant/toddler.
- Articulate clearly why attachment relationships are key when assessing children in foster care.
- Describe the stages of attachment relationships.
- Practice viewing an IMH foster care case through the experience of each person involved.
- Articulate the trauma symptoms for infants and toddlers.
- Leave with 3 concrete suggestions for best practice recommendations in IMH foster care cases.
- Name 3 evidence-based and/or research/supported IMH intervention possibilities for infants and toddlers in foster care and their caregivers.
- Leave training with ideas for “words to use,” when advocating on behalf of infants and toddlers in foster care and their families.
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.
Key MI-AIMH Competencies addressed include:
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
This training 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. 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 Communications and Training Specialist, about the possibility of bringing this trainer to your area.
Registration deadlines: Registration will close on May 13, 2021
For registration questions, contact Tiffanie Martinez at: email@example.com or 734-516-0858