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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 four 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Presenter: Faith Eidson, MSW, LMSW, IECMH-E®
- Participants will gain a better understanding of the racial disparities in child welfare
Participants will be able to name the four categories of attachment, as observed in toddlers
Participants will be able to speak to and apply knowledge about the phases of attachment formation to their case planning discussions
Participants will leave with developmentally appropriate words and phrases to support young children in foster care
Participants will be able to name best practices in assessment for young children
Participants will be able to use the training discussion and resources to provide developmentally appropriate guidance on transitions for young children in foster care
Participants will be able to name at least 6 strategies for working with young children in foster care
Participants will be able to list the goals of infant-parent psychotherapy
Participants will be able to identify the key differences between child-parent psychotherapy and infant-parent psychotherapy
Participants will be able to discuss the value of reflective supervision in child welfare work
Participants will be able to name 5 factors that promote resilience
Participants will learn about the value and art of observation, and its key role in working with young children
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 email@example.com, MI-AIMH Communications and Training Specialist, about the possibility of bringing this trainer to your area.
Registration deadlines: Registration will close on April 28, 2021
For registration questions, contact Tiffanie Martinez at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-516-0858