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Relationships Matter: Attachment in the First Six Years of Life

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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If you are interested in attending this training as a Walk-In

please email Tiffanie at tmartinez@mi-aimh.org

Relationships Matter: Attachment in the First Six Years of Life

Children’s first relationships are formed with their primary caregivers and form the template for future relationships.  Relationship templates are present not only with the child’s primary caregivers, but also with childcare providers, teachers, and in other settings.  It is important, therefore, that all professionals who interact with children are aware of how different attachment strategies can present. This training will explore how attachment is formed in the early years of life, the main secure and insecure attachment types, and how those types manifest from ages 0-6 years and across settings.

Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm – check-in begins at 8:30 am
D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s
805 Leonard St., NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Speaker: Danielle Nichols, LMSW, IMH-E®

NOTE – if you are looking for the First Feelings: The Development of Attachment and Self-Regulation with Carol Oleksiak, LMSW, IMH-E® – it has been moved to November 9, 2018.  Details and registration can be found HERE

Continuing Education Information – 5.5 training hours:

Social Work – 5.5 hours pending for 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.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  1. Learn how attachment is formed in the first 1-2 years of life
  2. Understand the purpose of different attachment strategies for the child and primary caregivers
  3. Be able to recognize attachment strategies across ages and settings

Key MI-AIMH Competencies:

-Infant/Young Child Development & Behavior
-Relationship-focused Therapeutic Practice
-Attachment, Separation, Trauma, Grief & Loss
-Observation and Listening
-Developmental Guidance
-Screening and Assessment

Registration Information

Registration Fees: MI-AIMH Members – $70, Non-Members – $80 continuing education – $10

Registration deadline: August 6, 2018. This training is limited to 50 seats. Registration is first come, first serve.

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.

IMPORTANT: Agency checks should be made payable to MI-AIMH. Please indicate the names of all staff attending the training.

Mail checks to: MI-AIMH, ATTN: Tiffanie Martinez, 13101 Allen Road, Southgate, MI 48195 – please include the name(s) of the registrant on the check.

For registration questions, contact Tiffanie Martinez at:
tmartinez@mi-aimh.org or 734-785-7705, Ext. 7617


August 10
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s
2355 Knapp St
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States


Please note: If you are registering multiple users, you will need to fill out the form and add each one to the cart individually.

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