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Resilience and Risk in Early Development: An Infant Mental Health ‘Back to Basics’ Series – Part II

November 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Resilience and Risk in Early Development:
An Infant Mental Health ‘Back to Basics’ Series

Part II:  Trauma & Toxic Stress:  Effects on Parenting and Early Child Development

Trauma and toxic stress interfere with adaptive parenting and healthy early child development.  This workshop will describe the social, psychological, behavioral and neurobiological effects of trauma on parents and on infants and very young children.  Understanding the way trauma manifests in young children and their parents can help us provide trauma informed care in ways that support healing and promote resilience in parents and children.     

Date: Friday November 20, 2020
*Part I Early Attachment:  The Psychological Worlds of Infants and their Caregivers is Thursday Nov. 19, 2020 – each training will have separate registration.  It is not required that you attend both trainings. Here is the link for Part I: https://mi-aimh.org/event/resilience-and-risk-in-early-development-an-infant-mental-health-back-to-basics-series-part-i/

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm, EST

Access: Training will be offered virtually via Zoom.

Speaker: Carolyn Dayton, PhD, LP, LMSW, IMH-E®(IV) is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Wayne State University and holds a joint appointment at the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development where she serves as the Associate Director of the Infant Mental Health Program.  Dr. Dayton is a licensed practitioner of clinical social work and clinical psychology and is endorsed as an infant mental health mentor (Level IV; MI-AIMH) in the areas of clinical practice and research.    Dr. Dayton conducts research focused on early parenting processes with an emphasis on early parenting in urban settings.  As an Infant Mental Health Specialist, Dr. Dayton has over two decades of experience providing clinical interventions to the families of infants and young children in a wide range of settings including home-based, center-based and hospital programs.  Dr. Dayton’s program of research is fundamentally translational and transdisciplinary; it is informed by her clinical work with families and aims to identify biological and psychosocial risk and resilience factors that influence parenting processes and early child development.

Learning objectives:

1.       Participants will learn the ways in which early exposure to toxic stress and traumatic events affect the early neurobiology of the developing infant and young child.

2.       Participants will learn the ways in which parents can buffer the effects of early violence exposure on their young children.

3.       Participants will learn relationship-based ways in which to address and treat early trauma.

Continuing Education Information – 3.0 training hours:

Social Work – Approved for 3.0 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.

Materials: Materials will be provided via email

Registration Fees: $45 for Non-Members, $30 for MI-AIMH members (Alliance State Members also qualify at this rate), $20 for Students, $10 for continuing education
*Students must provide valid student ID to tmartinez@mi-aimh.org. 

Registration deadline: November 16, 2020. 

Cancellation policy: Notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing no later than 4 days prior to the event for a refund to be issued.

Payment Info and Options:
1. Credit Card online via PayPal – when you register you can choose to pay at the same time through PayPal.  Note you do NOT need to have a PayPal account in order to use this process.

2. Check – Please make checks payable to MI-AIMH.  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

*You can complete your online registration and select “pay by check”, finalize your registration and then mail in your check payment.

For registration questions, contact Tiffanie Martinez at:


November 20, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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