Date: 4/5/2016, 9:00 am—12:00 pm
County: Solano County
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Session 1 – Core Beliefs and Practices: This training will provide an overview to the field of Infant-Parent Mental Health. It is designed for community services providers of all levels who serve children 0-5 and their families (e.g., peer advocates, early care workers, nurses, case managers, clinicians). Participants will be given an overview of core beliefs and practices, including history of the field, common services, data on why the early years matters, and a brief introduction to Reflective Practice. Special emphasis will be given to abuse prevention and families involved in the foster care system.
- to obtain initial exposure to the beliefs and practices of the field of Infant Mental Health
- to develop a common understanding of Reflective Practice and how it relates to Infant Mental Health
- to deepen understanding of data about why the early years matter
- to improve skills for screening and referring to Infant Mental Health Services
- to learn about infant states of arousal
- to become familiar with infant cues and communication
- to develop strategies for supporting infant-parent regulation
- to obtain initial exposure to clinical tools for evaluating and promoting infant-parent communication and regulation
- to become familiar with a range of screening, assessment, and diagnostic tools
- to practice application of these tools using videos and case examples
- to gain exposure to and practice using the DC:0-3R for diagnosis
- to deepen understanding of intervention models