Events | Trainings

Fall 2017 Infant & Early Childhood Series

Fall 2017 Infant & Early Childhood Series

October 23 – December 14

Saint Paul • Maple Grove • Minneapolis

4 unique sessions | 3 or 6 CEHs per workshop

Register 1 month before each workshop to receive our 15% early-bird discount.
Save 10% when you register for all 4 workshops or when your organization registers 5+ people.
Call 651-644-7333 for the coupon code.

1. Best Practices for Supporting Social-Emotional Development in the Classroom: Proactive and Behavior Management Strategies – COMPLETED

Monday, October 23 | Saint Paul, MN

This workshop will discuss proactive strategies for preventing behavioral concerns as well as behavior management tips that can be used in early childhood classrooms to support young children’s social-emotional development…

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2. Understanding the Child Through the Parent Perspective – COMPLETED

Friday, November 3 | Maple Grove, MN

This session will present information and concepts with a focus on the developmental perspective of parents and an understanding of the impact of children’s development on parents and parenting tasks…

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3. Before the ABCs: Strategies for the Promotion of Self-Regulation and Intervention – COMPLETED

Thursday, November 16 | Minneapolis, MN

Grounded in infant and early childhood mental health strategies, this multidisciplinary workshop will offer specific calming strategies for common behavioral challenges in early childhood programs…

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4. Bridging the Relationship Gap: Building Resilience in Young Children Facing Adversity

Thursday, December 14 | Saint Paul, MN

In this presentation, the presenter will share scientific research and practical strategies from her book Bridging the Relationship Gap and from her experience working with an elementary school that has adopted trauma-sensitive learning practices…

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SPECIAL DISCOUNT!

Child care providers AND students can apply for a yearly Infant & Early Childhood Program membership at a discounted rate as well as a 10% discount on all Infant & Early Childhood sponsored trainings for 2017!

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4. Bridging the Relationship Gap: Building Resilience in Young Children Facing Adversity

Children who have endured stressful experiences in their early lives may be especially challenging to work with. They may be overly disruptive or withdrawn, and exhibit many kinds of challenging behaviors and mental health concerns. However, children and youth can be resilient to stress and trauma through supportive relationships with consistent and caring adults. In this presentation, the presenter will share scientific research and practical strategies from her book Bridging the Relationship Gap and from her experience working with an elementary school that has adopted trauma-sensitive learning practices. Participants will learn approaches for working one-on-one with children to build resilience to stress, and discuss trauma-sensitive organizational practices that shape environments and promote student learning and success.

Participants will:

  • Learn what science tells us about how stress and trauma affect the developing brain and contribute to young children’s challenging behaviors.
  • Identify strategies they can use to build strong relationships and approach challenging behaviors of young children in a trauma-sensitive way.
  • Gain insight into the ways in which infusing trauma-sensitive approaches can change learning environments to promote student resilience and learning.
  • Share personal experiences and practical suggestions about working with children who face adversity.

Sara Langworthy, PhD, Consultant, Author, Speaker

Level: Basic/Intermediate | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: Birth – Elementary School Age (0-10 years old)

Thursday, December 14
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (One hour for lunch on your own)

Dakota Lodge
1200 Stassen Lane
Saint Paul, MN 55118

6 CEHs | $179

About our Presenter:

Sara Langworthy, is an author, consultant, speaker and YouTuber. Her book award-winning book, Bridging the Relationship Gap, addresses how educators can build resilience with children who experience stress and adversity in early life. She is a dynamic speaker who enjoys talking about the science of child development, both in-person and on her YouTube channel. Sara is also an organizational advancement consultant and founding partner of The Exchange Loop. Learn more about Sara and her work by visiting her website: www.drlangworthy.com

IEC trainings are culturally-sensitive and rooted in relationship-focused practice. Participation in these trainings can be applied toward Infant Mental Health Endorsement training hours. Learn more about Endorsement® here: IEC Endorsement

Completed Workshops

1. Best Practices for Supporting Social-Emotional Development in the Classroom: Proactive and Behavior Management Strategies

This workshop will discuss proactive strategies for preventing behavioral concerns as well as behavior management tips that can be used in early childhood classrooms to support young children’s social-emotional development. Geared toward providers and caregivers of young children, this session will focus on the role of positive relationships and supportive environments in preventing problematic behavior. Participants will benefit from interactive discussion, video examples, and small-group practice activities, and they will be encouraged to share successful strategies and problem-solving challenges they have experienced.

Katherine Lingras, PhD, LP, Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry – Univ. of MN

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: Toddler – Early Elementary Age (2-8 years old) | Includes Clinical Content

Monday, October 23, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (One hour for lunch on your own)

Mount Zion Temple
1300 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

6 CEHs | $179 

About our Presenters:

Dr. Katherine (Katie) Lingras is an Assistant Professor and Licensed Child Psychologist in the Psychiatry Department of the University of Minnesota, where she specializes in early childhood mental health, emotional/behavioral regulation concerns, and dyadic (parent-child) treatment for children who have experienced trauma. Her clinical work and research is focused on social-emotional development and building the capacities of the adults who care for them. Dr. Lingras directs the Psychiatry Department’s Early Childhood Clinic, which provides assessment and outpatient parent-child treatment, and also works within the community providing mental health consultation and professional development training in early care and education settings and primary care clinics. Dr. Lingras is a certified group leader in the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management training and has led child, parent, and teacher groups, and provided mental health consultation for HeadStart/preschool programs and school districts around the country. Dr. Lingras completed her undergrad and co-terminal Master’s degrees in Psychology at Stanford University and her doctoral work at the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Child Development, and is happy to be back in the Twin Cities after several years training and working on the East Coast.

IEC trainings are culturally-sensitive and rooted in relationship-focused practice. Participation in these trainings can be applied toward Infant Mental Health Endorsement training hours. Learn more about Endorsement® here: IEC Endorsement

 

2. Understanding the Child Through the Parent Perspective

Working with parents presents a unique set of challenges and circumstances. It is crucial for professionals working with young children and their primary caregivers to incorporate principles and strategies that are informed by infant mental health research and practice. This makes it possible to support the primary caregiver/child relationship, which is a strong predictor of a child’s overall developmental outcomes.

This session will present information and concepts with a focus on the developmental perspective of parents and an understanding of the impact of children’s development on parents and parenting tasks. Participants will explore the impact of the relationship on parents with mental illness, chemical dependency, trauma and cognitive delays; adolescent, foster, adoptive and kinship parents; and parents of children with special needs. Participants will have an opportunity to explore their professional role in the interdisciplinary field of early childhood mental health in order to further support children and their families.

Angie Klinefelter, MS, IMH-E® (II), Instructor – CEED, Univ. Of MN

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: Early Childhood, Parents and Caregivers | Includes Clinical Content

Friday, November 3, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN  55369

3 CEHs | $89

About our Presenter:

Angela Klinefelter, MS, is a licensed teacher of parents and children. She has a Masters Degree in Child and Family Studies and Marriage and Family Therapy and has 20 years of experience working with children and families.  She is currently working as a Parent Educator and home visitor for the St. Cloud School District Early Childhood Family Education Program and is also the Project Manager for Greater St. Cloud Area Thrive. Angela teaches for St. Cloud State University for the Child and Family Studies Department and is an online instructor for the Center for Early Education and Development at the University of Minnesota. Angela specializes in the area of social emotional development of young child and the enhancement of parent child relationships.

IEC trainings are culturally-sensitive and rooted in relationship-focused practice. Participation in these trainings can be applied toward Infant Mental Health Endorsement training hours. Learn more about Endorsement® here: IEC Endorsement

3. Before the ABCs: Strategies for the Promotion of Self-Regulation and Intervention

An essential part of school readiness is the ability to regulate emotions and behavior and to get along with others. In this session, attendees will revisit the development of emotional regulation, including the reason relationships are key instruments in the development of self-regulation. Grounded in infant and early childhood mental health strategies, this multidisciplinary workshop will offer specific calming strategies for common behavioral challenges in early childhood programs. The focus of the training will be on the promotion of healthy regulation as well as intervention strategies for classroom and home settings.

Participants will:

  • Examine how self-regulation develops from birth and ways to support the growth and maturation of self-regulation.
  • Explore why relationships are key instruments in the development of self-regulation.
  • Learn specific calming strategies to teach children and unique techniques recommended for anger outbursts, anxiety, attention problems, mood disorders, struggles with social skills, and sensory issues.

Michele Fallon, LICSW, IMH-E® (IV), Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant & Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E® (III), Infant Mental Health Specialist – Reach-Up Inc.

Level: Basic/Intermediate | For: Professionals & Parents

Thursday, November 16, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (One hour for lunch on your own)

St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church
3450 Irving Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

6 CEHs | $179

About our Presenters:

Michele Fallon is a licensed clinical social worker endorsed at Level IV in infant and early childhood mental health through the Infant and Early Childhood division of MACMH (MACMH-IEC), of which she is currently co-chairperson with Tracy Schreifels. With 40 years of experience working with young children and families, Michele currently provides infant and early childhood mental health reflective consultation, supervision and training for infant and early childhood professionals across a variety of disciplines and settings, and is an online instructor for the Center for Early Education and Development at the U of MN.

Tracy Schreifels, MS., LMFT, IMH-E (III) is the Mental Health Specialist for Reach Up Inc, a Head Start and Early Head Start agency in St. Cloud, MN. Prior to this position she taught as a preschool teacher for 8 years and has had experience working in a day treatment program for preschool children with significant mental health disorders. She provides in-home family therapy and classroom support for children identified with challenging behaviors as well as reflective consultation and therapeutic parent education groups. Tracy also teaches online for the Center for Early Education and Development at the University of Minnesota and provides trainings around the Midwest.

IEC trainings are culturally-sensitive and rooted in relationship-focused practice. Participation in these trainings can be applied toward Infant Mental Health Endorsement training hours. Learn more about Endorsement® here: IEC Endorsement

 

Accommodations
If you need a reasonable accommodation (e.g., wheelchair accessibility, interpreter, braille, or large print materials), such accommodations will be made available upon advanced request. Please contact the MACMH office at least 3 weeks prior to the given event so we are best able to meet your needs. For TTY, contact Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.