Events | Trainings

Summer Infant & Early Childhood Series

Summer Infant & Early Childhood Series

June 28 – August 21, 2018

Saint Paul • Maple Grove

Minneapolis • Maplewood

6 unique sessions |  3 or 6 CEHs per workshop

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1. Working with Parents of Young Children: Strategies to Improve our Relationships with Parents and Caregivers While Maintaining Emotional Balance Within

Thursday, June 28 | Saint Paul, MN

Designed for those who have parent contact as a part of their work, this workshop will focus on the areas in which professionals commonly get stuck in their role and the self-care necessary to maintain their work using a reflective lens…

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2. Language and Attachment for Infants, Toddlers and Young Children: Paving the Road to Executive Functioning

Thursday, July 12 | Maple Grove, MN

Executive functioning, the ability to self-regulate, begins in infancy and is highly dependent upon the communication skills developed within the context of a close caregiver/infant relationship…

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3. A Two-Generation Approach to Developmental Challenges in Children’s Mental Health

Thursday, July 26 | Minneapolis, MN

This presentation will discuss the meaning of “two-generation” programs, research that informs and assesses this perspective, and system challenges that impede their implementation.

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4. Strategies to Strengthen Relationships & Regulation in Early Childhood: A Trauma-Informed Approach

Thursday, August 9 | Saint Paul, MN

Resilience developed through relationships is a powerful buffer for trauma. Using the lens of trauma-informed care, this workshop will address how to interpret and respond to various behaviors...

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5. I Wonder: Using Curiosity to Understand and Address Children’s Behavior

Thursday, August 9 | Saint Paul, MN

During this workshop, learn how to use reflective thinking to understand how development, trauma, and attachment influence behaviors. Attendees will explore a toolbox of strategies for preventing and addressing behavior in infants, toddlers and preschoolers…

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6. Creating Reflective Spaces that Enhance Creativity, Curiosity and Humility for Serving Diverse Cultures

Tuesday, August 21 | Maplewood, MN

This advanced training is offered to those who currently provide reflective supervision/consultation and has a particular emphasis on the ways in which culture and diversity show up in the work with very young children and their families…

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1. Working with Parents of Young Children: Strategies to Improve our Relationships with Parents and Caregivers While Maintaining Emotional Balance Within

Designed for those who have parent contact as a part of their work, this workshop will focus on the areas in which professionals commonly get stuck in their role and the self-care necessary to maintain their work using a reflective lens. This lens is critical in helping build capacity to work alongside parents. Through exploration of trauma-informed research, case studies, small group discussion, lecture and mini reflective consultation, participants will consider the context in which parents have learned about parenting. Attendees will also set goals to help them find balance in their work and home life through a series of personal growth exercises.

IMH Competencies Addressed:

  •      Theoretical Foundation (family relationships and dynamics)
  •      Working with Others (building and maintaining relationships)
  •      Reflection (self-awareness, curiosity, emotional response)

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

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals Working With Families | Includes Clinical Content

Thursday, June 28
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one hour for lunch on your own)

Dakota Lodge, Thompson Park Center
1200 Stassen Lane
Saint Paul, MN 55118

6 CEHs | $179

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. Language and Attachment for Infants, Toddlers and Young Children: Paving the Road to Executive Functioning

Executive functioning, the ability to self-regulate, begins in infancy and is highly dependent upon the communication skills developed within the context of a close caregiver/infant relationship. Strong early language skills are the foundation for executive functioning as well as literacy and successful social interactions. Infants, toddlers and young children can only learn these skills through verbal interactions with adults. This workshop goes beyond stressing the importance of caregiver communications to provide specific kinds of interactions that most effectively and efficiently build language skills. It offers strategies that make these interactions automatic, so that no matter what else is occurring in the unpredictable environment of the daycare, home or preschool, language learning will be happening.

Participants of this session will more fully understand what research tells us about adult communications that promote language development. Videos will highlight and model turn taking, joint attention, recasts, open-ended utterances and use of internal state language. Practice techniques will be provided and demonstrated and participants will also be invited to connect with a network of caregivers committed to strengthening their language development facilitation skills.

IMH Competencies Addressed:

  •      Theoretical Foundations (infant/young child development and behavior, infant/young child and family-centered practice)
  •      Direct Service Skills (observation and listening)
  •      Thinking (analyzing information, exercising sound judgment, maintaining perspective)

Chris Wing, PhD, SLP, CCC

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals & Parents | Includes Clinical Content

Thursday, July 12
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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

3 CEHs | $89

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. A Two-Generation Approach to Developmental Challenges in Children’s Mental Health

Research is clear about something we know intuitively: In order for children to do better, parents must do better. But do our programs and treatments for children reflect this knowledge? This presentation will discuss the meaning of “two-generation” programs, research that informs and assesses this perspective, and system challenges that impede their implementation. We will discuss the clinical importance of keeping our eyes on multiple generations and ways to incorporate this practice into your work.

IMH Competencies Addressed:

  •      Theoretical Foundations (pregnancy and early parenthood, infant/young child and family-centered practice)
  •      Systems Expertise (service delivery systems)
  •      Direct Service Skills (observation and listening, responding with empathy)
  •      Working with Others (building and maintaining relationships)
  •      Reflection (contemplation, self-awareness, emotional response)

Carol Siegel, PhD, LP, IMH-E®(IV), Instructor in Infant and Early Childhood Certificate Program – University of Minnesota & Private Practice

Level: Intermediate | Includes Clinical Content

Thursday, July 26
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one hour for lunch on your own)

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

6 CEHs | $179 $152.15 (when you register by June 26)

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

4. Strategies to Strengthen Relationships & Regulation in Early Childhood: A Trauma-Informed Approach

Resilience developed through relationships is a powerful buffer for trauma. Using the lens of trauma-informed care, this workshop will address how to interpret and respond to various behaviors. Attendees will explore a toolkit of resources and practice applying them to a range of scenarios. Specific strategies including observation, screening and preventative strategies when working with young children will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Briefly review types of trauma and their effects on infant and early childhood brain development.
  • Discuss development of self-regulation from birth and ways to support the growth and maturation of self-regulation through relationships.
  • Learn how to interpret behaviors through the lens of trauma and attachment to help caregivers understand and respond appropriately to the behaviors and increase resilience.
  • Identify and practice specific observation and screening strategies to use when working with young children and parents.
  • Explore a toolkit of ideas for preventing and responding to behaviors, including potential referrals or community supports for families.

IMH Competencies Addressed:

  • Systems expertise (service delivery systems/community resources)
  • Direct service skills (observation, screening, intervention, advocacy)
  • Working with others (building and maintaining relationships, coaching and mentoring, crisis management)

Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E® (III), Infant Mental Health Specialist – Reach-Up Inc.

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals

Thursday, August 9
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (one hour for lunch on your own)

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health
23 Empire Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55103

6 CEHs | $179 $152.15 (when you register by July 9)

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

5. I Wonder: Using Curiosity to Understand and Address Children’s Behavior

What if caregivers used their curiosity to resolve challenging behaviors? Behavior is a form of communication that caregivers can learn to interpret when time is taken to process the meaning. During this workshop, learn how to use reflective thinking to understand how development, trauma and attachment influence behavior. Attendees will explore a toolbox of strategies for preventing and addressing behavior in infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

IMH Competencies Addressed:

  •      Thinking (analyzing information, solving problems)
  •      Reflection (self-awareness, curiosity, emotional response)

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Course ID: 136962

Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E® (III), Infant Mental Health Specialist – Reach-Up Inc.

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Parents

Thursday, August 9
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health
23 Empire Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55103

$59 50.15 (when you register by July 9)

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

6. Creating Reflective Spaces that Enhance Creativity, Curiosity and Humility for Serving Diverse Cultures

This advanced training is offered to those who currently provide reflective supervision/consultation (RSC) and has a particular emphasis on the ways in which culture and diversity show up in the work with very young children and their families.The focus of RSC is to provide reliable spaces to engage with others in deliberately thoughtful, compassionate and empowering ways while respecting all perspectives in order to promote growth and change–a process grounded in infant and early childhood mental health theory and research.

Reflective practice and cultural humility can both be described as process-oriented approaches to competency. Both require discipline, courage and determined effort over time. Integrating the two approaches, attendees in this session will explore how regular reflective spaces can promote ongoing exploration and deep personal learning around aspects of culture for the purpose of more effectively supporting providers in their work with diverse individuals and families.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how an approach that combines a reflective stance and cultural humility can offer a framework for exploring what occurs in consultation/supervision in culturally diverse settings
  • Explore barriers to reflective functioning in the context of culture and ways to promote an atmosphere of learning, self-reflection, a non-expert stance, and recognizing dynamics of power and privilege
  • Gain increased confidence in engaging in honest exploration of experience, thoughts and feelings about the cultural aspects of work with infants, very young children and families

IMH Competencies Addressed:

  •      Theoretical Foundations (cultural competence)
  •      Reflection (self-awareness)
  •      Administration (program management, developing talent)

Jill Hennes, LICSW, IMH-E® (IV-C), Independent Consultant

Level: Advanced | For: Supervisors and Consultants

Tuesday, August 21
1 – 4 p.m.

Maplewood Community Center, Banquet Room D
2100 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN 55109

3 CEHs | $89 $75.65 (when you register by July 21)

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.