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Fall 2016 Infant & Early Childhood Series

Fall 2016 Infant & Early Childhood Series

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Now – December 6*

St. Paul • Maple Grove • Minneapolis • Richfield

2 or 6 CEHs

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**Reminder: Child care providers and students can apply for a yearly MACMH-IEC membership at a discounted rate as well as a 10% discount on all MACMH-IEC sponsored trainings for the year!

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1. Reflective Consultation: Building Skills for Providers – COMPLETED

Monday, October 24 | Saint Paul, MN

This advanced one-day training is offered as a support to those “holders of the space” who currently provide reflective consultation to groups…

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2. Self-Regulation: The Role of a Responsive Caregiver – COMPLETED

Wednesday, October 26 | Maple Grove, MN

What is self-regulation and how can I help children develop it?  In this session, attendees will revisit the development of emotional regulation…

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3. How a Baby Becomes a Person | How a Person Becomes a Parent

Wednesday, November 30 | Minneapolis, MN

This day-long workshop will look at two essential stages of development and the integrative role of relationship in each transformation…

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4. Strategies for Supporting Young Children in the Context of Trauma

Tuesday, December 6 | Richfield, MN

Trauma and high levels of stress have an impact on the development and well-being of young children and their families. This two-hour training will…

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1. Reflective Consultation: Building Skills for Providers – COMPLETED

This advanced one-day training is offered as a support to those “holders of the space” who currently provide reflective consultation to groups and individuals who work with very young children and their families. This training will provide an opportunity for participants to delve into the reflective consultation process by building on existing knowledge and experience and supporting further development of skills and competency. Particular areas of consideration are the role of mindfulness for the “holder of the space,” professional use of self in consultations, ethical dilemmas, and usage of the parallel process to promote growth and change.

The focus of reflective process is on maintaining a thoughtful, compassionate, and empowering stance to promote growth and change that is grounded in infant and early childhood mental health theory and research.  Reflective consultation offers a coherent framework for professional development. This advanced training will seek to enhance capacity in those who provide reflective consultation within this framework. An optional ongoing, monthly, group reflective consultation will be available to participants.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this six-hour training, participants will:

  1. Understand how the principles and theoretical foundation of a reflective process approach create a framework for addressing what occurs in consultation.
  2. Consider ethical dilemmas inherent in their work and how a reflective stance promotes safety and ethical practice.
  3. Explore a theory of change that builds capacity and utilizes parallel process.
  4. Consider mindfulness and professional use of self as required skills in the “holder of the space” that promote reflection.*

*These learning objectives address these competencies for Endorsement at level IV: the theoretical foundations including relationship-focused, therapeutic consultation; ethical practice in consultation; professional use of self; and use of parallel process to promote growth.

Optional Ongoing Group Reflective Consultation:

For those who register for optional ongoing consultation groups, monthly meetings with a small group of 4-6 participants will be facilitated by an experienced Infant Mental Health Consultant (endorsed at Level IV by MACMH-IEC). Interdisciplinary groups will be formed based on availability of consultants. The purpose of the ongoing monthly consultation is to provide a safe and confidential space for participants to gain practice by considering their work of consultation while obtaining:

  1. A deeper understanding of their own responses to the work.
  2. Experience being accompanied in considering various perspectives and motivations in the context of theory.
  3. Renewed clarity regarding culture, boundaries, ethics, role, and focus.

An optional ongoing, monthly, group reflective consultation will be available to participants.  PLEASE NOTE:  Payment is separate, and in addition to the training. Groups are optional and will be  individually arranged with the Reflective Practice Consultant. Hours participating in this group can be applied toward endorsement in infant and early childhood mental health.

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

Level: Advanced | For: Professionals

Audience: Practitioners with extensive experience working with families and their very young children and who are providing reflective consultation to others in the field. (Specifically designed to support learning for those Endorsed at Levels III and IV or seeking Endorsement at Levels III and IV).

Monday, October 24
9:00 am – 4:00 pm | One hour for lunch on your own

Dakota Lodge
1200 Stassen Ln.

St. Paul, MN 55118

6 CEUs | $179

 

2. Self-Regulation: The Role of a Responsive Caregiver – COMPLETED

*2-HOUR DEVELOP APPROVED TRAINING*

What is self-regulation and how can I help children develop it?  In this session, attendees will revisit the development of emotional regulation, including the reason relationships are key instruments in the development of self-regulation. Specific calming strategies will be demonstrated for common behavioral challenges in early childhood programs. The focus of the training will be on intervention strategies for classroom and home settings.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine how self-regulation develops from birth and ways to support the growth and maturation of self-regulation.
  2. Explore why relationships are key instruments in the development of self-regulation.
  3. 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.

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

Level: Basic | For: Parents and Professionals (Early Childhood Professionals, Educators, Home Visitors, Infant-Toddler Teachers, ECFE Teachers) | Ages Addressed: Birth – 6

Wednesday, October 26
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Rd.

Maple Grove, MN 55369

2 CEUs |$59

3. How a Baby Becomes a Person | How a Person Becomes a Parent  

This day-long workshop will look at two essential stages of development and the integrative role of relationship in each transformation. The morning will be devoted to foundational developmental concepts in the context of relationship. The afternoon will delve into the transition from person to parent. Case examples will be used to illustrate these concepts and participants will be encouraged to bring their own case material for discussion.

Please Note: Participation in this group can be applied toward Infant Mental Health Endorsement training hours. MACMH-IEC Endorsement

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

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: Early Childhood – Adulthood | Includes Clinical Content

Wednesday, November 30
9:00 am – 4:00 pm | One hour for lunch on your own

St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church
3450 Irving Ave.

Minneapolis, MN  55408

6 CEUs | $179

4. Strategies for Supporting Young Children in the Context of Trauma

Trauma and high levels of stress have an impact on the development and well-being of young children and their families. This two-hour training will focus on the use of a “trauma lens” to understand and respond to children’s behavior to facilitate resiliency.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn the use of a “trauma lens” to understand and respond to young children and their families.
  2. Participants will learn strategies for supporting young children’s development in the context of trauma.

Michele Fallon, LICSW, IMH-E® (IV), Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Level: Basic/Intermediate | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: Birth – Early Childhood | Includes Clinical Content & Intervention Strategies

Tuesday, December 6
Afternoon Session from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

OR
Evening Session from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Augsburg Park Library
7100 Nicollet Ave.

Richfield, MN 55423

2 CEUs | $59

*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.