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Winter 2018 Infant & Early Childhood Series

Winter 2018 Infant & Early Childhood Series

January 26 – March 8

Minneapolis • Maple Grove • Saint Paul

4 unique sessions | 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. When Families Lose a Loved One: Grief and Loss in Families With Young Children​

Friday, January 26 | Minneapolis, MN

This workshop will discuss psychological ramifications of loss and grief and its impact on child and family development. Case material will be used to illustrate concepts and concrete suggestions and resources will be discussed…

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2. Rebuilding Connections After Caregiver Disruptions for Children Birth to Five

Tuesday, February 13 | Maple Grove, MN

This practice-oriented workshop will integrate goal-setting and supportive activities to heal and enhance parent-child relationships when disruptions occur

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3. Reflective Consultation: Building Skills for Supervisors and Consultants

Wednesday, February 28 | Saint Paul, MN

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

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4. The Effect of Parental Incarceration on Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Well-Being

Thursday, March 8 | Saint Paul, MN

In this workshop, the presenter will share current research on the effects of parental incarceration on infant and early childhood development, and practical strategies from her book Bridging the Relationship Gap to guide professionals in addressing the needs of children who experience parental incarceration in early life…

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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 2018!

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1. When Families Lose a Loved One: Grief and Loss in Families With Young Children​

The loss of a family member is an inconceivable event in the life of a child. The loss of a parent or other significant caregiver upends the ​young ​child’s understanding of the permanency of the care-giving relationship​, and the loss of a sibling creates a multitude of confusing and often contradictory emotions and experiences. Each can color the ​young ​child’s view of how the world works. This workshop will discuss psychological ramifications of loss and grief and its impact on child and family development. Case material will be used to illustrate concepts, and concrete suggestions and resources will be discussed.

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

Friday, January 26
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 $152.15 (when you register by December 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

2. Rebuilding Connections After Caregiver Disruptions for Children Birth to Five

There are situations in which young children experience caregiver disruptions, such as out-of-home placement, parental mental illness, domestic violence and medical interventions. This practice-oriented workshop will integrate goal-setting and supportive activities to heal and enhance parent-child relationships when disruptions occur.

Jane Ellison, MS, LMFT, IMH-E®(IV) & Michele Fallon, LICSW, IMH-E®(IV), Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

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

Tuesday, February 13
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (One hour for lunch on your own)

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

6 CEHs | $179 $152.15 (when you register by January 13)

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. Reflective Consultation: Building Skills for Supervisors and Consultants

This advanced one-day training is offered as a support to those who currently provide reflective consultation/supervision to individuals and groups around 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. With a focus on maintaining a thoughtful, compassionate and empowering stance to promote growth and change, reflective consultation is grounded in infant and early childhood mental health theory and research. 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. This advanced training will seek to enhance capacity in those who provide reflective consultation within the framework of professional development. An optional ongoing, monthly, group reflective consultation will be available to participants.

Participants will:

  • Understand how the principles and theoretical foundation of a reflective process approach create a framework for addressing what occurs in consultation/supervision.
  • Consider how ethical dilemmas inherent in their work can be explored using a reflective stance that promotes safety and ethical practice.
  • Strengthen reflective practice with a theory of change that builds capacity and utilizes parallel process.
  • Consider mindfulness and professional use of self as required skills in the “holder of the space” that promote reflection.*

*These learning objectives address the 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:

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

PLEASE NOTE: Payment for ongoing group consultation is separate, and in addition to the cost of the one-day 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: Supervisors

Wednesday, February 28
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 $152.15 (when you register by January 28)

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. The Effect of Parental Incarceration on Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Well-Being

In this workshop, the presenter will share current research on the effects of parental incarceration on infant and early childhood development, and practical strategies from her book Bridging the Relationship Gap to guide professionals in addressing the needs of children who experience parental incarceration in early life. Participants will learn approaches for building and strengthening resilience in families and young children, and discuss contextual factors unique to working with children of incarcerated parents.

Participants will:

  • Learn what research tells us about the effects of parental incarceration on the health and well-being infants and young children.
  • Identify strategies and receive tools to build the mental health of children who have experienced parental incarceration in a trauma-sensitive way.
  • Gain an understanding of efforts happening across Minnesota to strengthen children and families affected by incarceration.
  • Share their own experiences and practical suggestions about working with children who have experienced parental incarceration.

Sara Langworthy, PhD, Consultant, Author, Speaker – Developlay, LLC

Level: Basic/Intermediate | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: Prenatal – Elementary

Thursday, March 8
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 $152.15 (when you register by February 8)

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.