Keeping Babies In Mind While Working With Parents in Recovery

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
An identical 8 hour training is provided on each day listed here.
Day 1:
Friday, February 12, 2021 at 05:30 AM until 01:30 PM
Day 2:
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 05:30 AM until 01:30 PM
Day 3:
Friday, March 5, 2021 at 05:30 AM until 01:30 PM
Day 4:
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 05:30 AM until 01:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Video Conferencing
Software
Zoom
Cost Range
$25.00

Host And Instructor

Host
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Training Institute
Instructor
Dr. Tessa Chesser & Amanda Pollack

Training Overview Description

Overview

The goal of this training is to build a foundation of knowledge in parent-child relationships to create holistic recovery treatment plans of safe care for families. Participants will learn the unique mental health needs of infants and young children, which are directly related to the needs of parents. Participants will also identify key basics of development and attachment and will explore how early experiences are related to later health and well-being through lecture, discussion, and activities.

One of the primary goals of the training will be putting these pieces together so that treatment planning can be strengthened to improve outcomes for families.

Target Audience

Service providers or individuals who are working with parents that are receiving substance abuse services.

Objectives

  • Define infant mental health
  • Review social-emotional development and how it impacts the lifespan
  • Look at different types of attachment and how substance use fits into attachment styles
  • Review the effects of trauma and the brain
  • Discuss how plans of safe care can be informed by the parent-child relationship
  • Discuss how the relationship can guide a family care plan

Schedule

Two sections of this course are available for registration at present:

  • Friday, Feb. 12, 5:30 am to 1:30 pm AK time
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17, 5:30 am to 1:30 pm AK time

Two additional sections are planned for:

  • Friday, Mar. 5, 5:30 am to 1:30 pm AK time
  • Wednesday, Mar. 10, 5:30 am to 1:30 pm AK time

The course is scheduled for the Central time zone.

Format

Zoom

Limited information is available for this listing so it is unknown if later sections will be live on Zoom or be recorded sessions.

Instructors

Dr. Tessa Chesser
Amanda Pollack

Sponsoring Organization

The course is listed on the online catalog of the Training Institute of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services. The registration link (below) has limited information available, however, a phone number is provided to get further information: 405-248-9191

Continuing Education

Per the training page of the Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health (OK-AIMH), various continuing education credits are pending.

Competencies® & Endorsement®

This training is not sponsored by a member association of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health and may not align with the Competencies® and Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health® which is shared by Alliance member associations, including OK-AIMH and the Alaska Association for Infant Mental Health (AK-AIMH).

However, applicants for Endorsement are not required to demonstrate competence only with trainings that have been aligned with the Competencies® so this training may be applicable for an individual applicant. For more information, visit AK-AIMH's webpages on the Competencies® and Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®.

Event-specific Details

The Alaska Association of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH) has listed this training for the benefit of Alaska's professionals as part of our three-year initiative Project Compass: Leading the Way to Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Workforce Development. Project Compass is funded by AK-AIMH members and donors, the Alaska Children's Trust, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.

Registration Information

Four different sections of this training are available and two sections are currently open for registration at these two links:

Feb. 12

Feb. 17

For more information, please call the training sponsor: 405-248-9191