Developmental Consequences of Parental Incarceration for Infants and Young Children

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Training occurs from 6-9 am AK time.
Monday, March 8, 2021 at 06:00 AM until 09:00 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Video Conferencing
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

Minnesota Association of Children's Mental Health, Infant & Early Childhood Division
to be determined


C.E. Credit for AK-AIMH Endorsement: 3.00
This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Competencies® toward the Endorsement for Culturally Responsive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®

Training Overview Description


This 3-hour live workshop will explore the developmental consequences of parental incarceration for infants and young children. We’ll consider how the incarceration of a parent –– and co-occurring Adverse Childhood Experiences –– can compromise healthy social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. The workshop will also address ways to support relationships between incarcerated parents and their infants and young children.

Format & Schedule

Live online webinar via Zoom. This sponsor is in Minnesota, so the training occurs very early morning in Alaska. The event will be recorded and available for 30 days following the event.

About the Presenter

Rebecca Shlafer, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Shlafer is a developmental child psychologist with additional training in maternal and child public health. Dr. Shlafer’s research focuses on the health and development of children and families affected by incarceration.

CEU Information from the Sponsor

These webinars are designed to meet continuing education requirements for many disciplines. The following boards have provided CEH approval:

  • MN Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy (LPC, LPCC, LADC)
  • MN Board of Marriage & Family Therapy
  • MN Board of Social Work
  • MN Board of Psychology

Professionals in other related disciplines, as well as those working outside of Minnesota, can submit CEH certificates to their corresponding boards for independent approval.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to all registered training attendees. Boards may request attendance records at any time. We will track who watched the recording as a live webinar and also for those who watch the recording within 30 days of the live webinar event.

Competencies® & Endorsement®

This training is offered by a member association of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health. that licenses the Endorsement for Culturally-Sensitive Relationship Focused Practices Promoting Infant Mental Health® as does the Alaska Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH). The Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health, Infant & Early Childhood Division has not designated specific competency areas for this training series however attendees could include this training to demonstrate competencies toward Endorsement®. For more information, visit AK-AIMH's Endorsement® & Competencies® webpages.

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

This is one webinar in a series on child and adolescent mental health, but it may be registered for independently. The registration link provides more information.