This series of Wednesday Webinars is offered by the Minding the Baby (MTB) National Office at Yale and provides three (3) 90-minute training sessions tailored to the following audiences:
Family service professionals such as home visitors and clinicians including nurses, social workers, psychologists, and family therapists, in addition to other reflective parenting program staff and professionals in early childhood, infant mental health, public health, child welfare, and related fields.
This webinar will focus on observation skills when working with infants or toddlers and their caregivers, helping participants to slow down to reflect and observe before assigning meaning. Behaviors and cues that we often see with “good enough” caregiving will be discussed. Participants will be encouraged to be curious about what infants are communicating in their gestures, eye gaze, body posture, movements, and how to support parents in noticing these often subtle forms of communication.
This training will focus on how and why creative interventions including art based activities are particularly useful in supporting regulation and the promotion of secure attachment relationships. Material choices will be discussed, along with how to introduce art and play activities with parents as forms of communication, emotion exploration, developmental and sensory support. How to help caregivers make meaning of infants and young children’s experiences will also be addressed.
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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 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.
Please visit the Yale Child Study Center website to register.
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