As we confront the dual crises of COVID-19 and systemic racism, we are all experiencing stressful and unfamiliar situations on a daily basis. As early care professionals working with families, we need to care for our own mental health and the mental health of our families. This webinar series will offer family-facing providers strategies they can use in their work that honor everyone’s experiences, build resilience, and nurture self-care.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
When working with families, especially within today’s current crises, it is important that everyone’s experience of a situation is heard and understood. This requires reflecting on all points of view: one’s own, the child’s and that of their family members. In this live, interactive webinar, you will learn how to adapt and apply reflective practice and perspective-taking to your virtual work with children and families.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Social isolation can have a profound impact on parental mental health and resilience, affecting both parents and their children. This webinar will explore the similarities between isolation and depression, paying close attention to the distinct needs and behaviors of parents suffering from depression and anxiety. You will learn coping skills you can share with parents to address the effects of isolation in the short and long terms. You will also learn when to consult with mental health professionals in your work with families.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
In times of stress and crisis, we all need to take care of ourselves. Yet many people in caring professions and family members neglect their own mental health as they prioritize their care for others. This webinar will explore self-care practices for early care professionals and the families they work with. You will be introduced to a variety of self-care strategies, and learn why we all need self-care, particularly during extremely stressful times. You will learn how to make the oftentimes difficult shift from nurturing others to nurturing yourself first.
This training series will cover certain competencies required for Endorsement®. AK-AIMH administers the Endorsement® to recognize the attainment of professional competencies in working with children 0-3. For more information about Competencies® & Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®, please visit AK-AIMH's website.
$30/webinar or $75 for all 3 Webinars
BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $70 for all 3
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A webinar evaluation will be available after each live session and must be completed for certification.
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. Visit Project Compass to learn more!
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