Supporting Everyone's Mental Health

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Thursdays 10am - 11:30 am AKDT
Day 1:
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Day 2:
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Day 3:
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Video Conferencing
Cost Range
$28.00 to $90.00
$30/webinar or $75 for all 3 Webinars BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $70 for all 3

Host And Instructor

Host
Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Instructor
to be determined

Credits

Contact Hours: 4.50

Training Overview Description

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.

Part 1: Honoring Each Person’s Experience to Support Mental Health

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.

What you will learn:

  • How to use perspective-taking to consider each person’s individual experience of situations and crises
  • How to use reflective practice to take perspective

Part 2: Building Resilience while Social Distancing: Parental Depression & Coping

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.

What you will learn:

  • The similarities and differences between isolation and depression
  • Coping skills parents can use to address the effects of social distancing
  • When and how to engage mental health professionals in your work with families

Part 3: Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-care for Providers & Parents

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.

What you will learn:

  • Why self-care is important, particularly now
  • Strategies for self-care that you can use yourself and share with families

Competencies & Endorsement

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.

Pricing Note

$30/webinar or $75 for all 3 Webinars
BTC Learning Network Member Price: $28/webinar or $70 for all 3
Visit BTC webpage for membership information.

Completion Rules

A webinar evaluation will be available after each live session and must be completed for certification.

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 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!

Registration Information

You will need to create a free account with BTC to register. You may purchase courses individually or the full bundle of 3 at the BTC website registration page.

Email your questions to btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu.