South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association's Study Group is a professional development opportunity open to all SCIMHA members.
SCIMHA's study group is an interactive experience that works best when all attendees actively participate. Discussion will focus on how our work and life experiences relate to the information shared in the professional development offering.
August's Topic: 4 Little Words: A Reflective Conversation, Episode 3 of 5
SCIMHA's study group will meet to review the third episode of a five-part series created by Behavioral Health Solutions, Association for Infant Mental Health Tennessee and Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.
The series examines what it means to observe, listen, wonder and respond when working with infants, young children and their families. These four little words, coined by Deborah Weatherston, Ph.D., IMH-E® have been a framework for many infant, young child and family professionals.
We invite you to listen, observe, wonder and remain aware of your own emotional response as you watch this brief reflective conversation between Dr. Deborah Weatherston and Kristina Figaro, LMSW, IMH-E®.
Watch the Episode Now
Participating in Study Group:
1. Please watch the episode prior to the study group gathering.
2. Turn your microphone and video camera on for the best interactive discussion experience.
Join SCIMHA Boardmember Sherrie Dueno as we explore books and resources that help promote a positive cultural identity for American American children in early childhood settings. Diverse literacy development within early childhood settings impacts the positive development of children's identity within social groups. Building strong family and community bonds through literature influences a child's mental health for future success.
Upon completion of this online discussion, participants will be able to:
1. Identify books and resources that support African American cultural identity.
2. Develop an action plan to increase the number of books in early childhood settings that support African American cultural identity.
About Our Speaker: Sherrie Dueno, M.Ed. ECMH-E®
Mike Young is the director of equity, diversity and inclusion at the Center for Community Health Alignment and PASOs under the Arnold School at Public Health at the University of South Carolina.
Previously, Young was the co-interim executive director and director of capacity building at PASOs, where he worked to strengthen South Carolina's Latinx communities by overseeing and supporting a statewide team of community health workers/promotores. Additionally he worked to strengthen networks in its ability to address the strengths and needs of the community through trainings, technical support and customized support for partners and coalitions.
Young is a published author on topics related to promoting community health. He is also a fellow of the Diversity Leaders Initiative at the Riley Institute and sits on the Board of Directors for South Carolina Community Economic Development. He is a member of several equity and inclusion coalitions and regularly gets invited by local, state, regional and national governmental and non-governmental entities to speak about diversity, equity, inclusion, implicit bias, anti-racism and other social issues.
Arriving in the Palmetto State in 2011 to study cultural anthropology at University of South Carolina, Young conducted research with remote indigenous communities in the jungle of Guatemala. He spent almost an entire year living with them and participating in the daily life activities to better understand their experiences. Young received his master's degree in 2013 but decided to leave academia after reaching ABD status in his doctorate program. He wasn't interested in only studying community, how people connect, share, support and understand one another; Young is passionate about putting these principles into action and positively impacting the livelihoods of others.
*Time spent at this event counts toward IMH-E® and ECMH-E® training or renewal requirements. We recommend consulting the Competency Guidelines associated with your Endorsement® category to confirm. Contact SCIMHA Endorsement Coordinator Jean Cimino with questions.
Please fill out the interest form below.
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Want an introduction to the Endorsement® application online?
Join SCIMHA Endorsement Coordinator Jean Cimino for a virtual walk through all the aspects of the online Endorsement® Application System (EASy).
Questions? Email Jean Cimino.
The DC: 0-5™ Clinical Training is a comprehensive course on DC:0-5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Development Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood. This training is designed for clinicians from the fields of early intervention, health, mental health and as well as related advanced practitioners who are responsible for supporting the diagnosis of infants and young children.
Attendees will learn about the multi-axial approach to diagnosis, an approach which is developmentally informed, relationship-based and contextually and culturally grounded. Understand the contents of each axis, including Axis I: Clinical Disorders.
Designed for advanced practitioners such as mental health clinicians, psychiatrists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and early intervention specialists whose work with infants, young children and their families involves assessment, diagnosis and case formulation.
SCIMHA is proud to sponsor this training for practitioners in the state of South Carolina.
This training is virtual and will take place over the course of three sessions. Registrants must attend all three sessions and have the DC:0-5™ manual at each session.
$65 for SCIMHA members
$75 for non-members
Includes required e-book and three Community of Learning followup sessions.
Drop in anytime during office hours to talk with SCIMHA staff about the Infant Mental Health Endorsement® or Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement®.
This opportunity is open to prospective and current Endorsement® applicants as well as Endorsed® colleagues.
Not available during this time? SCIMHA Endorsement Coordinator Jean Cimino can be reached anytime at email@example.com.
The next 20 applicants to become Endorsed® will receive a reimbursement of their Endorsement® fees, thanks to a generous grant by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation.
FACILITATING ATTUNED INTERACTIONS TRAINING
The FAN (Facilitating Attuned Interactions) Approach serves as a framework for parent engagement and reflective practice in work with young children and families. FAN addresses urgent concerns of the parent or caregiver and trains practitioners to tailor their responses to match the needs of the moment. FAN also helps practitioners recognize how their own internal sense of regulation or dysregulation affects their abilities to be fully present with a family in the moment.
This training offers strategies to help practitioners feel balanced in activating or high risk situations. FAN provides an approach to reflective practice that can be utilized by staff and supervisors using the ARC of Engagement to structure staff/supervision and promote collaboration throughout.
SCIMHA encourages staff or team participation in FAN Training in order to maximize the impact within your organization or agency. Priority will be given to teams committed to integrating the FAN Approach into its work. If you are interested in participating in the upcoming FAN Training, please click the link below and fill out a brief form.
FAN Training Interest Form
August 31 - Sept. 1, 2021
9 am - 3:30 pm
Sept. 2021 - Feb. 2022
- Participants will complete six FAN Reflective Learning Tools and will review one tool each month with their supervisor
- Supervisors will participate in one mentoring call per month with a FAN Trainer (1 hour)
Learn the basics of the FAN Approach
Who Should Attend:
Supervisors and staff; priority will be given to staff teams
$35 for SCIMHA members; $70 for non-members
Questions? Contact Sheniqua Scott
FAN Training provided in partnership with the Erikson Institute
The Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health® provides a set of competencies for professional development in the infant and family field. Those who earn Endorsement® demonstrate their commitment to this principle as they provide services that promote infant mental health with a high level of quality and integrity.
Join SCIMHA Endorsement Coordinator Jean Cimino for a one-hour overview of the Endorsement® credential as well as the process for achieving Endorsement®.
Training Objectives of this Webinar Include:
Questions? Email Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 20, 2021 9 am - 3:30 pm
Sept. 23, 2021 9 am - 3:30 pm
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