9am to 10:30am each day
The South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association (SCIMHA) invites you to join with national experts to examine practices and policies that can better support infant and early childhood mental health in South Carolina.
$55: SCIMHA Member
Monday, August 31
9am to 9:30am
Welcome & What’s Happening at SCIMHA
Kerrie Schnake, CEO of SCIMHA will provide a brief overview of the work SCIMHA is doing to promote infant and early childhood mental health in South Carolina.
9:30am to 10:30am
Diagnosis and Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC: 0-5™)
Dr. Dorinda Williams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Zero to Three
This session will serve as an overview of DC:0-5™ Diagnosis and classification of mental health and developmental disorders of infancy and early childhood (DC:0-5™) for the purpose of providing a foundational understanding of early childhood mental health disorders and of this revised diagnostic classification system for professionals who work with infants and young children.
For more information on Zero to Three and DC:0-5, Please Click Here.
Tuesday, September 1
9am to 9:45am
Panel Discussion and Q&A with SC Agency Leaders
Director Leach, DSS; Director Rogers, DMH; Director Baker, DHHS
Hear from SC Agency Leaders on their work to support infant and early childhood mental health in our state.
9:45am to 10:30am
Break Out Sessions - choose one to attend
Jean Cimino, IMH-E® Infant Mental Health Mentor (Policy)
This break-out session will provide an overview of SCIMHA's premier infant and early childhood workforce professional development program, the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement® (IMH-E® / ECMH-E®). The IMH-E® / ECMH-E® is a competencies-based credential that is open to any professional who provides services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-6 years) and their families/caregivers, regardless of scope of practice.
2. Supporting Your Social-Emotional Health During a Crisis
Jessica Sharp and Lucie Maguire, SC Program for Infant and Toddler Care
This training will provide professionals in the field of infant and early childhood mental health with tools to identify the 8 dimensions of well-being. It will cover the concept of resilience and provide strategies for supporting social-emotional well-being and challenging behaviors that may occur due to stress.
3. Diversity Tenets in IECMH
The Tenets Initiative offers workshops to help participants link the Tenets to their spheres of practice by reaching new levels of self-understanding, unpacking programmatic and organizational practices, and analyzing policy efforts to effect change. We start by engaging with a central assumption: we cannot do work in diversity, equity and inclusion without beginning with ourselves.
Wednesday, September 2
9am to 10:30am
Dr. Sherry Heller is an applied developmental psychologist and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane University School of Medicine. She has been a fellow in ZERO TO THREE’s Leaders for the 21st Century program and co-edited a book on Reflective Supervision.
Dr. Heller will discuss how Reflective Supervision can support child and family serving professionals to reduce burnout and promote greater sensitivity to clients.
Thursday, September 3
9am to 10:30am
Equity from the Inside Out
Eva Marie Shivers, Indigo Cultural Center
Dr. Shivers is a nationally recognized researcher on issues related to culture, community, and family and child development. This session will focus on how to create culturally responsive and equitable early childhood systems.