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    • 15 Apr 2021
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    • 20 May 2021
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    • 2 sessions
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    Part 1: April 15, 2020 12 - 1 pm  

    Part 2: May 20, 2020 12 - 1 pm

     

    Infant Mental Health 101

    Infant mental health (IMH) is a rapidly expanding field in South Carolina. IMH is a multidisciplinary field that aims to promote awareness of healthy social and emotional development, prevent the development of mental health concerns, and address symptoms of distress in young children and their caregivers when they do arise. 

    This two-part series will start an introductory overview of infant mental health and the concepts that underlie all infant mental health work across the promotion/prevention/intervention spectrum.

    It will then focus in on IMH intervention, illustrating core components such as assessing the parent-child relation and using the DC 0-5 Diagnostic system, and briefly introducing evidence-based interventions. The second part of the series will utilize a case-presentation to illustrate the concepts introduced in the first presentation. 

    Objectives: 

    • To define infant mental health and describe foundational principles related to infant mental practices.
    • To review IMH best practices of the initial assessment of a child and caregiver prior to starting therapy services. 
    • To introduce common IMH interventions such as Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Circle of Security, and Preschool PTSD treatment. 
    • To apply knowledge gained from presentation to a IMH case. 

     

    Presenter: 


    Mackenzie Soniak, PsyD

    Mackenzie is the Director of South Carolina's Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Network. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England. During graduate school she served in a leadership role in an applied research and evaluation group, focusing on projects that aimed to create trauma-informed systems of care for young children and their families. Mackenzie completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado Medical School Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health and her pre-doctoral internship in infant mental health at Tulane University School of Medicine. Mackenzie has a strong passion for working with young children and their families and believes that it is imperative that all young children should have access to culturally sensitive, relationship-based, and trauma-informed care. She has trained in and served families using several evidence-based, relationship-focused assessments and treatments. She has a particular enthusiasm for providing services to young children and families in the child welfare system and building systems of care for child-serving systems through training, reflective consultation, and policy work.



    *Time spent at this event counts toward IMHE® and/or ECMHE® Training  or Renewal requirements. We recommend consulting the Competency Guidelines associated with your Endorsement® category to confirm. Please contact SCIMHA's Endorsement Coordinator at endorsement@scimha.org with any questions.





      • 22 Apr 2021
      • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
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      Virtual Office Hours 

      Join SCIMHA staff anytime during the hour to ask questions about the  IMH-E®  and/or  ECMH-E®.  This opportunity is open to prospective and current applicants, as well as Endorsed colleagues. If you are not available during this month's office hours, don't fret! Our Endorsement Coordinator can be reached anytime at  endorsement@scimha.org 


      As a reminder, the next 25 applicants who become Endorsed will be reimbursed their Endorsement® fees!


      • 3 May 2021
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      • 6 May 2021
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      • 4 sessions
      • virtual
      • 229
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      The South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association (SCIMHA) invites you to join with national experts & state leaders to examine practices and policies that can better support infant and early childhood mental health in South Carolina.  

      Individual Registrations

      $55 for Members

      $65 for Non-Members

      $90 for Conference and one-year membership ($110 value and bonus month)

      Organization Registrations

      10 registrants for $550 ($650 value) 

      15 registrants for $825 ($975 value)

      20 registrants for $1,100 ($1,300 value)

      Program at a Glance

      Monday, May 3


      9:00 am - SCIMHA Panel Case Study



      10:00 am - Dr. Aisha Ray 

      The Power of Relationships in Work for Racial Equity in IECMH 

      _______________________________________________________________


      Tuesday, May 4

      9:00 am - Berry Kelly, WIC

      The Key to Success


      10:00 - Dr. Barbara Stroud

      How to Measure a Relationship

      _______________________________________________________________

      Wednesday, May 5

      9am - Safe Baby Court Panel Discussion with:

      • Chavis Gash, SCIMHA - Safe Baby Court Coordinator
      • Josie Jones, Spartanburg DSS Director
      • Michelle Cunningham, liaison to DAODAS at SCDSS
      • Amanda Whittle, Director of SC Department of Children's Advocacy

      10am - Dr. Gerry Costa

      Reconceptualizing Training as Professional Formation in the Field of Infant Mental Health 

      _______________________________________________________________

      Thursday, May 6

      9am - Zero to Three

      • Lindsay Usry, Director of IECMH Strategy
      • Meghan Schmelzer, Senior Policy Analyst


      10:30am - State Policy Leaders

      • Louise Johnson, MS - Director, Division of Children Adolescents and Their Families at the Department of Mental Health
      • Gwynne Goodlet, JD, MPA - Director Child Health and Wellbeing at Department of Social Services
      • Ann-Marie Dwyer, MSW, LISW-CP - Director Behavioral Health at the Department of Health and Human Services
      • Michele Bowers - Director, Division of Early Care and Education at Department of Social Services
      • Kim Seals, MSPH, MPA - Director, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health at Department of Health & Environmental Control

      *Time spent at this event counts toward IMHE® and/or ECMHE® Training  or Renewal requirements. We recommend consulting the Competency Guidelines associated with your Endorsement® category to confirm. Please contact SCIMHA's Endorsement Coordinator at endorsement@scimha.org with any questions.



      • 12 May 2021
      • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)
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      Want an introduction to the Endorsement® online application?


      Join our Endorsement Coordinator, Jean Cimino, for a virtual walk through of all aspects of the online Endorsement® Application System (EASy)! 


      • 19 May 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
      • Zoom
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      Endorsement® 101 

      Join SCIMHA's Endorsement® Coordinator, Jean Cimino, to learn all about the Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health®.  


      Training Objectives: 

      • Connect SCIMHA’s mission and activities to your work.
      • Explain how the IECMH Endorsement® is relevant to the infant and early childhood workforce (overall and in SC).
      • Differentiate between the different IECMH Endorsement® categories.
      • Identify the steps necessary to begin the IECMH Endorsement®  application process.


      • 24 May 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
      • Zoom
      Register

      Virtual Office Hours 

      Join SCIMHA staff anytime during the hour to ask questions about the  IMH-E®  and/or  ECMH-E®.  This opportunity is open to prospective and current applicants, as well as Endorsed colleagues. If you are not available during this month's office hours, don't fret! Our Endorsement Coordinator can be reached anytime at  endorsement@scimha.org 


      As a reminder, the next 20 applicants who become Endorsed will be reimbursed their Endorsement® fees!


    Past events

    13 Apr 2021 Endorsement® 101
    7 Apr 2021 April EASy Webinar
    6 Apr 2021 SCIMHA Study Group: April 2021
    31 Mar 2021 Safe Baby Court Team Approach Resource Informational Series
    24 Mar 2021 Endorsement® Office Hours
    18 Mar 2021 Third Thursday Webinar: Palmetto Basics: 5 Fun, Simple, Powerful Ways To Help Caregivers Give Children A Great Start In Life
    16 Mar 2021 Endorsement® 101
    3 Mar 2021 March EASy Webinar
    2 Mar 2021 SCIMHA Study Group: March 2021
    24 Feb 2021 Endorsement® Office Hours
    18 Feb 2021 Third Thursday Webinar: Children’s Health and Resource Geographic Exploration for Data-Driven Decisions (CHARGED3): Visualizing Factors Affecting Children's Developmental Health in South Carolina
    9 Feb 2021 Endorsement® 101
    8 Feb 2021 FAN Training
    3 Feb 2021 February EASy Webinar
    2 Feb 2021 SCIMHA Study Group: February 2021
    21 Jan 2021 Third Thursday Webinar: EMBRACE-ing Black Joy: Perinatal Care for Expecting Black Families
    19 Jan 2021 Endorsement® Office Hours
    11 Jan 2021 Endorsement® 101
    6 Jan 2021 January EASy Webinar
    17 Dec 2020 Third Thursday Webinar: What Is Reflective Supervision & Why Is It Important?
    11 Dec 2020 Endorsement® Office Hours
    8 Dec 2020 December EASy Webinar
    7 Dec 2020 DC: 0-5 Training
    2 Dec 2020 Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative
    1 Dec 2020 SCIMHA Study Group: December 2020
    19 Nov 2020 Third Thursday Webinar: IECMH in SC
    10 Nov 2020 November EASy Webinar
    9 Nov 2020 Endorsement® Office Hours
    3 Nov 2020 SCIMHA Study Group: November 2020
    15 Oct 2020 Third Thursday Webinar: Supporting the Self care of Parents How to demystify the buzz word and help parents create realistic self care routines - even now.
    14 Oct 2020 Endorsement® Office Hours
    13 Oct 2020 SCIMHA Study Group: October 2020
    7 Oct 2020 October EASy Webinar
    23 Sep 2020 Endorsement® Office Hours
    17 Sep 2020 Third Thursday Webinar: Attachment and Biobehavioral Catchup(ABC): An evidence-based Infant Mental Health Intervention has come to South Carolina
    14 Sep 2020 September EASy Webinar
    1 Sep 2020 SCIMHA Study Group: September 2020
    31 Aug 2020 SCIMHA Virtual Annual Meeting and Conference 2020
    20 Aug 2020 Third Thursday Webinar: Promoting Child Development Together…Let’s Learn the Signs and Act Early
    19 Aug 2020 EASy Webinar
    11 Aug 2020 Endorsement® Office Hours
    31 Jul 2020 EASy Webinar
    30 Jul 2020 Endorsement® Office Hours
    16 Jul 2020 Third Thursday Webinar: Children with Complex Congenital Heart Defects- Moving Towards Thriving After Surviving
    18 Jun 2020 Third Thursday Webinar: Supporting Caregivers’ Social-Emotional Health Will Help Infants, Toddlers and Young Children During a Crisis
    21 May 2020 Third Thursday Webinar: Sprouting for Success: The Young Child with Cancer
    16 Apr 2020 Third Thursday Webinar: Challenges of Parenting When Coping With COVID-19 Stressors
    20 Feb 2020 Third Thursday Webinar: Overview of the Early Intervention System in South Carolina
    23 Jan 2020 Third Thursday Webinar: "How Home visiting programs foster the development of positive mental health in infancy.”
    19 Dec 2019 Third Thursday Webinar: I am more than my ACE score: The importance of assessing for one’s Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs)
    5 Dec 2019 By Invitation Only - FAN Training Registration
    21 Nov 2019 Third Thursday Webinar: Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE): Evidence-based skills for promoting positive relationships with young children
    24 Oct 2019 Third Thursday Webinar: PCIT with Toddlers (PCIT-T):Improving Attachment and Emotion Regulation
    16 Oct 2019 By Invitation Only - Brazelton Touchpoints Training Registration
    19 Sep 2019 Third Thursday Webinar: Preschool Suspension and Expulsion Practices in Child Care in South Carolina
    29 Jul 2019 Webinar:SCIMHA Endorsement 101 Presentation Session 2
    24 Jul 2019 Connecting Families to ABC Services ( For Invited Participants Only)
    18 Jul 2019 Third Thursday Webinar: Early Identification of Autism
    11 Jul 2019 Webinar:SCIMHA Endorsement 101 Presentation
    20 Jun 2019 Third Thursday Webinar:Introduction to ACEs: Learn the impact of ACEs on early childhood brain development, health and well-being, the original ACE study and South Carolina ACE data, as well as strategies to empower communities to prevent ACEs.
    16 May 2019 Third Thursday Webinar: Addressing Infant and Toddler Mental Health among Immigrant and Refugee Families
    9 May 2019 SCIMHA 2nd Annual Meeting and Conference
    18 Apr 2019 Third Thursday Webinar: We all play a role in Infant Mental Health!
    21 Mar 2019 Third Thursday Webinar: Formal and Informal Observations of Parent-Child Interactions
    21 Feb 2019 Third Thursday Webinar: What Happens When You Disrupt a Secure Attachment?
    17 Jan 2019 Third Thursday Webinar: We all play a role in Infant Mental Health!
    9 Aug 2018 IECMH Endorsement Orientation Webinar
    29 May 2018 SCIMHA Annual Meeting
    21 May 2018 Using the “Facilitating Attuned Interactions” (FAN) approach as a Tool for Strengthening Early Childhood SOCs
    1 Apr 2018 April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
    27 Mar 2018 Webinar: Making a Difference: Maternal Depression
    27 Mar 2018 Applying the Protective Factors to Your Work - Children's Trust of South Carolina
    21 Feb 2018 Reflective Supervision Training
    8 Feb 2018 Kyle D. Pruett, MD: Understanding the Foundations for Comprehensive, Intervention-Oriented Infant and Toddler Developmental Assessment
    18 Jan 2018 Tackling the Tough Stuff: Addressing Social-Emotional Issues With Vulnerable Families (Zero to Three)
    18 Jan 2018 Join us to launch SC’s I-ECMH Endorsement®

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