Log in

Upcoming events

    • 19 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • GoToMeeting

    Want an introduction to the Endorsement® online application?

    Join our Endorsement Coordinator, Jean Cimino, for a peak behind the Endorsement® curtain!

    • 20 Aug 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (EDT)
    • GoToMeeting
    • 80

    Promoting Child Development Together…Let’s Learn the Signs and Act Early

    August 20, 2020 12:00pm-1:00


    Lorraine Cragan-Sullivan, MA, MSW, LMSW

    This is a free opportunity for SCIMHA members! 

    *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.

    Learn how to work with parents to support the development of children birth through five years using the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. Free materials.


    • Participants will be equipped to engage parents in developmental monitoring
    • Participants will be able to explain the importance of developmental monitoring and screening to parents


    Lorraine Cragan-Sullivan

    Lorraine Cragan-Sullivan has nearly 25 years of experience working with children and families in diverse settings. She received her Bachelor and Master degrees in psychology from Marist College and a Master of Social Work degree from the University at Albany.  Lorraine is employed by Prisma Health-Upstate in the Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy and serves as Program Coordinator-Upstate Outreach for Help Me Grow South Carolina. Help Me Grow is an evidence-based program founded on the fundamental premise that developmental surveillance and screening, along with early detection of children with developmental or behavioral health concerns and their connection to community services improves health outcomes for children. She is a certified trainer in the Ages & Stages Questionnaires through Brookes Publishing, a certified trainer in the Strengthening Families’ Protective Factor Framework, and serves as the CDC’s Act Early Ambassador to South Carolina.

      • 31 Aug 2020
      • (EDT)
      • 3 Sep 2020
      • (EDT)
      • 4 sessions
      • Virtual
      • 151

      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 



      DAY 1

      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


      DAY 2

      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

      1.  Endorsement®

      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.   


        Day 3

        Wednesday, September 2

        9am to 10:30am

        Reflective Supervision 

        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. 


        Day 4

        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.

      Past events

      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®

      SCIMHA is a 501(c)3 organization

      Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software