SCIMHA Virtual Annual Meeting and Conference 2020
Want an introduction to the Endorsement® online application?
Join our Endorsement Coordinator, Jean Cimino, for a peak behind the Endorsement® curtain!
Promoting Child Development Together…Let’s Learn the Signs and Act Early
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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
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.
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