If you work directly with infants, young children, and their families and want to deepen your reflective practice and direct service skills, this 6 month training is for you.
We have slots available for our January-June cohort. Please plan to schedule a pre-training phone call with Megan Smith to discuss the details and how the training might support you in your scope of work.
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. We will join together in a reflective space and will focus on how our work and life experiences relate to the information shared in the professional development offering.
SCIMHA's study group will meet to review this reading:
Supervisory Dilemma #9 from:
Heffron & Murch (2010), Reflective Supervision & Leadership in Infant and Early Childhood Programs, ZERO TO THREE, Washington D.C.
This study group session will be facilitated by Kristyn Driver, LISW-CP, IMH-E®, SCIMHA's Reflective Supervision Program Manager and Megan Smith, MT-BC, LCAT, IMH-E®, SCIMHA's IECMH Training and Reflective Supervision Specialist.
Participating in Study Group:
1. Please read the dilemma and consider the reflective questions prior to the study group gathering.
2. Turn your microphone and video camera on for the best interactive discussion experience.
Drop in anytime during office hours to talk with SCIMHA staff about the Infant Mental Health 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 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 and early childhood 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
Taylor Bagwell, IMH-E®
Taylor is a care coordinator and the developmental screening lead for Help Me Grow South Carolina, which is housed under the South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association (SCIMHA). In this role, Taylor supports HMG SC’s mission to promote healthy child development for children ages 5 and under statewide through her work in processing developmental screening, routine distribution of the LTSAE checklists and age-appropriate activities, discussions with caregivers of developmental milestones and how to engage in developmental monitoring, and works with caregivers to connect their children with resources and information as appropriate. Taylor graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelors and Masters of Social Work. She recently received her Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health® (Infant Family Associate) and she is the CDC’s Act Early Ambassador to South Carolina.
The SC Infant Mental Health Association and Help Me Grow SC are seeking partners interested in working to promote the healthy development of children birth through age 5. Our Network Partner funding opportunity will award four grants in April 2023. Partners will join a growing statewide network working to improve universal developmental screening access and strengthen connections to community-based programs and services that promote child health and family well-being. Grantees will receive training, ongoing technical assistance, professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award. Any non-profit agency serving young children and their families is eligible to apply.
Join us for an informational webinar on Friday, February 17,2022 from 9-10am to learn more.
Applications will open after the informational webinar! Questions? Contact Susan Callahan at email@example.com
Want an introduction to the online Endorsement Application System (EASy)?
Join SCIMHA Endorsement Coordinator Jean Cimino for a virtual walk through all the aspects of the online application.
Questions? Email Jean Cimino.
The Foundations Certificate is an 18-hour professional development experience that seeks to create a baseline of infant mental health knowledge among all early childhood professionals across workforce sectors in South Carolina, while also creating a pathway to Endorsement.
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