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    • 1 Dec 2021
    • 15 Dec 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom

    LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR STAFF USING REFLECTIVE SUPERVISION

    South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association's Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative (RSLC) is a 12-month process comprised of learning sessions, web-based reflection experiences and active implementation phases. Support is built in throughout the process. 

    The program is designed for supervisors within the infant/early childhood program space, including:

    Child Welfare Programs
    Early Care and Education
    Early Intervention
    Home Visiting
    And More!

    PARTICIPANTS WILL:
    - Learn the essential elements of reflective supervision along with structural tools and strategies to build, sustain and deepen reflective practice 
    - Broaden their understanding and increase their confidence in supporting others through reflective supervision
    - Learn to implement and sustain reflective supervision within their program, resulting in a return on investment and enhanced agency practice for years to come
    - Observe reflective supervision sessions, participate in small group discussions and share experiences with peers working towards the same goal
    - Receive up to 24 hours of reflective consultation which can be applied to the Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health®
    - Learn in a relaxed, team-based environment that builds from the collective knowledge and experience of the group
    - Connect with peers, broaden professional networks and learn about additional training and professional development opportunities

    Each participant will receive up to 24 hours of reflective consultation by a vetted reflective supervisor. RSLC groups consisting of five members will meet online monthly for two-hour periods over the period of one year. The monthly reflective consultation hours that participants receive will meet the reflective supervision requirements for Endorsement. Additionally, the reflective supervision hours that supervisors provide to their own staff members may prepare staff for their own Endorsement application. 

    REQUIREMENTS:
    This learning collaborative is designed for masters prepared professionals who supervise infant/early childhood professionals and are ready to implement reflective supervision within their programs and pursue Endorsement upon completion of the experience. 

    While previous experience providing reflective supervision is not a requirement for participation, it is helpful to have some basic knowledge and understanding of the subject.

    In lieu of a master's degree, you may list training, experience and personal or professional insights that have led to your interest in participating in the learning collaborative. 

    SCIMHA is working to promote and expand the delivery of reflective supervision by endorsed professionals across the state. The education requirement is consistent with Endorsement standards for reflective supervisors. 

    COST:
    The 12-month learning collaborative is $1,400 per participant. It includes:
    - Three training sessions, each 2.5 hours long 
    - All training materials
    - Reflective consultation facilitated by an Endorsed® reflective supervisor (done monthly in groups of five for two-hour sessions)
    - Endorsement application fee
    - Registration for SCIMHA's annual conference

    SCIMHA is offering a small subsidy for individuals seeking to participate in the learning collaborative who do not have the financial support of an organization. Please contact Susan Callahan for more information. 

    Scholarships Available! Apply Now! 


    • 7 Dec 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    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. Discussion will focus on how our work and life experiences relate to the information shared in the professional development offering. 

    Applying a Developmental Lens to Child Welfare Work

    SCIMHA's study group will meet to review an episode in a podcast series on Early Development and Child Welfare created by CEED and the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare. The series of 10 episodes covers a range of important aspects of child development and child welfare work. 

    In this episode, Christine Cole, LCSW, IMH-E® interviews Kristin Irrer, IMH-E® to discuss how recognizing the various developmental needs of children is crucial for child welfare workers in order to appropriately engage with youth and families. 

    Listen to the Podcast

    Participating in Study Group:

    1. Please listen to the podcast prior to the study group gathering.

    2. Turn your microphone and video camera on for the best interactive discussion experience. 

    *Time spent at this event counts towards IMH-E® and ECMH-E® training or renewal requirements. We recommend consulting the competency guidelines associated with your Endorsement® category to confirm. Please contact Jean Cimino at endorsement@scimha.org with any questions. 


    Not currently a  SCIMHA member but want to participate? Join us now!



    • 13 Dec 2021
    • 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    • Zoom
    Register


    Want an introduction to the Endorsement application online?

    Join SCIMHA Endorsement Coordinator Jean Cimino for a virtual walk through all the aspects of the online Endorsement Application System (EASy).

    Questions? Email Jean Cimino


    • 14 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual
    Register



    • 14 Dec 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Register

    FOR ENDORSED MEMBERS ONLY:

    Endorsement renewal for the coming year is due Jan. 31, 2022. 

    Drop in anytime during office hours to talk with SCIMHA staff about requirements for renewal. 

    Not available during this time? SCIMHA Endorsement Coordinator Jean Cimino can be reached anytime. 

    More Information on Endorsement renewal can be found here

    • 16 Dec 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 87
    Register


    Webinar Objectives: 

    This presentation will address challenges to parenting while in recovery from opioid use disorder and present qualitative research findings to support the development of a prenatal parenting intervention for women in recovery. The presentation will cover how the interplay between addiction and the attachment system complicates parenting and caregiver-child relationships and current research on parenting challenges and interventions in this population. The presentation will also include qualitative research findings on women's experiences being pregnant and preparing to parent while in recovery and provide best practice recommendations for parenting interventions for women in recovery. 

    1. Participants will learn about the interplay between addiction and the attachment system. 
    2. Participants will identify common challenges to parenting for women with opioid use disorder and in recovery. 
    3. Participants will describe best practices for parenting and interventions for women in recovery. 

    About Our Speaker: Katherine Guyot-Harris, Ph.D.

    Katherine Guyon-Harris is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the Division of General Academic Pediatrics. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and serves as a clinician specializing in infant and early childhood mental health and relationship-based parenting interventions for children from birth to age five. 

    Guyon-Harris earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Michigan State University and completed Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy of degrees at Eastern Michigan University. She was awarded the Graduate Dean's Award for Research Excellence for her master's thesis, which explored trajectories of pre- to postnatal maternal depression symptoms across the birth of a child and child social-emotional outcomes. For dissertation, she was awarded two foundation grants to examine prenatal predictors of disrupted parenting behavior at 12 months postpartum.

    She completed a clinical internship at the Tulane University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, specializing in infant and early childhood mental health. Guyon-Harris also completed a joint research and clinical postdoctoral fellowship at Tulane, further specializing in IECMH and earning hours for psychology licensure. Following postdoctoral studies at Tulane, Guyon-Harris completed a T32-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics to gain further training in perinatal mental health and substance use in primary care settings. 

    *Time spent at this event counts toward IMH-E® and ECMH-E® training or renewal requirements. We recommend consulting the Competency Guidelines associated with your Endorsement® category to confirm. Contact SCIMHA Endorsement Coordinator Jean Cimino with questions. 





      • 17 Dec 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Zoom
      Register


      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 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:

      • Connecting SCIMHA's mission and activities to your work
      • Explaining the relevance of Endorsement to the infant and early childhood workforce in South Carolina and beyond
      • Differentiating between the different Endorsement categories
      • Mapping the journey to Endorsement and identifying steps to start the application process

      Questions? Email Jean at endorsement@scimha.org


      • 20 Dec 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Zoom
      Register


      Drop in anytime during office hours to talk with SCIMHA staff about the Infant Mental Health Endorsement 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 endorsement@scimha.org. 

      The next 20 applicants to become endorsed will receive a reimbursement of their Endorsement fees, thanks to a generous grant by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation. 



      • 10 Jan 2022
      • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      Register

      FOR ENDORSED MEMBERS ONLY:

      Endorsement renewal for the coming year is due Jan. 31, 2022. 

      Drop in anytime during office hours to talk with SCIMHA staff about requirements for renewal. 

      Not available during this time? SCIMHA Endorsement Coordinator Jean Cimino can be reached anytime. 

      More Information on Endorsement renewal can be found here

      • 11 Jan 2022
      • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Zoom
      Register

      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. Discussion will focus on how our work and life experiences relate to the information shared in the professional development offering. 

      Doulas are Magic, with LaToisha Rouse

      SCIMHA's study group will meet to review an episode in the podcast series Maternal Health Innovation. The podcast is developed by the Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center, a network of maternal health equity experts and organizations working to make real change for women and birthing people in the U.S. 

      In this episode, LaToisha Rouse shares how becoming a doula changed her entire life by allowing her to give people exactly what she wishes she had while delivering her four children (including triplets). According to LaToisha, "the reward is instant. It's addictive and you get to do it again and again and again, and you keep hearing the stories."

      But, unfortunately, there's a dark side to stories, which include hearing about the maternal mortality statistics and mistreatment numbers. For LaToisha, that's just another opportunity to help. This episode is hosted by Dr. Kristin Tully, co-chair of of the MHLIC Innovation Support Core, and researcher at UNC Chapel Hill. 

      Listen to the Podcast

      Participating in Study Group:

      1. Please listen to the podcast prior to the study group gathering.

      2. Turn your microphone and video camera on for the best interactive discussion experience. 

      *Time spent at this event counts towards IMH-E® and ECMH-E® training or renewal requirements. We recommend consulting the competency guidelines associated with your Endorsement® category to confirm. Please contact Jean Cimino at endorsement@scimha.org with any questions. 


      Not currently a  SCIMHA member but want to participate? Join us now!



      • 13 Jan 2022
      • 28 Jan 2022
      • 6 sessions
      • Zoom
      Register


      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.

      *Participation in the 2022 pilot is by invitation only.  Future sessions will be offered in the spring of 2022 with open registration for all professionals.  

      • 27 Jan 2022
      • 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
      Register

      FOR ENDORSED MEMBERS ONLY:

      Endorsement renewal for the coming year is due Jan. 31, 2022. 

      Drop in anytime during office hours to talk with SCIMHA staff about requirements for renewal. 

      Not available during this time? SCIMHA Endorsement Coordinator Jean Cimino can be reached anytime. 

      More Information on Endorsement renewal can be found here

      • 7 Feb 2022
      • 11 Feb 2022
      • 5 sessions
      • Virtual



      TO REGISTER: 
      Please fill out the interest form below. 

      COSP Scholarship Form

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