Introduction to Infant and Early Mental Health (Virtual Watch Party) March 2024

Event Phone: 780-429-4787

Introduction to Early and Infant Mental Health is a free online webinar series that “provides an overview of early development with a focus on infant mental health and factors that can support or hinder development. Theoretical models that can be used to understand behaviors and influencing factors will be explored and considered within the context of community programs that work with families and young children.”

This training introduces anyone working with infants, young children, and their families to the basic concepts of infant and early mental health. The 4-hour webinar focuses on a number of topics that range from brain development to attachment and relationships, to cultural humility as well as community and advocacy.

This training will be split into three, 2 hour sessions (March 6th, 13th & 20th), consisting of videos & discussion.

What’s included?

  • Each Educator attending the training will receive a copy of Comfort, Play & Teach: The First Five Years resource manual, full of developmentally-appropriate activities and strategies to promote healthy brain development
  • Certificate of Completion with attendance of all 6 hours of training
  • Educators will be eligible for paid time to attend training (if applicable)

Training Expectations

  • Each person needs to complete the two pre-surveys online prior to the first watch party (link to register will be emailed to you, it is not the AHVNA website)
  • The nature of the activities mean people can watch from one computer (your whole team can watch together if you want!). Participants must be registered to receive PD Funding
  • Cameras on is preferred. You must be able to interact with facilitators and other participants.
  • Complete the two post surveys online after you have watched all the sessions
  • Don’t forget the popcorn!

In order to register, Agency or individual must be a member of AHVNA; one membership of $100 allows for any Early Childhood Educator within that agency to register for training through these grants.

If you have any questions, or require assistance with registration, please email or call our administrative team at 780-429-4787

  • Day 1
     March 6, 2024
     6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Day 2
     March 13, 2024
     6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Day 3
     March 20, 2024
     6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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