MeAIMH Annual Training Conference 2017
May 12, 2017
8:15 am - 4:00 pm
MeAIMH Annual Training Conference
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
For our 30th Annual Conference
May 12, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown
Thanks to our generous sponsors, including:
Tackling the Tough Stuff: Supporting Families at Risk
A well-respected, sought-after therapist, presenter, and consultant, Stephan A. Viehweg is an Assistant Research Professor and the Associate Director of the Riley Child Development Center, a nationally recognized interdisciplinary leadership training program supported by the Indiana Maternal and Child Health Bureau. He serves as a faculty member of the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and the School of Social Work. He is the founding chair of Infancy Onward (Indiana’s Infant Mental Health Association), founding president of Family Voices Indiana, and co-author of the book Tackling the Tough Stuff: A Home Visitor’s Guide to Supporting Families at Risk.
MeAIMH Annual Training Conference Overview
Everyone knows that babies need consistent, responsive and sensitive caregivers to develop in emotionally healthy ways—however, sometimes we forget that relationship needs continue even for adults. Relationship experiences in early childhood not only set the stage for how we think about ourselves and others, but also continue to influence our behaviors as we grow into adulthood. Many parents encountered by early childhood workers have not had histories of positive relationships; as a result, it can be hard to gain their trust and engage them in partnerships. Participants will learn how to build partnerships with caregivers in order to facilitate parental ability to support their young child’s regulation, social and emotional skills. Strategies to effectively support challenging child behavior from this perspective will be shared.
Participants will be able to…
- Recognize and describe links between early experiences and adult behaviors related to relationships and caregiving.
- Demonstrate relationship-based methods to connect with parents and teach parenting skills to address challenging child behaviors.
- Explore and discuss the PAUSE framework as a tool to build relationships and enhance successful outcomes.
MeAIMH Annual Training Conference Schedule of the Day
- 08:15 – 09:00 Registration
- 09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and Introduction
- 09:15 – 10:30 Relationship-based Practice and Reflective Skills in Early Childhood Fields
- 10:30 – 10:45 Break
- 10:45 – 12:00 Introduction to the PAUSE Framework
- 12:00 – 01:00 Lunch and MeAIMH, Inc. Presentation
- 01:00 – 02:15 Using Relationship and Reflection to Help When Children Display Difficult Behaviors
- 02:15 – 02:30 Break
- 02:30 – 04:00 Round Table Reflection: PAUSE in our Work
Q & A and Wrap-Up with Steve
- 04:00 Adjourn
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Registration is $145.00 for non-members and $130.50 for MeAIMH members, Casa Inc., and CCC/Washington County Attendees. Lunch is included. University of Maine and Psychology CEUs will be available.
All participants will receive a certificate for 5.0 contact hours.
NO REFUNDS OF REGISTRATION FEES ARE POSSIBLE AFTER MAY 5th