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Upcoming Current Events & Trainings Opportunities

Parent Development Interview (PDI)/Reflective Functioning (RF) Training

Date: July 14-16, 2018
Location: Yale Child Study Center
This 3 day course is suitable for anyone who wants to become reliable in scoring reflective functioning on the PDI
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Infant Massage Trainings

A wonderful tool for helping families connect more closely with their baby and understand their baby's cues and communication, while at the same time giving parents an interative practice that improves their baby's sleep patterns, helps alleviate postnatal depression, enhances interaction, and reduces stress for both baby and parent.
Upcoming trainings in our area:
Watertown, MA (Bostone Area) -
April 24-27, 2018
Watertown, MA (Bostone Area) -
April 30 - May 3, 2018
Northampton, MA -
June 19-22, 2018
Northampton, MA -
October 16-19, 2018
CEUs Available for 10 professions
Cost: $625 if registered 3+ weeks in advance, 10% discount if 3+ people attending
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On-going Events & Training Opportunities


The Portland State University Graduate School of Education announces an Infant/Toddler Mental Health a fully, online one-year graduate certificate

The Infant/Toddler Mental Health (ITMH) graduate certificate is a fully online, 20-credit, graduate-level program designed for service providers who work with families with children age prenatal to 3 years old. Early childhood and early intervention educators, mental health providers, health care workers, social service workers and counselors, as well as home visitors and childcare providers will benefit from the interdisciplinary and relationship-based approach of the ITMH program. Our instructional team is comprised of faculty from the fields of psychology, special education and counseling who highlight the most current research and interventions throughout ITMH coursework. The program takes one year to complete. The ITMH program is aligned with the Michigan Infant Mental Health Association standards.
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University of Massachusetts Boston Infant- Parent Mental Health Postgraduate Certificate Program

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The Center for Early Education and Development offers a range of online courses related to IMH

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The Yale-Riggs Infant & Family Mental Health Training Program

The Yale-Riggs Infant Mental Health Training series is dedicated to the exploration of development, attachment, trauma and the interaction of these topics within the parent-child relationship and family system. Adapted to be presented over the course of two weekend long seminars, the course continues to translate evidence-based theory into practice, drawing on neurobiological, psychoanalytic, attachment, adult mental health and family systems ideas, and to make the training relevant to the practitioners’ particular work contexts. The teaching emphasizes discussion and reflection as integral to the learning process. Limited enrollment allows attendees to actively participate in the exploration of the ideas presented at each meeting.
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Institute of Parenting at Adelphi University offers a range of Professional Development Programs

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Online Post-graduate Program available in Infant Mental Health and Psychoanalytic Parent Infant Psychotherapy

The School of Infant Mental Health in London, England offers an online diploma programs in Infant Mental Health and Psychoanalytic Parent Infant Psychotherapy.
See their Website for more detail and for program requirements


Montclair State University is now offerring a Graduate Student Certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

The 15 credit Graduate Certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health prepares educators, early childhood staff, mental health practitioners, counselors, clergy, pediatricians, nurses, early intervention professionals, maternal-child home visitors, child protective staff, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists and allied professionals in the field of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, an interdisciplinary field concerned with the optimal physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the infant and young child (birth through 8 year old) within the context of his/her family.
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Past Events




Montclair University Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health is offering a
10-Month Advanced Intensive in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Dates: 2nd Saturday of every month from October 2017 to July 2018
24 Hours of Reflective Supervision also Included


The Dr. T. Berry Brazelton Symposium and 100th Birthday Celebration

Date: Monday April 23, 2018
Symposium 9 AM - 4 PM, Birthday Celebration 6 PM
Location: Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Ave. Newton, MA


SAMHSA's National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Town Hall Discussion

Date: Thursday May 10, 2018 7-9:30 PM EST
Tune into the Live Webcast of the Washington, DC event


The Center on the Developing Child is hosting a Frontiers of Innovation Science-Based Innovation Training

Date: May 7, 2018 9 AM - 5 PM
Location: Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA


Partnership for Strong Communities for the 4th IForum of the 2018 Series: Ending Family Homelessness: A Focus on the Entire Family

Date: April 23, 2018 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: The Lyceum in Hartford, 227 Lawrence St.


Facing Today's Challenges, Embracing Tomorrow's Success Conference: Children and Families Facing Trauma

Date: April 6-7, 2018


Trauma-Informed Pediatric Provider Course: Addressing Childhood Adversity and Building Resilience

Date: April 5-8, 2018

Introduction to Reflective Supervision and Consultation - 2 Week Online Short Course

Dates: February 12 - 26, 2018


Enhancing Attachment Bonds in Clinical, Community, Family and Educational Settings

Date: March 2, 2018


International Woman's Day 2018: Viewing of Zero Weeks

Date: March 8, 2018
Host: Connecticut Woman's Consortium


Postpartum Support International "Components of Care" Training on Perinatal Mood Disorders

Date: March 15 - 16, 2018


Finding Home: Connecting Multiple Systems to Create a Safe Space for Family Recovery

Hosted by: The Connecticut Women's Consortium
Date: Monday, January 29th 9AM - 4PM




Brazelton Touchpoints Center Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Location: Boston, MA
October 5-6/November 9-10, 2017
Training: Newborn Behavioral Observations Training

Date: October 26-27, 2017
Training: Facilitating the Brazelton Touchpoints Parenting Program

Date: November 17-18, 2017
Training: Family Connections Fall Institute

Date: December 5-6, 2017
Training: Brazelton Touchpoints Individual Level Training


Circle of Security for Parents Facilitator Training in Spanish

Date: September 18-21, 2017
Location: Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, West Hartford, CT


Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Dates: February 3-4, 2017
Training; Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale Training

Dates: February 6-7, 2017
Training: 2-Day Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBOs) Training

February 16-17, 2017
2-Day Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBOs) Training

April 3-5, 2017
Brazelton Touchpoints Individual Level Training

July 24-28, 2017
Training: Summer Community Level Training
Location: Boston, MA


6th Annual Riggs-Yale Conference on Developmental Psychopathology, Family Process, and Social Context

Focus: Early Intervention with High-Need/Low-Resource Populations
Date: Saturday July 29, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Austin Riggs Center, 25 Main St, Stockbridge, MA 01262


Minding The Baby Introductory Training Institute

Date: July 18-20, 2017
Location: Yale Child Study Center


Postpartum Support Internation (PSI) Annual Conference & Components of Care Training

Dates: July 14-15, 2017 with 2 day pre-conference workshops on July 12-13
Location: Philadelphia, PA


Official DC:0-5™ Regional Training Coming Soon to a Location Near You!

DC:0–5 TM: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood enhances the professional’s ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental health problems in the earliest years by identifying and describing disorders not addressed in other classification systems
Date: June 15-16, 2017
Location: Center for Clinical Services Montclair State University


Treatment & Prevention of Traumatic Birth: Informed Clinicians Empowering Clients

Date: June 16, 2017
Location: Veteran's Memorial Clubhouse, 100 Sunset Ridge Dr., East Hartford, CT 06118


Circle of Security 4-Day Training

Dates: April 18-21, 2017
Bert Powell , Co-originator of Circle of Security
Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, West Hartford, CT


Connecticut Hospital Association Conference

Dates: Friday, April 21, 2017 8:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Keynote Speaker: Stephen W. Porges, PhD, Scientist and Professor
Topic: Promoting Safety and Connectedness: A Philosophy of Care for the High-Risk Infant and Family
Location: Connecticut Hospital Association, Wallingford, CT


The 1st Annual Social-Emotional Competence Assessment Design Challenge

Due Date: April 20, 2017 by 11:59 E.T.
The Establishing Practical Social-Emotional Competence Assessments of Preschool to High School students will award up to $5,000 for innovative direct assessments of social-emotional skills. Winners will also receive public recognition (featured pieces in blogs, websites, and other media outlets) and inclusion in a professional network dedicated to advancing SE assessment.

The aim of the design challenge is to stimulate the development and use of practical social-emotional competence assessments that support effective instruction and positive student development. You can help us broaden our reach to potential applicants by sharing this call for submissions with your networks. If you have questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact Lindsay Read at lread@casel.org or 312.690.5821.


Circle of Security® Intensive Training

Dates: March 20-24 & 27-31, 2017
Bert Powell
Klingberg Family Center, New Britain, CT


4th Annual EASTCONN Infant and Toddler Connference

Dates: Friday, March 17, 2017 9 AM - 3 PM
Topic: Integrating a Trauma Lens into Practice with Young Children and their Families
EASTCONN Conference Center, Hampton, CT


Perinatal Support Group Facilitator Training

Date: March 11, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Augusta Curtis Cultural Center, 175 East Main St., Meriden, CT




Resilience Institute (DECA Tools and Family Resilience)

Location: Courtyard Marriott, Cromwell, CT
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM January 25, 2017 and February 1, 2017

Brazelton Touchpoints Center Professional Development Opportunities

Dates: December 8-9, 2016
Training; Newborn Behavioral Observation (NBO) - 2 day Training
Location: Boston, MA

Infant Massage USA® Certificate Trainings

Watertown, MA - May 20-23, 2016
Hartford, CT - June 4-5 and 25-26, 2016
Eagleville, PA - June 20-23, 2016
Northampton, MA - August 16-19, 2016
Morristown, NJ - September 13-16, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA - November 15-18, 2016
Northampton, MA - November 29-December 2, 2016
CEUs are available

Institute of Parenting at Adelphi University Professional Development Workshops

Brazelton Touchpoints Center Professional Development Opportunities

May and June 2016

15th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health

Dates: May 29 - June 2, 2016
Topic: Infant Mental Health in a Rapidly Changing World: Conflict, Adversity, and Resilience
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Annual Minding the Baby 3-day Training

Date: July 19 - 21, 2016
Topic: Focus is on the clinical strategies developed and applied within the MTB program
Location: Yale Child Study Center
Fee: $900 early bird special, $1000 as of June 1st

Giselle Institute of Child Development, The Latest Information in the Earliest Years: Social and Emotional Learning in Early Childhood

Date: May 6, 2016 8:15 - Noon
Presenter: Marc Brackett, Ph.D., Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Location: Yale School of Management 165 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT

1-Day Conference, Early Autism: Advances in Research and Clinical Practice Conference

Date & Time: April 7th, 9 AM - 4 PM
Topic: Screening, diagnosis, and treatment of toddlers with Autism & medical issues associated with the disorder
Location: Yale Child Study Center




Circle of Security 3-Day Core Sensitivity Seminar in New Britain

Date: October 20-22, 2015

Circle of Security Parenting training in New Britain

Date: June 16-19, 2015

Roundtable Discussion on Infant Mental Health with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and CT Experts

Date: May 6, 2015
Topic: Infant Mental Health Workforce
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22nd Annual Together We Will Conference: Use a Framework for Social and Emotional Development Success

Date: March 25, 2015
Presenter: Tweety Yates, Ph. D., Univeristy of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Location: The State Education Resource Center (SERC) of CT, Cromwell, CT

Annual Infant Toddler Conference

Date: March 20, 2015
Topic: Healthy Beginnings for Infants and Toddlers - Supporting the Social/Emotional Health of Young Children
Presenter: Charlie Slaughter, MPH, RD, Primary Prevention Service Coordinator
Location: EASTCONN




Workshops on Attachment

Date: October 10, 2014
Topic: An Introduction to Group Attachment-Based Intervention (GABI)
Location: 66th Fifth Ave. New York, NY

3-day Seminar on Attachment Disorders

Date: October 23-25, 2014
Location: 80 5th Ave. New York, NY

Rhode Island Infant Mental Health Conference

Date: May 23, 2014
Presenter: Kristen Campagna, M.Ed, Rhode Island Dept of Health
Location: Crown Plaza at the Crossing

10-day Circle of Security Intensive Training for Clinicians

Date: May 5 - 16, 2014
Location: Yale Child Study Center

Certified Infant Massage Instructor 2-day Training

Date: April 24-25, 2014
Location: Cup of Praise Waterbury, CT




Conference on Sensory Behavior Issues in Early Childhood

Date: October 25, 2013
Location: CREC Windsor, CT

Webinar: Learning the Infant-Toddler Development Assessment

Date: October 18, 2013

The 2013 Infant Toddler Institute

Date: September 27, 2013
Presenter: Janet Gongolez-Mena
Location: Norwalk Comunity College

Infant Mental Health Workshops for DCF/Early Head Start staff in New Britain and Meriden

Date: August 22 and 23, 2013
Location: Human Resource Agency 180 Clinton St. New Britain, CT

Infant-Toddler Developmental Assessment Live Webinar Trainings

Date: April 4, May 3, June 7

Free Professional Development Opportuntiy: Train-the-Trainer Sessions in Adult Learning

Date: April 19, 2013; May 24, 2013; June 14, 2013
Location: CT Chart-A-Course 2321 Whitney Ave. Suite 501 Hamden, CT

DCF/EHS staff workshop for those in the Hartford and Manchester area

Date: April 5, 2013
Using the ASQ and the Social-Emotional Questionnaire to screen for infant and toddler decelopmental growth
Anne Giordano, MS, IMH-E

Preventing Bullying inthe Lives in Young Children - One Day Conference

Date: Friday April 12th, 2013
Presenters: Dr. Ron Slaby & Dr. Kim Storey
Location: Univeristy of Connecticut Rome Ballroom Storrs, CT

The Connecticut Woman's Consortium Trainings

Date: March 15, 2013
Topic: Promoting Maternal Mental Health: Addressing Perinatal Mood Disorders for Crisis Service; MotherWoman's Community-Based Perinatal Support Model
Location: Hamden, CT

Circle of Security Training

Date: March 14-17, 2-13
Location: UConn School of Social Work - Library Building Auditorium 1800 Asylaum Ave. West Hartford

Final Workshop for EHS providers in Manchester/Hartford Area

Date: February 7 and 8, 2013

Infant-Toddler Developmental Assessment (IDA) Live Online Training

Date: January 11, 2013

Training for EHS providers in Manchester/Hartford Area

Date: January 10 and 11, 2013




Infant-Toddler Developmental Assessment (IDA) Live Online Training

Date: November 2, 2012

The 5th Annual State of the State Neonatal-Perinatal Conference

Date: Tuesday November 27, 2012

Topic: "It Takes a Village: Supporting Infant/Parent Mental Health"
Location: Hartford Hospital Campus Heublein Hall


The Second Conveneing of The First 1000 Days: Off to a Healthy Start

Date: October 19, 2012

Presenters: Neal Halfon, MD, MPH; Paul Dworkin, MD; Judith Meyers, PhD
Location: State Capitol Hartford, CT