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Free Movie Screening –"Resilience"

September 19, Tuesday @ 3:00 pm -- ASU Tempe, RSVP:
September 21, Thursday @ 5:30 pm -- ASU West, RSVP:
September 27, Wednesday @ 3:00 pm -- ASU DPC, RSVP:

The Faithful City presents a free movie screening of "Resilience" as part of its trauma informed community movement. ASU faculty, staff, students and other community members are cordially invited to this event as a part of raising awareness on building a resilient community with the trauma informed care. Panel discussion to follow.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
14 N. Robson, Mesa

Stories of overcoming adversity

Facilitator: Mike Edwards: ACEs trainer

The 2nd annual Thrivings is a celebration for individuals who have overcome adversity and trauma. This open-mic like event is open to all people who want to share their story of how they are stronger for overcoming trauma. Please join us for this family friendly event. There will be snacks, live music, art and story. Hope to see you there!

Cost: Free. Please register with Mike at:

Click here for flyerFriday October 6th, 2017 9:00am - Noon
Cenpatico Integrated Care, 333 E. Wetmore Rd., Tucson, AZ

Emotional Regulation in Infants and Toddlers
Facilitator: Cathleen M. Phelan, LCSW, IMH-E(III) (Easterseals Blake Foundation)

Emotional regulation is a key component of social and emotional development for young children, but is often misunderstood. In this training, participants will become familiar with milestones of typical development of emotional regulation skills, gain understanding of the continuum from external regulation through co-regulation to self-regulation, learn ways to support the development of these skills in infants and young children, and identify relationship-based tools for intervention when concerns are identified.

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November 29 - December 1, 2017
San Diego, CA

Zero to Three Annual Conference 2017

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April 23-25, 2018 (Tentative)
Tempe, AZ

National Conference on Children of Incarcerated Parents

Arizona State University's Center for Child Well-Being and the Pima Prevention Partnership have initiated a partnership with service practitioners, agency leaders, researchers, and faith leaders, to plan and implement a National Conference on Children of Incarcerated Parents, tentatively scheduled to take place over 2.5 days in Phoenix on April 23-25, 2018.

We very much want to involve you. Please consider providing us your input on topics, presenters/keynote speakers, etc. by responding to this brief 5 question survey.

New Online Course Addresses Perinatal Depression

Perinatal depression is one of the most common medical complications women experience during pregnancy and the first 12 months after delivery. It can affect up to one in seven women and if left untreated and undetected, perinatal depression can be damaging to the growth and healthy development of very young children as well as the health of the mother. Perinatal depression includes major and minor depressive disorders.

In an effort to address this condition, our Bureaus of Women's and Children's Health and Nutrition and Physical Activity and the Division of Behavioral Health have collaborated on the development of a new Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) on-line course for home visitors and WIC staff in an effort to raise awareness and increase screening for depression. The PMAD online course takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete and will be available on the Strong Families AZ website under the professional development section for home visitors and available on the TRAIN LMS system site for WIC staff.

This online course covers the signs, symptoms and screening tools for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. In addition home visitors will learn about medical risks, social stressors and high-stress parenting situations that can be contributing factors to developing PMAD. The training includes instructions on how to screen for perinatal depression using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2) and the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and offers detailed information on best practices for support, client education and referral in both emergency and non-emergency situations.

Special thanks to the members of the PMAD Course Development Team who spent many hours developing and reviewing the course including Linda Yee, Dr.Trupti K. Patel, Karen Stewart, Sara Rumann, Emily Davis and the WIC Team, community partners Gabriela Arriaga, Pima County Health Department and Kathy Ward, Yuma County Public Health Services District and the subject matter expert Lucia Ciciolla, Arizona State University. The course was built by Cine Learning Productions, under the direction of Tom Calpin.

Infant and Family Studies Certificate Program

This is a new, exciting 13 credit, college level, Infant and Family Studies certificate program that is based on the MI-AIMH (NM-AIMH) Competencies® and offered in colleges in New Mexico. Pamela Segel, EdS, IMH-E (IV) is the instructor. It is a beautiful illustration of how to integrate relationship-based work into a child and family program. Click here to check out the video describing the courses.