The Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona
Training & Events
Join ITMHCA and help shape professional education in Arizona, the annual Institute, and public awareness actions on this critical period of life. Network with others in Arizona, around the US and the world who want to ensure every child has the optimal environment in which to grow and succeed. Work toward your own professional Infant Mental Health Endorsement® and help others reach this professional development milestone.
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Endorsement® by the Infant/Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona (ITMHCA) verifies that an applicant has attained a level of education as specified, participated in specialized in-service trainings, engaged in professional work related to infants and toddlers, obtained reflective supervision/ consultation from mentors or supervisors, and acquired knowledge to promote the delivery of high quality, culturally sensitive, relationship-based services to infants, toddlers, parents, other caregivers and families.
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February 25th, 2023
Noon - 3:00pm
In-Person at Desert Garden Montessori
5130 E Warner Rd, Phoenix 85044
"Ghostbusting in the Nursery"
From Metaphor to Orthodoxy in Infant Mental Health
Presented by Robert Weigand, MS
In 1975 Selma Fryberg and her colleagues Edna Adelson and Vivian Shapiro introduced mental health professionals to their metaphor for understanding the nature of what they called "impaired infant-mother relationships." Read more and register!
In young children, mental health means healthy social and emotional development, defined as "the developing capacity of the young child to experience, regulate, and express emotions; form close and secure interpersonal relationships; and explore the environment and learn, in the context of a caregiving environment that includes family, community, and cultural expectations for young children."
Zero to Three
Infant Mental Health
The Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona has canceled the trainings scheduled for May 16th, 2020 at the Tempe Library. Everyone who has registered for the training will receive a full refund.
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