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How Children Move Matters:
Promoting Healthy Relationships During Placement Transitions in Child Welfare
Presented by Monica T. McDonough, LMSW, IMH-E®
Lorna Sedillos, LCSW, IMH-E®

Friday, October 13, 2023
9:00AM – Noon

Valley of the Sun United Way
3200 East Camelback Road, Suite 375, Phoenix

Each time a child moves, whether it be a removal from an unsafe situation or a move from one place to another, it has an impact on the child's sense of belonging, sense of self and can be a source of trauma. No matter the age or developmental stage of the child, the move is experienced as a separation or loss. In this presentation we will learn how to incorporate the child's perspective, including cultural influences, when there is a move. We will discuss options for planned andemergency transitions as well as the importance of post placement connections.

This training is FREE and will be a hybrid training with the in-person portion being located at Valley of the Sun United Way, 3200 East Camelback Road, Suite 375, Phoenix, and the online portion being done through Zoom.
In-person space is limited! Register here to attend in-person. Register here to attend virtually.


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Understanding and Responding to Difficult Parent-Infant Relationships
Presented by Julie Ribaudo, LMSW, IMH-E®-Mentor

Friday, November 17, 2023
9:00AM – Noon


What is it about some infant-parent interactions that are so inherently and often intensely uncomfortable to watch? This workshop will describe and show patterns of engagement that are unsettling and contribute to the formation of disorganized/disoriented attachment. It will help practitioners understand how using observations and internal reactions can inform our intervention. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how to tie their observations and own affective arousal to attune to and address the needs of the parent and infant, the role of projective identification (i.e., "ghosts in the nursery") in parental behavior, and how to support parental reflectivity. This training will address competencies required for ITMHCA Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health.

The cost is $50 for members and $65 for non-members

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Reflective Supervision
Presented by Heather Bonitz Moore ATR-BC, LPC, IECMH-E
Assistant Clinical Professor in Child Counseling

Friday, December 1, 2023
ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus
(Hybrid: in person and virtual)

More information to come!

Please note: Each training session must have a minimum of 10 people registered 48 hours prior to the training date. If this minimum number is not met, ITMHCA reserves the right to cancel the training. All Registrants will be notified of any cancellations.