Mental Health → Family Connections Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Oct2022.Overcoming Barriers to Family-Staff Partnerships

Thursday, October 27, 2022 @ 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

Strong relationships between early childhood professionals and families are key to the healthy development of young children. Building these relationships is an ongoing process that can sometimes be challenging for both professionals and parents. This workshop explores some of the challenges and barriers to building these relationships and considers strategies for success.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Workshop on Thursday, October 27, 2022 @ 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!
Can’t attend the live workshops? Register to access the recordings! All registrants will have access to the webinar recording for 30 days.

# of hours:
1.5 - clock hour certificate will be provided

Professionals who work with families of young children, including early care educators, family child care providers, mental health consultants, home visitors, pediatricians, early interventionists, and more.

In this session, participants will:
  • Learn about the Family Connections model of mental health consultation and professional development
  • Deepen their understanding of the importance of partnering with families
  • Explore communication challenges that can occur between staff and families, including differing values and cultural biases
  • Learn practical strategies for building strong partnerships with families
Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

$35/webinar or $90 for all 3 Webinars
BTC Learning Network Member Price: $33/webinar or $85 for all 3
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Want to purchase a group of seats for your staff or grantees? Contact us!

This webinar is a part of the Family Connections Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Workshop Series.

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation is a capacity-building intervention that supports the mental health and social-emotional well-being of children, families, and providers who work with them. Mental Health Consultants work In Early Care and Education, Head Start, Home Visiting programs, primary care, and other early childhood settings. They work directly with leadership, staff (teachers, etc.), children and families to understand everyone's emotional and behavioral needs and provide promotional and preventive activities as well as intervention and referral. Family Connections is a specific evidence-based, system-wide model for mental health consultation and professional development.

This three-part series allows Mental Health Consultants, Family Service professionals, and the leadership in the early childhood systems they support to participate in professional development workshops from the Family Connections model. Each workshop enables participants to learn about a specific topic area so that they can take it back to their settings of practice and implement it in service of the well-being of staff and families. For Mental Health Consultants, this series provides you with a model of workshop-delivery that you can offer as professional development for staff in the programs for which you consult. The topics covered include:
- Overcoming barriers to successful partnerships between families and staff
- Understanding Depression and Fostering Resilience
- Talking with Children about Difficult Issues

In this webinar series, you will gain knowledge and skills to strengthen relationships with adults and children and promote family well-being through the IECMHC perspective. You will explore how each workshop’s learning activities are carried out with staff and consider adaptations for delivery to parents.

Would you like to bring these webinars or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your specific group. We can also customize training to meet your professional learning needs. Contact us today for more information!

Clock Hour Credit: 1.5

  • Live Webinar Zoom Meeting Details
  • Available Following Live Session
  • Webinar Evaluation
  • RECORDING: Live Webinar Recording
  • Evaluación del seminario web (Español)
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Webinar Evaluation"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever