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

Oct2022.Understanding Depression and Fostering Resilience through IECMHC

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

Depression, Trauma, and other mental health concerns are common conditions that have affected a growing number of people during the pandemic, including parents and staff in early childhood programs. People who receive effective treatment for mental health concerns can lead productive and fulfilling lives. However, when unrecognized and untreated, depression can negatively affect people’s ability to work, parent, and maintain relationships. This workshop offers mental health consultants an opportunity to learn more about and better understand depression and to support family-facing professionals to learn more about depression. It offers strategies you and they can use to more effectively reach out to family members about mental health concerns, keeping in mind their cultural values and beliefs.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Workshop on Thursday, November 3, 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:
  • Explore factors that have contributed to the increased numbers of people experiencing depression and/or anxiety
  • Learn the signs, symptoms, and causes of depression
  • Explore fears, concerns, and myths about depression
  • Learn strategies to engage family members who are depressed and help them to talk about depression
  • Enhance their understanding of resilience and their ability to help families strengthen their resilience
  • Enhance their ability to support families seeking access to mental-health services
  • Learn how to support staff so that they can identify depression and take the needed steps to support 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.

Clock Hour Credit: 1.5

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