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Food for Thought 2013!
October 11, November 8, December 13All sessions will be held from 11:30am to 1:00pm
Resource Connection, 2300 Circle Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
Sign-in: 11:00 to 11:30am
Lunch is included at each session
Each session covers 1.5 competencies toward the TAIMH Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health
October 11: All about Infants
Presented by Doug Myers, LCSW and Jamy McCole, OTR
This presentation will teach important concepts of infant care and development, focusing on the importance of the relationship between the infant and caregiver. Topics covered will include:
-Developmental milestones of an infant
-Reading and responding to a baby’s signals
-Caregiver’s role in attachment and self-regulation
-Importance of tummy time
-Importance of the swaddle and midline
-Tools for calming a fussy baby
November 8: The Importance of Play
Presented by Lauren Murphey, LPC
Play Therapy—What is it, and how does it help young children? For children, play is their most natural language and the toys they choose are the “words” (Landreth, 2002). Play therapy techniques can be used by home visitors and parents or in private practices, schools, or daycares. The lack of emphasis on the child’s spoken language makes play therapy an ideal intervention for young children and children with language delays or disabilities.
December 13: The Effects of Trauma
Presented by Jenny Crouch Clark, LCSW, IMH-E (III) and Sheree Olivier, MSW, LCSW
Research has indicated that about 60% of youth ages 0-17 have been exposed to childhood violence (crime, abuse, victimization, maltreatment, etc.) either directly or indirectly (SAMHSA, 2011). If you work with children, then you are working with children and families who have experienced trauma. But what happens when you experience trauma in the first years of life when your brain is developing and making powerful connections about your world? What does it look like? Feel like? The session will include an interactive presentation of the effects of trauma to brain development and attachment, red flags and tips for working with these vulnerable children.