The first 1,001 days of life from conception to aged 2 is a time of unique opportunity and vulnerability when the foundations for later development are laid down. Problems affecting parent-baby relationships can have pervasive effects on many aspects of development, with long term impacts and costs to individuals, families, communities and society.
This 10 session intensive course to enhance the skills of professionals working to promote infant mental health and development. This course will be of special relevance to all those who work with any infant under 5 years old, their caregivers and families.
Aim: The course aims to introduce thinking about infant–caregiver relationships and to enhance the skills of professionals working to promote infant mental health and development.
Course Content: The course uses practical and theoretical methods to introduce some essential themes concerning the foundations of emotional, cognitive and personality development in babies and young children. It will also explore professional responses to the wide range of families struggling with some common problems infants and their caregiver’s experience. The course explores some pioneering studies and clinical approaches and involves in-depth discussion of participants’ own casework and clinical experiences.
Who is the course for? This course will be of particular relevance to colleagues in the fields of Health Visiting, Midwifery, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Education, Social Care, Primary Care, Early Help and Early Years.
CPD: Attendance certificates and CPD accreditation will be provided for participants completing the course.
How to Apply: For an application form or to enquire about the course, please contact Marie Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org. The team also welcome enquiries from organisations who would like the course to be delivered to a team.