ITSIEY: Early Intervention Skills to Enhance Parent Infant Relationships
About this course
This course has been created to offer professionals who have contact with parents and infants evidence-based skills for enhancing parent-infant relationships, which can be incorporated in their day to day work. Participants will learn to recognise difficulties in parent-infant relating and will be taught essential skills to help parents recognise their infants’ cues, to promote baby-led play and to tune into their infant’s emotional states (mind-mindedness). Three experts in the field of Infant Mental Health will each lead a day of Skills training on these crucial topics:
Day 1) Recognising Infant Cues for sleeping, feeding and soothing with Betty Hutchon. This day will focus on parent-infant relationship building from a Brazelton perspective. Professionals will learn practical skills to recognise infant behaviours and to respond sensitively/promote sensitive responsiveness to babies’ cues for sleep, soothing and feeding.
Day 2) Baby Led Play with Jenifer Wakelyn. This day will focus on the “Watch Me Play!” method, which promotes psychological well-being in infants by supporting the attentiveness of parents or carers and bringing shared enjoyment to the parent-infant relationship. Participants will be taught 5 key techniques for facilitating infant led play.
Day 3) Mind-Mindedness with Elizabeth Meins. This day will introduce professionals to the concept of mind-mindedness. Through a range of practical activities, practitioners will learn to how to ‘tune into’ the feelings of infants. This process of being understood, helps to regulate/calm babies and young children. By the end of the day participants will have formulated a plan for using the training in their professional practice.
Participants will leave this 3-day training with a solid set of skills to enhance their work with parents and/or infants.
Who is this training suitable for?
This training is suitable for professionals working in early years, paediatric, social care and perinatal teams, such as: occupational therapists, nursery nurses, health visitors, paediatric physiotherapist, speech and language therapists, hospital play specialists, paediatricians, social workers, early help workers, family support workers, perinatal mental health nurses, perinatal psychologists and psychotherapists working with infants age 0-3.
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About International Training School for Infancy and Early Years (ITSIEY)
ITSIEY is the winner of 2017 Maternal Mental Health Alliance Emma Cadywould Award for Perinatal Mental Health Education and Training, see our news story here.
See ITSIEY 2019 course brochure here.
Delivered by a unique collaboration of internationally acclaimed Centres of Excellence (Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Yale University Child Study Centre), the International Training School for Infancy and Early Years (ITSIEY) provides mental health and early years professionals with expert-agreed standards of knowledge and skills to work confidently with infants (0-3) and their families. This exclusive training encompasses a range of theories “seamlessly interwoven into a shared conceptual framework” (student). The ecological model that is at the heart of its vision and curriculum uses most up to date knowledge of advances in neuroscience combined with strong clinical and research experience relevant to collaborative work with families. ITSIEY builds a forum for international cross pollination of knowledge, skills and research in the field of infancy and early years mental health for practitioners.
Currently ITSIEY offers the following modules:
- ITSIEY: An introduction to perinatal and infant mental health
- ITSIEY: Emotional Abuse in Infancy
- ITSIEY: Mentalizing in Practice; Working with Parents and Babies
- ITSIEY: Risk Assessment & Report Writing
- ITSIEY: Early Intervention Skills to Enhance Parent Infant Relationships
- ITSIEY: Neuroscience: its relevance to work with parents, infants & young children
- ITSIEY Specialist module: Parental Mental Illness
- ITSIEY Specialist: Reflective Supervision in Infant Mental Health: Holding the supervisee, child and family in mind
a 5% discount is available for students who book on more than one ITSIEY module at the same time. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to claim this offer.