This introductory session provides an overview of early development with a focus on infant and early mental health. Some key concepts and theoretical models that will be explored are the importance of relationships, the developing brain, understanding behaviours, cultural competence and embedding a family approach into your practice. Practical applications to support these concepts as well as reflective questions will be provided to consider in your practice as you work with infants, young children and their families.

The PowerPoint slides, transcripts, and supplementary materials for each video can be found by clicking on the SUPPLEMENTARY INFO button of each respective video.

Supplementary Materials:

  1. Section A:
    1. Infant and Early Mental Health Competencies Checklist
    2. Supporting Ontario's Youngest Minds: Investing in the Mental Health of Children Under 6
  2. Section B:
    1. Comfort, Play & Teach
  3. Section I:
    1. Supporting Ontario's Youngest Minds: Investing in the Mental Health of Children Under 6

Start the Training: Scroll down to the bottom of this page to access the training.

When you complete the training, you can find your certificate below or under the My Progress tab.

For more information about this training, please refer to the Training Information Package.

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Training Hours

3 hours

Introduction to Infant and Early Mental Health
Pre-Training IEMH Attitudes and Beliefs Survey
Pre-Training Knowledge Survey
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Section A: Training Overview
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Section B: Key Concepts of Child Development
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Section C: Brain Development
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Section D: Attachment and Relationships
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Section E: What Promotes and Derails a Child’s Development
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Section F: Trauma-Informed Care
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Section G: Embedding a Family-Centered Approach into Practice
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Section H: Cultural Humility & Competence
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Section I: Community and Advocacy
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Post-Training Knowledge Survey
Feedback Survey
Type:Learning Path

Estimated Learning Time:

Min 3h 35m
Max 3h 35m
Key Dates
Enrollment:Prior to  08/31/2024