Early childhood training courses for educators, parents & caregivers

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PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
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Clinical Training

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Parents & Caregivers

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Tools for Educators

 
 TRAINING CALENDER

JAN 12, 2021
FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS (FASD)

for Grand Rounds at Studer Family Children's Hospital, Pensacola
Instructed by Tamra Cajo, LCSW

JAN 20, 2021
FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS (FASD)

for Guardian Ad Litem, 12 Judicial Circuit
Instructed by Tamra Cajo, LCSW

FEB 2, 2021  

FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS (FASD)
for Grand Rounds for Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital
Instructed by Anika Trancik, PhD

FEB 5, 2021  

GAINING MOMENTUM FOR 2021
Instructed by Johnna Brynn, PhD

WATCH THE RECORDING


FEB 10-11, 2021
TRUST-BASED RELATIONAL INTERVENTION (TBRI)
9am-12pm each day

Instructed by Marina Bunch, MA LMHC

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March 18, 2021

SOOTHING A FUSSY BABY

For Parents and Caregivers

Instructed by Kelly Curran

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March 1,5, 8 & 12, 2021

ACT RAISING SAFE KIDS PROGRAM
A Parenting program by the American Psychological Association

for Jewish Family & Children's Services

Instructed by Tamra Cajo, LCSW

April 16, 2021 

WEBINAR SERIES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD COURT CPP THERAPISTS
11:30am-1pm EST
Webinar 1 of 6: Overview of the Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

clinician's role in Early Childhood Court (ECC). This webinar will utilize

Florida's ECC Best Practice Standards to detail the unique role of the CPP provider in ECC.

Instructed by Kristie Skoglund, Ed.D, LMHC, IM-E

Email training@thefloridacenter.org for more info.

May 21, 2021 

TOOLS AND PREPARATION FOR TREATING TRAUMA SURVIVORS
1-3pm. Instructed by Shannon Schafhausen, MA LMHC

For Professionals

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June 1, 2021 

INTRODUCTION TO FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS (FASD)
9:30am-11:30am

Beneficial for parents and childcare professionals.

Instructed by Tamra Cajo, LCSW

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

June 29, 2021 

UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIORS ASSOCIATED WITH FASD

AND OTHER NEUROBEHAVIORAL DISABILITIES
9:30am-11:30am

Beneficial for parents and childcare professionals.

Instructed by Tamra Cajo, LCSW

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

June & July 2021 

ADOPTION COMPETENCY TRAINING
In-person 32 hour training at The Florida Center. Open to 12 participants.

June 16, 23, (9-5pm). July 7, 14, 21 (9-4pm) with 12-1pm lunch break.

*Attendance for every session required to receive a certificate. CEUs available.

Beneficial for mental health professionals working with adoptive children and their families.
Instructed by Bradley Dorrill, MA LMHC

EMAIL: training@thefloridacenter.org FOR APPLICATION

June 30, July 1-2, 2021

DC:0-5™ Training
10 hour training over 3 days. CEUs available.

Day 1 and 2: 9am-12:45 with 15min break. Day 3: 9am-12pm

Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and

Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood
For Professionals, Instructed by Melissa Bradley, MA LMHC

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July 16, 2021 

WEBINAR SERIES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD COURT CPP THERAPISTS
11:30am-1pm EST
Webinar 4 of 6: The agency's role in CPP:

How to create organizational changes to support the work.

This webinar will provide strategies for case loads, supports for maximizing time

and billing and the agency buy-in required for providing clinical supports for Early Childhood Courts.

Instructed by Kristie Skoglund, Ed.D, LMHC, IM-E

Email training@thefloridacenter.org for more info.

July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 2021

TREATMENT FOR FASD AND OTHER NEUROBEHAVIORAL DISORDERS

This training is open to The Florida Center for Early Childhood employees only,

and will be open to the public in 2022.

Instructed by Tamra Cajo, LCSW

Email training@thefloridacenter.org for more info.

September 10, 2021 

WEBINAR SERIES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD COURT CPP THERAPISTS
11:30am-1pm EST
Webinar 6 of 6: Value of Reflective Practice. This webinar will offer guidance and strategies

for providing regular reflective practice and supervision to support work

with complex cases and to prevent burn out.

Instructed by Kristie Skoglund, Ed.D, LMHC, IM-E

Email training@thefloridacenter.org for more info.

September 29, 2021

HOW TRAUMA AND ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACE)

ARE AFFECTING OUR CHILDREN
10:30am-12:00pm EST

This training is for Guardian Ad Litem's of Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto Counties.

Instructed by Deanna Veremchuk

Please email training@thefloridacenter.org for an invite.

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Clinicians and Other Welfare Professionals

The following trainings may include continuing education credits. 

Attachment in Early Childhood

This presentation explores secure, insecure, and disordered attachments between a child and their caregiver and the role that those attachment relationships play in the child’s development of emotional regulation. (Length varies)

Complex Trauma in Early Childhood

This presentation explores early childhood and its long-term implications for a child’s development, future relationships, physical and mental health and offers evidence-based training on sustainable, positive changes in a child’s developmental trajectory. (Length varies)

Infant Mental Health

Child welfare advocates and mental health professionals will gain a better understanding of a child’s early development stages (ages 0-3); the critical importance of parent/child relationship-focused treatment; and how to address developmental delays and disorders that are common in children in the welfare system. (Length varies)

Recognizing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Participants will learn to distinguish between FASD and FAS; identify at least three characteristics of FAS; identify cognitive deficits and behavioral manifestations typical in children with prenatal alcohol exposure, and receive an introduction to diagnosing FASD/FAS and providing early interventions. (2-8 hours)

Role of an Early Childhood Court Clinician

This training provides clinicians and other child welfare professionals with an increased understanding of the role of the Early Childhood Court (ECC) clinician and impact of infant and early childhood mental health in dependency court. (2-4 days)

Rutgers University Adoption Competency Training

This Certificate Program benefits mental health professionals, targeted case managers, child welfare staff, adoption case managers, and other community professionals who work with adoptive children and their families. (5 days)

Trauma Informed Care

Professionals working with young children and their families will gain a better understanding of the effects of trauma exposure on brain development, social emotional development, and physical development. (Length varies)

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

TBRI seeks to address the physical needs and disarm fear-based behaviors in vulnerable children through an attachment-based, trauma-informed approach that is based on sensory processing and neuroscience research. (Time TBD)

 

Classes for Parents & Caregivers

The following trainings are available to help parents and caregivers use best practices when nurturing the development of their young children, especially those that have experienced trauma and/or have special needs.

ACT Raising Safe Kids

ACT is an early childhood parenting program, directed by the American Psychological Association that builds positive, nonviolent parenting skills in order to prevent or reduce aggression and related behavior problems in children ages 0-8. (2 days)

Families Moving Forward

FMF is a parenting intervention that combines positive behavior support with motivational intervention and is designed to help families raising children ages 3-13 who have behavior problems and/or FASD, or were heavily alcohol-exposed. (5 days)

Interventions for FASD

Parents and caregivers of children with in utero exposure to alcohol will gain a better understanding of FASD and how it can affect areas of a child’s development while also learning about the importance of early intervention in order to ensure best possible outcomes in their children. (2-8 hours depending on the depth of presentation) 

 

Tools for Educators

The following trainings are available for educators and other school professionals and may include continuing education credits:


Incorporating Mindfulness in the Classroom

Educators will learn to integrate mindfulness into curriculum-themed activities through exercises in breathing, sensory experience, guided imagery, and movement. (1-3 hours)

Recognizing FASD in Students

Educators gain a better understanding of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, its effect on a child’s development and recommended practices for ensuring the best possible outcomes in the classroom. (2-8 hours depending on the depth of presentation)

Understanding and Building Resiliency in Young Children

Educators will learn to promote resiliency in their students as a protective factor against violence and coping mechanism for early childhood stress and trauma, equipping them with the skills they need to navigate through crises and produce healthy outcomes. (1-3 hours)

 

 

CONTACT THE FLORIDA CENTER TRAINING INSTITUTE

Johnna Brynn, PhD  
Director of Training & Professional Development

941-371-8820 x 1002  |  johnna.brynn@thefloridacenter.org

4620 17th St. Sarasota, FL 34235

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