CoAIMH Endorsement Info Session with Jean Cimino
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About The Event
Join us on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10:30am to learn more about the Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health (CoAIMH) Endorsement (IMH-E) process; and Leap's new grant-funded sponsorship opportunity to support a group of 10 Larimer County professional to begin the IMH-E application process. CoAIMH Endorsement Coordinator, Jean Cimino, will provide an overview of the endorsement application process and be available for Q&A, and one-on-one coaching if time permits.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Larimer County Department of Behavioral Health Services, the Leap Coalition is thrilled to announce an exciting professional development opportunity for Larimer County’s early childhood workforce. Leap is partnering with the Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health (CoAIMH), to sponsor a cohort of 10 family and child serving professionals in Larimer County to begin the application process for the COAIMH Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health® (IMH-E or “the endorsement”).
The endorsement is one of the first and most comprehensive efforts in the country to identify best practice competencies at multiple levels and across disciplines, and to offer a pathway for professional development in the infant, early childhood, and family field. Targeted and ongoing training for professionals from the multiple disciplines that work with infants and young children and their families is essential to ensure that professionals understand infant and early childhood mental health and are equipped to promote positive practices to support young children, prevent problems when risk is identified, and intervene when necessary. Leap will support this effort in Larimer County by sponsoring a cohort of up to 10 participants to begin the endorsement application process.
Leap will work with COAIMH to provide key supports to the cohort, including:
· Covering the cost of registration and application fees
· Providing up to 25 hours of required group reflective supervision hours
Leap will also provide a portion of the 30 required clock hours of training by hosting the Colorado Foundations of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health for Early Childhood Professionals and Partners (Colorado Foundations) course in Larimer County:
· The Colorado Foundation course will provide approximately 18-22 training hours for cohort applicants, plus up to an additional 10 Larimer county providers. This course is designed to strengthen the capacity of the early childhood workforce to provide a consistent, high-quality continuum of IECMH supports to children and families. The intended audience is early intervention providers and service coordinators, early care and education providers, home visitors, public health nurses, and other early childhood providers.