The IN-TIME Training in Infant Mental Health, developed by Libby Zimmerman, Elizabeth Leutz and Mary Watson Avery, is designed for experienced Early Intervention practitioners from a wide range of educational backgrounds and disciplines. The training is designed to support practitioners in integrating a mental health perspective into assessments and interventions with infants, toddlers, and their families.
IN-TIME is based on current research about the central role of relationships and their influence on early brain development. The course content integrates interdisciplinary research and field practice and promotion of reflective, relationship-based, case consultation practices. Participation by directors and/or supervisors alongside direct care EI practitioners helps to embed skills and knowledge acquired in the training into Early Intervention practice.
IN-TIME includes two online, narrated, self-directed trainings and six “live” training modules. The total course is 17 hours and includes small group mentoring and reflective, relationship-based, case consultation. Course focus includes awareness of cultural similarities and differences as well as integration of social-emotional screening and assessment tools.
To learn more about IN-TIME training in your region of Massachusetts, please contact us.