PDN Learning Session: Embrace, Perinatal Care for Black Families
On December 2, 2020, the PDN Reproductive Health and Justice Committee gathered to learn about the Embrace, a clinical program developed to give Black mothers and Black pregnant people an opportunity to receive prenatal care from an intentional angle of racial consciousness. In this session, PDN member Markita Mays shares about the model’s purpose, approach and key characteristics. A recording of the session is accessible here.
Info Share on Teaching IECMH Online (Part 2)
On November 2nd, a dozen PDN members gathered to discuss what they had learned so far about teaching IECMH in a fully virtual setting. The conversation focused on how to sustain active engagement in online trainings and how to proactively manage internet connectivity issues. The recording of the session can be found here and summary notes from the session can be found here.
Info Share on Teaching IECMH Online
On August 26 a dozen PDN members gathered to discuss what they had learned so far about teaching IECMH in a fully virtual setting. The conversation focused on how to best create a sense of “oneness” online and how to conduct parent/infant observations in a virtual setting. The recording of the session can be found here and summary notes from the session can be found here.
As part of the ongoing effort to strengthen the PDN, the Irving Harris Foundation launched the PDN Webinar Series in June 2019. Each webinar highlights a different PDN site and provides an opportunity to leverage the expertise of PDN members, foster cross-site collaboration and nurture the PDN community as a collective body of leaders in the early childhood/infant mental health field.
Recordings of the webinars are available as private YouTube videos for viewing by PDN members only for their further reflection.
- University of Colorado School of Medicine
December 11, 2019
Southwest Human Development – September 27, 2019
We were privileged to have Ginger Ward, Alison Steier, and Trudi Murch present a webinar on Southwest Human Development (SWHD). They informed us of the organization’s:
- History of providing and benefitting from early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC)
- ECMHC model and ways it is provided to early care and education providers and home visiting teams
- Ongoing journey to infuse Reflective Supervision across the entire agency.
PDN members may view the webinar here. Recordings of the webinars are available as private YouTube videos for viewing by PDN members only for their further reflection.
The Jewish Board – August 8, 2019
We were honored to have Daria Best, Nayeli Calle-Sousa, Shondra Davis, Michele Finkelman, and Tonia Spence of The Jewish Board (JB) share information about the scope and context of JB’s early childhood work and facilitate a thoughtful discussion.
The webinar was grounded in the following focus question: Can you help us [JB] identify successful strategies to recruit, develop/train, and retain a high quality infant mental health workforce within the mandates of a city- and state-funded program environment? We are particularly interested in an approach to high quality that aligns with the PDN focus on nurturing a pipeline of diverse leaders. We see our workforce as an essential component of increasing community access to services.
Topics discussed included:
- New York’s early childhood landscape
- JB’s history, organizational structure, and early childhood programs
- Hiring, staff retention, professional/personal development, and community-engagement practices that are rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion along with the Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children & Families
PDN members may view this webinar here. Recordings of the webinars are available as private YouTube videos for viewing by PDN members only for their further reflection.
UCSF Infant-Parent Program – June 25, 2019
The Harris PDN Webinar Series was launched with an informative and motivating webinar hosted by the UCSF Infant-Parent Program. We were honored to have Kadija Johnston, Livia Ondi, Liz Lujan, Maria St John, and Miriam Silverman share their knowledge and facilitate a thoughtful Q&A session.
Topics included UCSF Infant-Parent Program’s:
- Infusion of the Tenets and Parent-Child Relationship Competencies in all areas of their work
- Perinatal mental health and reproductive justice work
- Incorporation of Infant-Parent Psychotherapy in home-based treatment
- Infant and early childhood mental health consultation and therapeutic services provided to early childhood educators, nurses, physicians, medical social workers, homeless and domestic violence shelters, substance use treatment programs, and more
- SAMHSA-funded Infancy/Early Childhood Mental Health Consortium
- San Francisco Family Treatment Court
A recording of the webinar is available here. Recordings of the webinars are available as private YouTube videos for viewing by PDN members only for their further reflection.