Training and Technical Assistance

Training and Technical Assistance

Training and technical assistance including:

  • Assisting in development of high quality training programs including “training of trainers” approaches, reflective practice facilitation and distance learning options
  • Designing reflective practice models for organizations and agencies
    • Developing curricula that cover the infant family and early childhood mental health competencies and prepare practitioners for endorsement, including an ethics module
    • Using a database that can track individual learners’ professional development across knowledge domains

Training programs using a variety of approaches aligned with the California Compendium and individualized to the needs of each program, such as:

  1. Cohort Model
    • Based on a series of trainings during a two- to three-year period
    • Meets California’s recommended standards for both Transdisciplinary Mental Health Practitioners (half-day sessions) and Mental Health Specialists (full-day sessions)
    • Includes face-to-face training sessions as well as required outside assignments (for example, readings related to topical sessions, short- and long-term assignments and class projects)
    • Targeted to increase workforce capacity by supporting infant-family and early childhood professional growth

     

  2. Post-Graduate Training Program
    • Designed for early childhood mental health clinicians and other professionals who provide relationship-based services to children birth to five and their families
    • Provides in-depth training for individuals who are committed to providing a continuum of relationship-based services to infants, young children and their families
    • Developed as an applied training program for new and experienced mental health clinicians, along with other practitioners from a variety of disciplines who are working with infants, young children and their families

     

  3. Drop-In Model
    • Offers full- and half-day sessions
    • Accommodates 25 to 150 people each session
    • Features national experts who provide all trainings
    • Awards participants with certificates documenting the domains, training topics, trainers and number of hours of training
    • Provides a database to track trainings

Contact info@cacenter-ecmh.org to customize training or technical assistance to meet your needs.

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