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Infant Mental Health Champions Training

We are continuing to offer our highly acclaimed ‘Champions’ training programme, which offers participants the opportunity to take up a cascade training role for their organisation.

Highly interactive and designed to build on your existing skills and knowledge, the programme utilises a range of video clips of baby-adult interaction, presentations and the “baby sleep/wake state” model to underpin group discussion and learning applicable to practice. The training encourages you to adopt a reflective stance to become a keen observer of baby behaviour, be curious and wonder with parents what the behaviour might mean, and link observations with parent responses to validate and affirm the parenting.

After attending the training you will become your organisation’s local Infant Mental Health champion. You will be given the tools, information and support to cascade the training to your colleagues in order to become a local resource for this area of practice.

See feedback from previous courses:

“Gives me the opportunity to help parents to better understand their baby’s needs and how to respond appropriately. Very useful.”

“This is an excellent course – really well planned and delivered using a variety of interesting, appropriate teaching methods. I feel it has extended my knowledge and provided relevant, practical ways of applying theory to practice. I am keen to share my learning with my colleagues, thank you.”

“Great opportunity to reflect on current practice and to learn new skills, knowledge and theories/ research.”

“The pack is excellent and I feel confident to use it for training immediately.”


What others thought...

Well organised, well presented, pitched at an appropriate level, very informative and current.

March 2015

About the Facilitator for this programme

Angela Underdown was Associate Professor of Public Health in the Early Years and Deputy Director of Warwick Infant and Family Wellbeing Unit at the University of Warwick Medical School, where she was involved in research and teaching about Infant Mental Health. Angela works as a Video Interaction Guidance supervisor and practitioner, recently working with families whose…

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