This is a remote learning opportunity for those who work with infants and young children and their families. The online course is designed to give an overview of infant (0-5) mental health and prepare the student for real-life experiences. This is the second of two Infant and Early Childhood First Responses modules. These can be viewed separately or sequentially.
The course is “self-guided” and can be started and paused as many times as needed for completion. It will typically take a total of 1 hour to complete. A certificate is emailed at completion.
For those in the enrolled in the NYS-AIMH Endorsement process, this course provides one (1) hour of Infant/Young Child Development and Behavior credit.
Module 2 Goal
Participants will review infant and early childhood mental health, and apply this knowledge and awareness of children’s emotional well-being, and its disruption to their role as “first responders.” In addition, they will examine their capacity to respond, their specific role as a responder and the roles of other community members. Participants will develop their own resource list for first responses.
These two distance learning courses have been approved by the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Program (PDP), and are eligible for Aspire credits.
Each course provides one (1) hour of Aspire credit, automatically processed for those who supply an account number at the time of course registration. For those enrolled in the NYS-AIMH Endorsement® process, each course provides one (1) hour of Infant/Young Child Development and Behavior credit.
The courses also meet the NYCDOH: Article 47 requirements for mental health first aid. Scholarship funding to participate in this training may be available through the Educational Incentive Program (EIP). For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please visit www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu. You may also contact EIP by email at email@example.com, or by phone at either (800) 295-9616 or (518) 442-6575.
This project is supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDGB5), Grant Number 90TP005903, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.