Infant Mental Health Promotion Training

The Continuous Professional Learning Committee (CPLC) is happy to announce the Infant Mental Health Community Training is back by popular demand!

Members of the Children and Youth Planning Table are invited to participate in a 15-part training focused on promoting early mental health and wellbeing during the first 1,000 days of life.

When there are identified risks and disorders in young children or in family functioning, well planned and evidence-informed intervention can promote optimal outcomes. The science is clear – early experiences in the first three years impact the architecture of the brain – this impact can be life-long and profoundly positive or negative depending on the quality and consistency of the experiences.

The Infant Mental Health Community Training Institute aims to increase practitioners` knowledge about key factors which contribute to the promotion of infant mental health and early childhood development in order to empower practitioners to be agents of change in their roles, and to ensure that every child served has opportunities for the best mental health outcomes possible. The inclusion of infant mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment as a key focus of practice within community based health and/or social service organizations will lead to enhanced:

  • Understanding of just how critical early mental health is for a child, a community, and society at large;
  • Understanding of risk and protective factors that contribute to early mental health and development;
  • Integration and promotion of practices that focus on the prevention of infant mental health trauma;
  • Embedding of screening practices to identify when a young child may be experiencing poor mental health; and
  • Integration of interventions that can be provided to children who may be at risk of experiencing poor mental health.


The training will include:

  • 15 online training sessions (roughly 2 hours per session) – for session-specific details, click here.
  • The recorded training sessions will be available to all participants until September 1, 2020 – access the training at your own pace, in team meetings or individually
  • Session notes, slides, and applicable resources

More details coming soon: The CPLC hopes to host in-person gatherings or Communities of Practice to support learning across the community


Click here to register.

*Register as a Guest specifying PRC-Conestoga.

 Please note: A unique email must be used upon registration for access to the session handouts, and to receive session details and reminders. You will also be required to create a personal user account at to access the recorded content. Coupon code will be provided for free access.

This training opportunity is generously provided to the members of the Children and Youth Planning Table by…

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