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Member Bundle: The Growing Brain (June/July) + Attachment & Positive Discipline
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CEUs for Social Work, Marriage & Family, Mental Health or Psychology (21 hours)
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The Growing Brain from Birth to 5 Years

This innovative training curriculum focuses on evidence-informed knowledge and strategies with which to prepare professionals who work with infants and young children for their vital role in building healthy brains. The curriculum fills a unique niche by providing a comprehensive understanding of how the brain develops, along with ways the professional can encourage healthy brain development in children from birth to 5 years old.

Participants will learn skills and strategies for understanding and supporting:

  • Brain development (architecture and neurobiology) to inform their practice with infants, young children & their families;
  • Language, cognition, prosocial behavior, and social-emotional development birth to five; and
  • Reducing toxic stress that can negatively influence brain development of young children.

Trainer: Dr. Alexandra Alfonso, Zero to Three Certified Trainer











Dr. Alfonso is a bilingual/bicultural Licensed Psychologist that has been working with young children and their families for over 7 years. Dr. Alfonso serves as the Clinical Supervisor and Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Lead for Citrus Health Network's Early Childhood Development program. Dr. Alfonso's expertise includes social emotional skill development, school readiness, relationship based interventions, trauma informed care, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, teacher/caregiver trainings, and reflective supervision


Location: This training will be held online via Zoom.

Zoom link info will be sent to paid registrants several times beginning one week before the training begins.


Schedule & Agenda

**Note: This 21-hour training series is held in 7 sessions Wednesday afternoons (1:00 PM-4:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM-3:00 PM CT) over 7 weeks**

Session 1:  Wednesday June 22nd

Unit 1: Brain Basics

Session 2:  Wednesday June 29th

Unit 2: Factors Affecting Brain Growth and Development

Session 3:  Wednesday July 6th

Unit 3: Communication and Language Development

Session 4:  Wednesday July 13th

Unit 4: Cognition and Executive Function

Session 5:  Wednesday July 20th 

Unit 5: Social–Emotional Development

Session 6:  Wednesday July 27th 

Unit 6: Understanding Behavior

Session 7:  Wednesday August 3rd

Unit 7: Everyday Play

Open to: All professionals who work with infants, young children and their families, especially early learning providers, Head Start/Early Head Start providers, education specialists & family support staff, early childhood program administrators, early intervention specialists, inclusion specialists, Early Steps providers, mental health specialists, and those whose identify with the Infant Family Associate or Infant Family Specialist Endorsement categories.


This training may meet IMH Competencies that support your preparation to earn the Florida Infant Mental Health Endorsement.

Is your best fit Endorsement category IFA or IFS? Check out our training track bundles just for you, listed below.

Not sure which Endorsement category fits you best? Learn more here.


Agency Members: $300 per person  SUMMER SALE! Only $150 when you register June 9-June 17, 2022

Agency Bundle: The Growing Brain (June/July) + Attachment & Positive Discipline  $355


Member Rate: $350 per person  SUMMER SALE! Only $150 when you register June 9-June 17, 2022

Member Bundle: The Growing Brain (June/July) + Attachment & Positive Discipline $410


Non-Member Rate: $400 per person 

Non-Member Bundle: The Growing Brain (June/July) + Attachment & Positive Discipline $480

Need CEUs?

Buy a bundle training and get them for free! 

Purchased a single event ticket? No problem for $50 you can purchase a 21 hour CEU Ticket for Social Work, Marriage & Family, Mental Health or Psychology (see below for more CEU information)

Certificates & Continuing Education Units

Certificate: Upon successful completion of full The Growing Brain series, a certificate of completion will be earned. A certificate will only be provided to those who attended the full 21-hour series (all 7 sessions).


Continuing education (2.1 CEUs) for child care providers (teachers, administrators) will be provided in partnership with the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC). Payment and completion of all CEU requirements will occur directly with FLAEYC at the end of the training series. Email us for more information.

Continuing education (21 hours) for licensed clinical social workers, marriage & family therapists, and mental health counselors will be offered by the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health, an approved provider for continuing education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (CE Provider #50-30846).

Continuing education (21 hours) for psychologists will be offered by the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health, an approved provider for continuing education by the Florida Board of Psychology (CE Provider # 50-30846).

View our Training Academy Policy on attendance, payment, cancellation and more.

Questions? Email us.

22 Jun 2022
1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

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