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Why Babies Matter: The Core Story of Brain Architecture from Pregnancy through Infancy

Explore the fascinating journey of early brain development! Discover the incredible story of how the brain architecture is shaped from pregnancy through infancy and gain strategies to enhance this developmental progression.  This research-based session offers a shared vision and unified message for all who work with babies, families and caregivers. Come away from this session with compelling information you can use to convey the impact of early experiences on all future development. 

Event Time:  

May 30th, 2024 

12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST

Open to: All FAIMH members and Non-Members. 

Location is online via Zoom

Registration: This event is FREE. 

Once you RSVP, the Zoom link will be sent to you in the email confirmation.

Supports Endorsement: This training can count towards new applications and renewals.

Trainer: Chris Lester

Chris Lester's work as a NICU Developmental Educator sparked her passion for bridging knowledge of fetal and newborn development from the hospital setting to communities so babies can flourish as they continue their developmental trajectory toward childhood. She serves as a trainer and consultant to child welfare and early learning agencies and develops curricula for parents and caregivers. Chris has received multiple funding awards from The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida to support her work and recognition from FAIMH for her leadership efforts, the University of North Florida for Excellence in Program Design and the United Way of North Florida for her work in child advocacy.

Interested in expanding on this experience... 

FAIMH Members can join our NEW Maternal-Infancy Community of Practice starting June 21st (6 sessions on the 3rd Friday of the month June-November). For more information and to join the CoP, click here



Free CEUs: Continuing education (1 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 (1 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).

Professionals in other related disciplines, as well as those working outside of Florida, can submit CEU certificates to their corresponding boards for independent approval. Actual CEU amounts will be dependent upon your specific licensure board and attendance.

Technology Requirements:

To ensure the best possible experience for all participants, the program relies on online video conferencing, which has minimum requirements to work properly. You will need a desktop or laptop computer with speakers, microphone, and webcam, and a high-speed internet connection. Laptops work best because they come with all the necessary equipment and can easily be moved from room to room in your home or office to find a quiet place.

Questions? Email us

30 May 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

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