Competency Based Training Catalog

There are a multitude of ways in which professionals can deepen their knowledge of infant and early childhood mental health and the various competency areas within the Competency Guidelines for Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health® (Endorsement). As such, this is not meant to be an exhaustive list but rather a starting point for early childhood providers across disciplines to explore opportunities to grow new knowledge, deepen current understanding, or bolster an Endorsement application. 

Given the many transitions made during the pandemic, the majority of these agencies currently offer live virtual options and may also maintain an extensive library of previously recorded offerings that can be viewed on demand. In order to give folks a sense of the types of training offered by each agency several certification, series and/or training titles listed. As new training opportunities and content are consistently being added, these examples will not serve as a full list of currently available options. For the most up to date information about content and availability, visit the websites themselves to explore. 

Training Formats Key

LLive Sessions Offered

ODOn Demand Sessions Offered

IFor Individuals

GFor Groups

Agency Sample Certifications & Trainings Available  Intended Audience
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation L

OD

I

Prenatal Exposure and Experiences: Impact on Children’s Early Brain Development and Risk for Disease; Primary Prevention in Child Psychiatry: The Power of Children and Families; and more  healthcare 

home visitation 

mental health

Brazelton’s Touchpoints  L

OD

I

Newborn Behavioral Observation Assessment;  Building Culturally Responsive Relationships with Families; Navigating Challenging Conversations; and more child welfare

early care & education

early intervention

home visitation 

healthcare 

mental health

Center for Child and Family Health  L

I

G

Evidenced Based Practice(s): 

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP); Attachment & Biobehavioral Catchup (ABC)

Professional Development:

Trauma Informed Practice (multiple offerings); Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0–5™); Social Emotional Screening and Assessment in Early Childhood; and more 

child welfare

early care & education

legal professionals

mental health 

parents/caregivers 

Children’s Trust Fund Alliance  L

OD

I

G

Protective Factors Framework Training of Trainers; Social Emotional Competence of Children, Parental Resilience; and more  child welfare

early care & education

early intervention

home visitation 

healthcare 

mental health

Child Care Services Association L

I

G

CLASS® Observation Training; Improving Quality with the Infant-Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS-R); Building Resilience Through Early Relationships; Brain Development and Self Regulation; and more early care & education
Center of Excellence in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation  L

OD

I

Mental Health Consultation Foundational Modules; Recognizing and Supporting the Social Emotional Health of Young Children Birth to Five; Sustainability in IECMHC Through Policying and Financing Learning Modules; Beyond the 101: Equity, Disparity and Bias; and more  early care & education leadership

mental health consultants

Circle of Security International  L

I

G

Circle of Security Parenting (COSP) Facilitator Trainings  child welfare

early care & education

early intervention

home visitation 

mental health

technical assistants

Division for Early Childhood  OD

I

G

Understanding Implicit Bias and its Role in Early Childhood Environments; What Assessment Practices Really Look Like in EI; Deconstructing Decision Making With Families to Foster Meaningful Partnerships; and more  early care & education

early intervention 

Early Childhood Investigations L

OD

I

Even Superheroes Need Support: The Power of Emotional Intelligence for Early Childhood Program Leaders; Promoting Positive Racial Identity in Black Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Programs; and more  early care & education
Environment Rating Scales Institute  L

I

G

Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale Assessment; Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Assessment; and more  early care & education

(providers and leadership)

Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center L

I

Supporting Initiative & Curiosity in Infants and Toddlers; Head Start Services as a Maternal Mental Health Intervention; and more  early care & education
Incredible Years L

I

G

Parent Group Leader Trainings (multiple ages/models); Classroom Based Social Skills Group Leader Training; Basic Home Visiting Coach Training; and more early care & education

home visitation 

mental health

Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals  L

OD

I

The Dad Effect: Engaging Fathers in Their Children’s Lives and in Home Visiting; Family Partnerships; Family Support Supervision for Supervisors; and more  home visitation

(direct service & leadership) 

ITTI Care Project  L

I

G

Learning Collaborative for Early Care & Education Coaches ; Cultivating NC Early Childhood Equity Champions; Reflective Supervision for Supervisors; Wellness Webinars; and more  early care & education
Mind in Mind L

I

Penelope Leach Pioneering Baby Researcher and Infant Mental Health Champion; Transforming Traumatised Babies: An Audience With Tessa Baradon; and more home visitation 

mental health

National Association for the Education of Young Children L

OD

I

Developmentally Appropriate Practices: Focus on Infants and Toddlers;  Rethinking Circle Time: Communication with Young Children; Trauma and Young Children; and more  early care & education

technical assistants 

National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations L

OD

I

Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool; Culturally Responsive Practices to Reduce Implicit Bias, Disproportionality, Suspensions and Expulsions; All Hands on Deck: Integrating Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and the Pyramid Model; and more   early care & education

 early intervention

leadership 

mental health consultants technical assistants

National Child Traumatic Stress Network OD

I

Introduction to Infant and Young Child Mental Health; Consultation in Pediatric Settings; Evaluating Families Impacted by Trauma; and more  early intervention

home visiting

 mental health

North Carolina Area Health Education Centers OD

I

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; Perinatal Substance Use Collaborative Webinar Series; and mor healthcare 

mental health 

North Carolina Infant Toddler Quality Enhancement Project  L

G

Forming First Relationships: Using Respectful, Responsive and Reciprocal Practices with Infants and Toddlers; Supporting Developmental Monitoring and Screening in Early Care and Education Settings; Exploring Social Emotional Development within the Context of Relationships; and more  early care & education (providers and leadership)
NC Department of Child Development and Early Education  OD

I

Foundations of Early Learning and Development (FELD); and more  early care & education
NC Department of Health and Human Services: Family, Infant and Preschool Program  L

OD

I

Coaching Practices in Early Intervention; Family Centered Practices; and more  early intervention 
North Carolina Early Learning Network  OD

I

Nurturing the Brain Early Childhood Mental Health Modules  early care & education

early intervention

home visitation

technical assistants

NYC Early Childhood Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Center L

OD

I

Make Room for Baby: Perinatal CPP to Repair Trauma and Promote Attachment; The Relational Foundations of Reflective Practice and Reflective Parenting; Developing “Good Enough” Relationships to Support Young Children and Their Families; and more  early intervention 

health care

 home visitation

 mental health

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina OD

I

Connections Matter Train the Trainer; Recognizing & Responding to Suspicions of Child Abuse and Maltreatment; Connections Matter, Strengthening Families Framework/Protective Factors and more early intervention

home visitation

technical assistants

 

Project CEED L

OD

I

G

Reflective Supervision/Consultation Self Study Modules (multiple topics); Supporting Early Social and Emotional Development Credential; Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS®); and more  child welfare

early care & education

early intervention

health care

home visitation 

mental health

reflective supervisor 

Quality Assist OD

I

Anti-Racist Classrooms; Building Positive Relationships; Challenging Behavior: Reveal the Meaning; Building Strong Relationships with Families; and more early care & education
Rapid Response Home Visiting  OD

I

Reflective Functioning in Virtual Home Visits; Working with Adults Impacted by Trauma; Father Engagement Through Parent Child Interactions; Providing Group Reflective Supervision Virtually; and more home visitation

reflective supervisor

Teachstone  L

I

CLASS® Certification early care & education

(providers, coaches 

 & leadership)

Zero To Three  L

OD

I

G

The Growing Brain, Critical Competencies for Infant Toddler Educators; Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0–5™); The Psychology of Pregnancy and Early Parenthood; and more  child welfare

early care & education

home visitation

mental health 

technical assistants

leaders/policymakers 

Please note, these offerings will be reviewed and updated on a semi-regular basis by NCIMHA staff. Would you like to see your training or professional development offering listed here? Contact our Endorsement Coordinator at Endorsement@NCIMHA.org.