Competency Based Training Catalog

There are a multitude of ways in which professionals can deepen their knowledge of 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.

NCIMHA staff reviews this catalog on a quarterly basis, but new training opportunities and content are consistently being added. As such, sample titles may 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.

Would you like to see your training or professional development offering listed here? Contact Training@NCIMHA.org

Training Formats Key 

L-Live Sessions

OD-On Demand Sessions

L/D-Live & On Demand Options

I-For Individuals

G-For Groups

I/G-Individual & Group Options

F-Free Training Offered

$-Paid Training Offered 

F/$-Free and Paid Options

 

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

I

F

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

F/$

Newborn Behavioral Observation; Beyond Trauma Informed Care; 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

F/$

Evidenced Based Practice(s): 

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

Professional Development:

Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0–5™); Social Emotional Screening and Assessment in Early Childhood; Making Informed Referrals; Supporting Young Children Grieving Death;  and more 

child welfare

early care & education

legal professionals

mental health 

parents/caregivers 

Children’s Trust Fund Alliance  L/OD

I/G

F/$

Protective Factors Framework Training of Trainers; Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework, Parental Resilience; and more  child welfare

early care & education

early intervention

home visitation 

healthcare 

mental health

Child Care Services Association L

I/G

F

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

I

F

Mental Health Consultation Foundational Modules; Equity Chat Series: Unpacking the Revised Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Competency Series; and more  early care & education leadership

MH consultants

Circle of Security International  L

I/G

$

Circle of Security Parenting (COSP) Facilitator Trainings 

Note: Partial scholarships for in person COSP training within NC may be available. Contact DMugno@CarolinaPsychoanalytic.org for more information.

child welfare

early care & education

early intervention

home visitation 

mental health

technical assistants

Division for Early Childhood  OD

I/G

F/$

Understanding Implicit Bias and its Role in Early Childhood Environments; What Assessment Practices Really Look Like in EI; Collaboratively Supporting Social Emotional and Mental Health; Better Together: Powerful Family Partnerships;  and more  early care & education

early intervention 

Early Childhood Investigations L/OD

I

F

Even Superheroes Need Support: The Power of Emotional Intelligence for Early Childhood Program Leaders; Centering Attachment: The Key to  Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum for 0-3;  Equitable Family Teacher Relationships for All Children; 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

F

Supporting Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness (modules); Developing Effective Father and Male Caregiver Engagement; Head Start Services as a Maternal Mental Health Intervention; and more  early care & education
Healthy Social Behaviors Project  L

I/G

F

How Early Educator Self Care Impacts the Social Emotional Development of Young Children; Pyramid Model Series for Infants/Toddlers and Preschool Teachers; The Impact of Traumatic Stress on Young Children; Grief and Loss in Young Children; Partnering with Families to Address Challenging Behaviors, 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

Infant Massage USA L/OD

$

Certified Educator of Infant Massage early intervention

home visitation

health care

mental health 

Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals  L/OD

I

F

Adult Mental Health;  Family Support Supervision for Supervisors; Child Development 0-3; Confidentiality for the Family Support Professional;  and more  home visitation

(direct service & leadership) 

ITTI Care Project  L

I/G

F

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

F/$

Penelope Leach Pioneering Baby Researcher and Infant Mental Health Champion; Transforming Traumatized 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; Trauma and Young Children; Strengthening Relationships with Families; and more  early care & education

technical assistants 

National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations L/OD

I

F

Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool; Culturally Responsive Practices to Reduce Implicit Bias, Disproportionality, Suspensions and Expulsions; Understanding Trauma Informed Care and the Pyramid Model: Supporting Resilience; and more   early care & education

 early intervention

leadership 

MH consultants

 technical assistants

National Child Traumatic Stress Network OD

I

F

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

Newborn Behavior International  L/OD

I

$/F

Early Identification of the Infant at Risk; The Heart of Reflective Supervision; Infants in the Child Welfare System; Newborn Behavioral Observation Training; and more child welfare

early intervention

home visitation 

mental health

North Carolina Area Health Education Centers OD

$

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

mental health 

North Carolina Infant Toddler Program L/OD

I/G

F

Infant Mental Health Modules (coming soon); Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect (PCAN); Pyramid Model (coming soon); and more early intervention
North Carolina Infant Toddler Quality Enhancement Project  L

G

F

Forming First Relationships: Using Respectful, Responsive and Reciprocal Practices with Infants and Toddlers; Infant and Toddler Developing Social Emotional Skills; Exploring Social Emotional Development within the Context of Relationships; and more  early care & education (providers & leadership)
NC Department of Child Development and Early Education  OD

I

F

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

F

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

I

F

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

F

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

F/$

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 supervisors 

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

F

Encouraging Parent Child Interaction to Support Development; Reflective Functioning in Virtual Home Visits; Attachment and Observation 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 supervisors

Southwest Child Development Commission L/OD

I/G

$

Go The Extra Mile: Building and Sustaining Relationships with Families; Infant Mental Health: The Basics of What & Why; Healthy Brains for Babies, What & Why of DEI; and more early care & education

technical assistants

Teachstone  L

I

$

CLASS® Certification early care & education

(providers, coaches 

 & leadership)

Zero To Three  L/OD

I/G

F/$

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 

Disclaimer: Not every training from these entities aligns with Competency Guidelines for Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship Focused Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health® (Endorsement). If you have specific questions about the trainings offered and how you might utilize them for an Endorsement application, please reach out to the Endorsement Coordinator at Endorsement@NCIMHA.org

Last Update 4/27/2022