Using Reflective Practice and Infant Mental Health Principles in Childhood
Infants and young children have the same emotional capabilities as adults. This workshop will help to empower childcare staff to cope with, understand, and manage (in a relationship based/developmental capacity) challenging behaviors. As well as to understand emotional capabilities of infants and young children. Participants will learn and demonstrate an understanding of infant/early childhood mental health issues and how the principle of reflective practice will assist in that child maintaining healthy behaviors in the early childhood classroom or in the daycare setting.
Leah Niezwaag, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker endorsed at Level III in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. Leah has worked in Infant Mental Health in a variety of settings as a home visitor, childcare consultant, and therapist. Currently, Leah serves as one of two NEAR@Home facilitators in Idaho, who support early childhood home visiting programs in utilization of the NEAR@Home Toolkit to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in home visits.