Foundations for Infant/Toddler Social Emotional Health and Development
The earliest interactions that babies have with parents and caregivers determine the health of a baby’s mind, body, behavior, and relationships for the rest of life.
This course augments work completed by the National Infant and Toddler Child Care Initiative at Zero to Three, a project of the federal Child Care Bureau. Bradley’s Foundations offers high quality professional development for front-line providers across various community sectors serving infants, toddlers and their families.
The course includes 16 computer-based learning (CBL) modules in three sections:
- Infant/Toddler Development
- Relationships as the Context for Development
- Supporting Infant/Toddler Development: Approaches to Individualization
The modules are embedded in a learning management system that serves to track and monitor user participation and provide post-assessments of learning. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to print a transcript of completed courses. The course can be aligned with various established professional development opportunities throughout the infant/toddler system of care.
The Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health
Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health (RIAIMH) fosters a community of mutual support, resource sharing and collaboration for our interdisciplinary membership and those who work with or care for pregnant women, young children and their families.
Susan Dickstein, PhD, clinical psychologist at Bradley Hospital and clinical associate professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is president of RIAIMH.