Infant Mental Health-Colorado CASA Lunch and Learn

Infant Mental Health-Colorado CASA Lunch and Learn

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This training will provide an overview of infant and early childhood mental health and discuss how CASA advocates can support mental health.

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This training, in partnership with Mental Health Center of Denver, will provide an overview of infant and early childhood mental health, the importance of relationships during the first five years, and the impacts of trauma on development. Participants will learn signs and symptoms that may warrant a referral for infant and early childhood mental health services and supports, as well as resources and considerations for referrals. We will also explore the role of a CASA as an advocate for infant and early childhood mental health.

All members of our CASA community in Colorado are invited to attend this important training.

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Michelle Roy, PhD, IMH-E®(IV) is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in infant and early childhood mental health, with over 10 years’ experience in provision and training of evidence-based, trauma informed, and attachment focused, therapy to children and families prenatal to age five. After receiving her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Dakota, Dr. Roy completed the Irving Harris Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child Development and Infant Mental Health through the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Roy has been a part of the Right Start for Infant Mental Health team at the Mental Health Center of Denver for 10 years, first as a clinician and for the last four years as the program manager. Dr. Roy has earned the Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health (IMH-E®) at the Clinical Mentor level. She is also actively involved in supervision and mentorship within the infant mental health community, serving as Secretary for the Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health from 2012-2015, as well as Clinical Faculty with the Irving Harris Fellowship since 2017. Additionally, Dr. Roy is currently the Project Co-Director for Right Start for Colorado, an infant and early childhood mental health workforce development initiative at the Mental Health Center of Denver, which has allowed her to offer training across the state of Colorado on a variety of infant and early childhood mental health topics.

Heidi Whitney, LCSW, IMHE®(III) is the program manager of the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation program at Mental Health Center of Denver. While pursuing a Bachelor's of Social Work, Heidi worked in the Calvin University Service Learning Center as a service-learning coordinator where her passion for community based social impact programming was sparked. Heidi completed a Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Community Development while working in neighborhood re-development and community organizing efforts in Detroit, MI. This community based focus was then forever tied to the field of infant mental health as Heidi worked, first as a home based early intervention clinician in Gallup, NM and then as an Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician. After 11 years of providing Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, Heidi currently manages the program ECMHC team at Mental Health Center of Denver. This position affords Heidi the opportunity to participate in the development and growth of a statewide model of ECMHC working to expand access to ECMHC among families and childcare programs in Denver, CO.

To learn more:

Right Start: https://mhcd.org/right-start-for-infant-mental-health/

Early Childhood: https://mhcd.org/infant-pre-school/#play

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