WHAT EVENTS CAN I ATTEND TO LEARN MORE?
Here are some upcoming collaborative training opportunities in infant mental health. The monthly WCAIMH meetings the second Thursday of the month, 5:15pm to 7:00pm, and are held at:
BC Children’s and Women’s Health Centre
Ambulatory Care Building #44, Room K0-156
Enter from north, 28th Ave
1 floor down from main entrance near Starbucks
Some street parking available on Heather and 28th
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SPEAKERS: Dr. Megan MacFadden, Director of the Infant Psychiatry Program at BC Children’s Hospital and her colleagues. SUMMARY: Dr. MacFadden and colleagues will talk about the work going on at the Infant Psychiatry Clinic at BC Children’s.
Two-day introductory training is led by Dr. Mirek Lojkasek, C. Psych a member of the team that developed the Watch, Wait and Wonder method, a co-principal investigator of the WWW research study and author of the training manual. Dr. Lojkasek brings 20 years of experience in the practice. supervision and training of mental health practitioners in Watch, Wait and Wonder in Canada, the US and in the UK. WWW VANCOUVER 2018 FLYER AND REG...
SPEAKER: Pat Mirenda is a Professor in the Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology and Special Education, and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) at the University of British Columbia. She has published numerous research articles and chapters and presents frequently at international, national, and regional conferences. Her current research examines how children with autism and their families grow and develop over time, and the effectiveness of a parent coaching intervention for toddlers at-risk for autism. SUMMARY: This session will provide an overview of the objectives and procedures of the PACE Coaching project, which is aimed at parents of 15-30 month old children who are at risk for autism spectrum disorder and live in selected communities across...
SPEAKER: Dr. Nicole Sonya Vellet, Ph.D., R. Psych., Vellet & Associates Child Psychological Services TOPIC: Dr. Vellet will screen the classic James Robertson Film “A Two Year Old Goes to Hospital” about the suffering of a little girl separated from her mother, and talk about its significance for infant mental health. The session will focus on role of images and video footage in the history of the field of attachment (e.g., video footage by Rene Spitz of children in orphanages and John Roberston’s film of a child separated from her parents when she was hospitalized) and the clinical power of video feedback in attachment-based interventions....
SPEAKER: Annie Lau is the recipient of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, Award of Excellence in Public Health Nursing Practice. She has extensive years of working with families with children of the early years. Currently, she is the health resource nurse at BC Children’s Hospital. SUMMARY: Ms. Lau will present her research with Vancouver Coastal Health on the use of media screens in children under two years of age. She presented her work at the recent 2018 Early Years Conference in Vancouver, BC.
CHANGE IN MEETING ROOM – Go to room K1-156 on the first floor Ambulatory Care Building at BC Children’s hosptial SPEAKER: Dr. Ziba Vaghri – University of Victoria Director of Global Child Program & School of Public Health and Social Policy Assistant Professor . Co-Chair and Secretariat of the Global Reference Group on Accountability to Children: a global network working under the auspices of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child . Recipient of the 2014 Scholar Award of Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. TOPIC: The rights of the infant in global...
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS A TUESDAY AND NOT OUR REGULAR THURSDAY MEETING SPEAKER: Dr. Julie Petrie is a Developmental Clinical Consultant in the Psychology Department at BC’s Children’s & Women’s Hospitals. In the Neonatal Follow-up Program, she provides psychological assessment and consultation to families of ‘high-risk’ children recruited at birth from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Julie also participates in research follow-up studies. She is particularly interested in the early detection of markers of brain integrity. In children born very prematurely, she has found infant focused attention is related to developing cognition and executive functions. Julie is also interested in how parent stress and parent-child interactions affect children’s neuro-development. TOPIC: > Julie will present an overview of the common cognitive, learning and behavioural outcomes of children born very prematurely. She will provide an overview of the brain mechanisms as well as the behavioral and physical developments that underlie these outcomes. This will be followed by a group discussion about the potential for parent-child factors and early interventions to change the developmental trajectories of these...
Speaker: Emily Mlieczko is a certified Early Childhood Educator and has been in the field for over 20 years with certification in both Special Needs and First Nations Perspectives in Early Childhood Settings. Throughout her career she has been engaged at the community and provincial level in a number of different projects and events highlighting the specialty of the ECE sector. Topic: The importance of Early Childhood Education on mental health of young children. In this presentation, Emily will outline the role of the Early Childhood Educators of BC and Early Childhood Educators in promoting mental health and wellness in young children and their...
SPEAKERS: Karen Hodge, MSW, RCSW, Social Worker at Sunny Hill Health Centre and founding member of the Spinal Cord Injury Perinatal Interest Group, and Melanie Basso RN, BSN, MSN, PNC(C), Senior Practice Leader-Perinatal for BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre and co-founding member of the Spinal Cord Injury Perinatal Interest Group PRESENTATION: Karen Hodge is a Registered Clinical Social Worker and is currently a paediatric social worker at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. At the age of 15, Karen sustained a spinal cord injury but despite the challenges she faced, Karen didn’t let her injury stop her from achieving her goals. Karen is a passionate advocate for spinal cord injury care, an active volunteer in her community and the mother of two young children. Karen is also a founding member of the Perinatal Interest Group – a diverse committee working to increase dialogue and awareness between health care providers and women with spinal cord injury with an interest in reproductive health. Melanie is the Senior Practice Leader-Perinatal for BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. In her advanced practice nursing role, she is involved in evidence-based practice from all domains of practice- clinical, research, administration and...