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This training is sponsored generously by the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWHN). Therefore, only those individuals employed by a Detroit Wayne Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health program are allowed to register.

Training Series Description:
This training has been developed by: WONDERbabies : Ways Of Nurturing Development through Enhancing Relationships for medically fragile and developmentally challenged babies and their families. The FIRST Steps for BABIES© is a two-day foundational training which provides both a framework to learn about the foundations of newborn and young infant development through The FIRST Steps for BABIES© approach. This training will include an introduction to the BABIES Adaptive Behavior Inventory. Additionally, participants will learn about the progression of the caregiver-infant relationship as the infant develops using the PreSTEPS Model®. This training will cover brain development, regulation and co-regulation, relationships, reflective stance perspective and will include video case examples. This training will include an introduction to the Babies Adaptive Behavior Inventory (covered more on Day 3) and will cover how to use the Caregiver Guide. The WONDERbabies NICU Caregiver Guide will be provided.  Registrants will receive instruction on where/how top pick up this item

Please note, a third virtual training day is being planned for the Winter of 2022-2023. It is expected that those who attend this training, will do their best to attend the third day. The third training will go more in depth on the: Babies Adaptive Behavior Inventory (BABI). Additional information can be found here:

This training is for 0-3 IMH Home Visitors who would like additional training focused on newborns and young infants who are medically fragile. HURRY! Attendance is limited to 20-25 people!

Petora Spratt, PT, DPT, PCS, IMH-E® (IFS)
Emily McNeil, LPC, BC-DMT, CIMI, IMH-E® (IMHM)
Joy Browne, PhD, PCNS, IMH-E®

Dates and Time: 9am - 4pm (ET)

  • July 18-19, 2022
*Attendees are expected to attend both days
**Note that there will be a 30-minute lunch break & (2) 15-min. breaks on both days
  1.   Click on this Webinar Icon below to register - you will be registered for BOTH days!
  2. You will see a blue register button on the right
  3. You will receive a confirmation email with the ability to add the first training date to your calendar
Access and Participation: Once you have registered for the training you will receive a confirmation email with a "join" button to use the day of the training. You will be able to add the event to your calendar and access the zoom link there as well. In order to receive a certificate and/or Continuing Education you will need to have a Zoom account (which is free) logged in to view the training. Attendees must keep their video on for the majority of the training as part of the requirement for CEC's. If you need to have your video muted for longer than 15-minutes, please reach out to the MI-AIMH host during the training via chat. If you have any questions, please email

Registration deadlines: Registration will close on July 13, 2022 at 12:00pm

Email Confirmations: Registrants will receive emails and reminders depending on when they register. Emails come from BlueSky but will have MI-AIMH in the subject. Please be sure to check your JUNK/SPAM folder if you are not seeing emails.

Emails are set up to go out to all current registrants:
1. As soon as you register
2. 3-4 days prior to the event
3. 1-hour before the training starts
4. A few days after the training with a reminder about required follow-up steps