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2022 Explorations in Development


Surviving and Thriving: Reflecting on the Challenge and Preparing for Our Future
Presented by Barbara Stroud, PhD

The 2022 Explorations in Development training will be about addressing adversity, including adversity that has resulted from the impact of COVID-19 on infants, young children, families, and communities. For example, recognizing the impact of trauma stemming from racial violence and the pandemic and recognizing that the pandemic has impacted the experience of pregnancy, labor and delivery, and early parenting. In addition, Dr. Barbara Stroud will discuss how the past years have impacted IECMH professionals - including their ability to be with families (emotionally and physically) and their own experiences of trauma related to racial violence and the pandemic.

In addition, Dr. Stroud will speak about moving forward. For example, how we can use what we learned from the past years and how we can envision coming back together as we heal from our recent experiences. To further discuss this historical experience, we will invite a panel of parents to discuss what pregnancy and early parenting has been like for them; and we will invite a panel of IECMH professionals to discuss how their work has been impacted.

Speaker: Barbara Stroud, PhD 
ZERO TO THREE Fellow IFECMH Endorsement - Reflective Facilitator Mentor Level

Dates and Time: 
October 12 & 13, 2022   |    12pm - 4pm (ET)
*Registrants are expected to attend both days

Who Will Benefit: Social workers, counselors, educators, and any other professionals working with children & families

Registration Fees - this is a two-day training, registration for one-day is not available: 
  • $50 Registration Fee 
  • $25 Student Registration Fee - students must email a copy of their current schedule or ID to Laura Sheldon at
NOTE - Certificates will only be available once your payment has been received.
Cancellation policy: Notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing no later than 7 days prior to the event for a refund to be issued. Send notice to

Payments -
  • You may select to pay by Check or Credit Card
  • If you select Check:
    • Checks need to be made payable to MI-AIMH and mailed to MI-AIMH, ATTN: Teri Lower, 13101 Allen Road, Southgate, MI 48195
    • Checks need to include the name(s) of all staff attending the training AND the name of the training. This is so we can accurately connect the payment to the registrant(s)
    • It is the responsibility of the registrant to ENSURE that your payment is sent
    • If your check payment is NOT received and processed prior to the training, you will not receive your certificate.

Continuing Education Credits: This training will offer continuing education.  
7.5 training hours total: are included with registration fees
  • Social Work - 7.5 Approved for Michigan SW continuing education credits/hours
  • IMH Endorsement® - Will count towards the requirements for the MI-AIMH Endorsement®
  • Licensed Professional Counselors - NBCC Hours - Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6867. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MI-AIMH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Registration & Purchase: Read Carefully

  1. Click on the ADD TO CART button below to purchase the course and you will be automatically be registered for both training days.
  2. Emails
    1. You will receive an individual confirmation email for both training days
    2. A reminder email 4 days before the first day of training
    3. A reminder email 1-hour before the training begins EACH day - this email will have a "JOIN" button for you to use an hour prior to the start of the training
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IMPORTANT - If you DO NOT have a MI-AIMH RELATE User Account yet, you will need to create one in order to register for this training. It is easy to create your account and only asks for the same information asked during a typical registration process. Bonus - you will only need to sign in for future training purchases and will not need. to enter your contact information, etc. TIP - If you need continuing education credits, have your license # available to enter during this process. When you click Add to Cart below, you will see a prompt to sign in or sign up. Click SIGN UP if you still need to create your User Account. If you find that you need any assistance with creating an account please email Tiffanie Martinez at

Access and Participation:
 Once you have registered, you will receive an email with links 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, 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
Hosted By: 
  • MPSI Infant Mental Health Program, WSU
  • MPSI Healthier Urban Families Outreach Program, WSU 
  • Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health 
  • Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
  • IMH Statewide Committee
  • Metro-Detroit Association for Infant Mental Health 
  • Macomb Social Emotional Network