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Infant Mental Health: Impact of Attachment Disruption & Trauma on Mental Health

  • 770 E. Shaw Avenue Fresno, Ca, 93710 USA (map)

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Course Description: This course is designed to help individuals working with children and adolescence understand the global impact of developmental trauma and prolonged, unaddressed stress. Additionally, the course will review the role trauma, attachment-disruption and stress play on health and wellness outcomes. This workshop will describe symptoms and behaviors common to traumatized children and will offer strategies to address these concerns.

Learning Objectives:

1.Define and discuss attachment and the impact of attachment disruptions.

  1. Identify 4 types of attachment style

  2. Define the concept of developmental and complex trauma.

3.Review the impact of trauma on development and physical, emotional and mental health.

4.List and describe 3 common behaviors, symptoms and diagnosis of children in foster care.

5.List 3 developmentally appropriate strategies for addressing difficulties/challenges common in traumatized children.

Presnter: Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT, RPT-S is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute in Fresno, CA. Julie is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, infant mental health specialist, reflective practice mentor and certified educator of infant massage (CEIM). Julie specializes in use of play to treat complex and developmental trauma in young children.

CE Credits: Attendance to this training meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prov. # 131780. Certificate of Completion will be handing out at time of sign out. You must be present for the entire training and sign in and out on the sign in sheet, in order to receive your CEU certificate.

IMH Hours: Workshop is aligned with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (2016). 1-hour in area A, 1.5-hours in Area B, 3-hours in Area C, 1-hour in Area D, .5-hour in Area E and .5-hours in Area F (workshop content may be subject to modification at the time of training).

Co-hosted with the California Psychological Institute who is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and/or LEP’s. California Psychological Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course content.

Cancelations/Grievances/ADA: Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs. Full Refunds will be provided with 5-day written notice of cancelation. Cancelations less than 5 days prior to event or in cases of Non-Attendance refunds will not be granted. If you have questions or to report grievances, please contact Cristina Rodriguez 559-256-0985 email:

Registration fee includes light continental breakfast or afternoon refreshments and Certificate of Completion and/or Continuing Education Credits and session handouts. Lunch will not be provided.

This training is of Solace Center's 2019 road to Competency Series, Laying the Foundation for Infant Mental Health Practice. This series of trainings align with the California Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health. For more information about this series of trainings please contact Solace center 559-256-0985 email:

*Solace of Center of Fresno is not affiliated in any way with the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health. For more information on endorsement see


8:30-9am: Registration

9:00-10:15am: Introduction to I-FECMH- History and Background & The I-FECMH Specialist

10:15-10:30am: Break

10:30am-12pm: Key Concepts-Early Intervention - Attachment - Biologic/Psychosocial Factors - Risk and Resiliency

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00-2:15pm: Behavioral Issues and Mental Health - Regulation - Sleeping/Eating - Sensory Integration - Attachment Styles/Needs

2:15-2:30pm: Break

2:30-4:30pm: Evaluation and Treatment- Screening - Assessment/Observation - Treatment/Interventions