We look forward to having you join us for Beginning Rhythms & Keys to Caregiving on Thursday, November 2 (8:30am-4:00pm) and Friday, November 3 (8:30am-4:00pm)!
This Beginning Rhythms & Keys to Caregiving: Supporting At-Risk Infants and Families has been developed for the unique needs of healthcare, education, and early intervention professionals working with infants and young children who are at risk for or have developmental concerns and high risk social-emotional needs. The content provides a strengths-based foundation of typical early development (birth to 3 years) for infants and young children centered on the importance of the parent-child relationship. The support of positive parent-child relationships is critical in offering developmental guidance of all children, especially infant and young children who are vulnerable due to health, developmental, and/or environmental concerns.
Participants will receive a “Certificate of Professional Development Education” for 12.5 clock hours.
$150 per person
Barbara received her master’s from UCLA and her PhD from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with her dissertation transitioning premature infants and their families’ home from the NICU. She also completed a post-graduate fellowship in Neuro-developmental Behavioral Leadership.
Sarah McNamee, LCSW, MBA is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with young children and their families in school, office, and home-based services. She specializes in working with children ages birth to 3 and their families and feels especially connected to working with families with infants and young children with special health care needs, babies and families transitioning home from the NICU, children with highly sensitive temperaments and families who have experienced trauma. As her practice has grown, she has also found great passion in working with parents, especially moms, during the prenatal, postpartum, infant and toddler years.
Sarah holds both a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Business Administration, as well as post graduate training in couples and family therapy. She is certified in the NCAST Feeding Scales. Sarah continues to receive specialized training in infant and early childhood mental health, some of which include being a participant at the 2014 Fragile Infant Feeding Institute and the 2010 Sensory Processing Disorder Conference, as well as training in the DC 0:3R, Pyramid Plus Model, Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Beginning Rhythms and Keys to Caregiving. Sarah has completed extensive training in Drs. Joy Browne and Ayelet Talmi’s BABIES and Pre-STEPS Models and is involved in Special Kids, Special Care’s efforts to improve post-discharge services to premature and medically fragile infants through the NICU Outreach and Transition Partnership. Sarah is working towards endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Mentor. She is the Secretary of the Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health, a Board Member of Special Kids, Special Care, and is a member of the Denver Providers Advisory Committee with Rocky Mountain Human Services.
In addition to her clinical and advocacy work, Sarah also provides clinical and reflective supervision/consultation to graduate students and a diverse group of working professionals.