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2019 Advanced Training


Please join SCPITC and national experts, Dr. Sherryl Scott Heller and Ms. Kadija Johnston, as we explore opportunities and strategies to support infant and early childhood mental health in child care settings.

Participation is open to PITC-Trained Trainers who have completed any of the following coursework:

–WestEd PITC Trainer Institutes Module I, II, III or IV offered in any location

–WestEd PITC training in South Carolina

–University of South Carolina/SCPITC Summer Infant/Toddler Course

Day 1 registration begins at 11:15 am with a light snack available. The session will conclude by 4:00 pm with plenty of time for you to meet-up with others for dinner on your own.

Day 2 begins with full breakfast served beginning at 7:30 am, with the final session concluding by 3:30 pm for your return trip home.

Eight hours of training credit will be offered through the South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development (CCCCD).

The Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina is located just over the Ravenel Bridge at Patriot’s Point in Mount Pleasant, convenient to several walking trails, Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park and the pedestrian walkway on the bridge itself. Bring along your walking shoes and take in the amazing sunset from atop the bridge!

More detailed logistics will be available in early February.


Featured Speakers:

Sherryl Scott Heller, PhD

Institute of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health, Tulane School of Medicine

Sherryl Scott Heller provides early childhood mental health (I-ECMH) consultation in the greater New Orleans Area through partnerships with Seamless Transitions, New Orleans Outreach and Agenda for Children. Dr. Heller also provides consultation and trainings in I-ECMH consultation and reflective supervision and the Crowell procedure. She has conducted research on a variety of infant mental health topics including reflective supervision, the Crowell parent child interaction procedure, effects of maltreatment on child development, the development of attachment and attachment disturbances in very young children, mental health consultation to child care settings, the effects of violence on child development, and young children in military families.

 

Kadija Johnston, LCSW

Infant-Parent Program, University of California at San Francisco and WestEd PITC Faculty Member

Kadija Johnston has worked in the field of early childhood mental health since 1985. Initially coordinating a therapeutic nursery school, and then as an infant-parent psychotherapist, a clinical home visitor and a mental health consultant to childcare programs. Johnston developed the Program’s I-ECMH consultation component in 1988. The dynamically informed, relationally focused approach now serves as a model for other organizations, locally, regionally and nationally. For the last three decades, Ms. Johnston has been training and disseminating the I-ECMH Consultation model and providing program development consultation to states, organizations and individuals initiating I-ECMH Consultation efforts.


The SC DSS Division of Early Care and Education has consistently invested in SCPITC Advanced Training with funding that makes it possible to offer South Carolina Residents significantly discounted registration fees. If the registration fee is a hardship, or creates any sort of barrier to attendance, please contact Anne Bergin at SCPITC: bergin@musc.edu or 843-876-2822.

We hope to accept all who apply, but if the number of registrations exceeds our capacity, South Carolina participants will have priority over out-of-state participants, and priority will be given to certified PITC-Trained Trainers.

Register by January 15, 2019 to secure your seat and avoid late fees.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Bergin at SCPITC: email bergin@musc.edu or call 843-876-2822.


Register Now SC DSS Employees and Contract Partners

  • Double occupancy hotel rooms are included and will be reserved for you based on the information you provide on your registration form.
  • If you prefer a single room* at your own expense, please see information below about contacting Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina directly to make your hotel reservation. You will be responsible for the full costs associated with the room.

 

Click Here to Register as a SC DSS Employee and Contract Partners

 


Register Now SC Residents

      • Hotel rooms are not included with registration for SC Residents.
      • Please contact Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina directly to make your hotel reservation at your expense. *See below.
      • Double or single occupancy rooms are available at the conference rate of rate of $109 per night ($146 including all taxes and fees) until January 15, 2019, or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first.

 

Click Here to Register as a SC Resident

 


Register Now Out-of-State Participants

      • Hotel rooms are not included with registration for out-of-state particpants.
      • Please contact Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina directly to make your hotel room reservation at your expense. *See below.
      • Double or single occupancy rooms are available at the conference rate of rate of $109 per night ($146 including all taxes and fees) until January 15, 2019, or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first.

 

Click Here to Register as an Out-of-State Participant

 


*Contact Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina directly to make hotel reservations.

    • Dial 843-284-7043 or 843-284-3500 for Room Reservations.
    • The room block is being held under “SCPITC Advanced Training.”
    • This conference rate of $109 per night ($146 including all taxes and fees) for double or single occupancy rooms is available until January 15, 2019, or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first.