2016 HAIMH Spring Training

Norma Jo Stodden

Dr Stoddens Training_Using Play to Promote Relationships



Hawaii Association for Infant Mental Health

First Relationships – 2016 Second Quarter Training                                                                 

Using Play to Promote Relationships, Language, and Development in the First Year”

                                         Presented by: 

Norma Jean Stodden, PhD

                                       Monday, June 06, 2016

                   PACT – 1505 Dillingham, Ste. 214, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817


Overview: We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Norma Jean Stodden to conduct a training focusing on the developmental stages of the first year of life and how play can be used to build relationships and promote optimal development. Dr. Stodden has used her decades of experience to develop a practical training designed to be easily understood and functional to diverse professionals and caregivers alike.

We’ll begin by discussing the importance of play and how it can be used across diverse disciplines and settings. We’ll learn games and interactions that build relationships and promote development. We’ll organize themes around developmental milestones in the first year of life and concentrate on how you can use them in the specific work you do. We’ll introduce an app easily accessible on mobile devices that follows a baby’s first year to mark milestones to expect and ways to help children achieve them. Join us for a fun, interactive, and practically useful workshop.

Agenda:      9:00 – 9:30  Registration/Talk Story          9:30 – 12:30  Training with scheduled breaks

  • Introduction: Why Play?
  • Overview of how to stimulate baby’s development and tools to use (Baby’s Daily Play)
  • Quality talk with baby – what it means and examples (what it looks like 0-3 months, 4-6, 7-9, and 9-12 months):
    • Games that describe baby’s actions, reactions, objects, places in home
    • Games that describe “your” actions/emotions/stories about yourself
    • Games that build language
  • Promoting Gross and Fine-Motor Development with play
  • Promoting Social/Emotional Development with play

Presenter Bio: Norma Jean Stodden, Ph.D., is an educator with over 30 years of experience in the field of education. She is an award winning author of educational products for parents of young children. For 16 years she was an Associate Professor and Interdisciplinary Training Coordinator for the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. At CDS, her research and training expertise focused on instructional strategies to help all students access the general education curriculum. 

Register at:  http://www.haimh-firstrelationships.org/?p=1216                                                              Then, click register on line and PayPal to pay by credit card. Checks may be mailed payable to the Hawaii Association for Infant Mental Health, c/o The Hawaii Family Support Institute, UHM MBT School of Social Work, Gartley Hall, Honolulu, HI  96822. HAIMH Members: $20; Non-Members: $30. Add $10 to receive 3 CEU through NASW.

If you have any questions or to register via email, contact Gail Breakey – gbreakey@gmail.com

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