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

Winter Quarterly Training

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First Relationships – 2016 First Quarter Training 

           Overview of Reflective Supervision—A Primer—Part II

                                            Presented by:

Sheryl Goldberg, LMSW, ACSW, IMH-E® (IV)

March 10, 2016: TIME 8:30 am – 12 pm

      Child & Family Service @ 91-1841 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, HI 96706

                   Ewa Community Center (Kamaaina Kids building)

Register on line: Click on Training & Events on Menu

NASW CEUs available



  • HAIMH Website Manager
  • HAIMH Education and Training Intern
  • HAIMH Policy Support Intern

Please email Sharon Taba, sharon@haimh-firstrelationships.org  if you’re interested. Mahalo!!






Wanted: Volunteer Clinician for HAIMH Quarterly Training Doug Davies Presentation

Date: Oct 15, 2013 Time: 9-12 p.m.

Please email Sharon Taba, sharon@haimh-firstrelationships.org by Sept 15, 2013 if you’re interested. Mahalo!!

Reflective supervision emphasizes the collaborative process between supervisor and supervisee. It involves active listening, thoughtful questioning, hypothesis building, and suggestions for intervention.
Reflection means learning about an infant/child and her family, developing an appreciation for the perspectives of the family members, and identifying and considering alternative approaches to intervention. Reflection also means “stepping back” and “slowing down,” considering the issues of the family in some detail, before proposing solutions.

Here are some ideas about how to organize case presentations. The following elements should be considered as you put together your presentations.

  1. Begin with some questions you have about the case you want the supervisor to help you think about.
  2. Present basic information about the family, demographics, presenting problem, how the referral came to you, and what the family’s request is.
  3. Describe your beginning relationship with family members.
  4. Describe your observations—of the infant/child, of the parent(s), of the child-parent relationship, of the child in settings other than the home.
  5. What are the family’s strengths and difficulties?
  6. Where are you in the process, i.e. just beginning an assessment, developing hypotheses about the family’s issues, implementing a treatment plan, in the middle of treatment? Discuss what have you tried so far, what seems to be working, and what roadblocks or sticking points you have encountered or anticipate.
  7. What feelings does working with this family evoke in you?

In presenting your work, please use only first names, initials, or pseudonyms, and avoid specific information that could potentially identify clients.

2015 Reflective Supervision Update–HAIMH

2015 Reflective Supervision provided by Sheryl Goldberg on Sept 29, 2015

MAHALO!!  to Sheryl Goldberg for stepping in to provide Reflective Supervision for our 1st cohort of 9 clinicians.  Sheryl is taking   Doug Davies’s role as our Infant Mental Health Consultant.  Doug Davies passed unexpectedly this year.  He will be missed.  Condolences to his family.  We’re grateful to the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health for all their support.







The 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, sponsored by the Children’s Bureau Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN), will be held April 29–May 2, 2014, in New Orleans, LA. The theme for the 2014 conference is “Making Meaningful Connections.” Next year’s conference also will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). OCAN is now accepting electronic abstract submissions for conference workshops, skills seminars, policy forums, research panels, and poster presentations. The deadline to submit abstracts is August 5, 2013.

For more information about the Call for Abstracts process and to submit your abstracts, visit the conference website: 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

CBCAP: A Success Story Video

The Children’s Bureau is pleased to be able to share the video “CBCAP: A Success Story,” produced in collaboration with Child Welfare Information Gateway and FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP). The video highlights CBCAP programs in three States (Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia) and emphasizes the importance of child abuse prevention programs across the nation. The video is available in both English and Spanish.

Action Letter from HHS Agencies

On Thursday, July 11, 2013 three HHS agencies – Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – have come together to issue a letter to state directors of child welfare, Medicaid, and mental health authorities encouraging them to strengthen their efforts to address complex trauma among children and youth known to child welfare. The letter provides useful and actionable information about federal authority and funding streams, strategies for coordinating cross-system efforts, and good practices for integrating evidence-based screening, assessment, and interventions related to complex trauma.