Social and Emotional Development During Infancy and Childhood

Training Overview

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health (MACMH) is presenting a training with Julie Koritz.  This training will explore various stages of social and emotional development during infancy and toddlerhood. Examine trust vs. mistrust, communication with the baby, stranger anxiety, social referencing, bonding and attachment and peer relationships. Learn various ways to enhance infants and toddlers social and emotional development through a variety of activities. This training is open for all professionals and will address working with children ages from birth to three years old.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe the importance of attachment in the early years.
  • Participants will be able to describe 3 activities to enhance social and emotional development.
  • Participants will learn the importance of “serve and return.”

About the Trainer

Julie Koritz is an early childhood specialist who has over 30 years of experience working with young families and children. Her work has focused on working with diverse families who have young children with multiple risk factors. She has her M.Ed in family education, her undergraduate degree in child and family studies, is a licensed parent educator and has her infant-early childhood mental health endorsement. Some of her experience includes facilitating parenting groups and parent-child interaction, leading home visits, training early childhood professionals and devising and teaching classes.

Register through MACMH

The following boards have provided CEHs approval:

  • MN Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy – LPC, LPCC
  • MN Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy – LADC
  • MN Board of Marriage & Family Therapy
  • MN Board of Social Work
  • MN Board of Psychology

The following boards do not require pre-approved CEHs. CEHs should be approved upon independent submission to your board:

  • MN Board of Education
  • MN Nursing Board
  • ND Board of Social Work

Professionals in other related disciplines, as well as those working outside of Minnesota, can submit CEH certificates to their corresponding boards for independent approval.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to all registered training attendees. Boards may request attendance records at any time. We will track who watched the recording as a live webinar and also for those who watch the recording within 45 days of the live webinar event.


December 5, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health
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St. Paul, MN 55103 United States
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