Peer Consultation

Purpose:

To support one another while sharing our unique perspectives and approaches in working with young children and their families while expanding understanding, appreciation, knowledge and awareness of the clinical issues involved in Infant Mental Health and to support the Mecklenburg community in enriching the quality of treatment services for those we serve.

Who Should Attend:

Counselors, Pediatricians, Medical Professionals, Clinicians, Students, Early Intervention Providers, Early Childhood Educators, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and any others who share an interest in the social emotional, behavioral and relationship development for infants and toddlers.

Core Clinician:

Anna Liersaph, MA, LPC

Anna.liersaph@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

Outline:

Infant Mental Health, Peer Consultation will meet once per month on a selected Thursday on the dates listed below. The meetings will last 90 minutes and be held at the Carlton Watkins Center 3500 Ellington St, Charlotte, NC. Meeting times are set from 12:00pm-1:30pm. Bring your lunch and participate in the discussion!

Meeting Dates:

Thursday, January 8th at 12:00pm-1:30pm
Interventions in working with infants and young children following trauma
Thursday, February 5th at 12:00pm-1:30pm
Cultural considerations for Latino families with young children
Thursday, March at 5th 12:00pm-1:30pm
Interventions for repairing and encouraging healthy attachment within the child-parent relationship
Thursday, April 2nd at 12:00pm-1:30pm
Toxic Stress
Thursday, May 7th at 12:00pm-1:30pm
Sexual abuse in young children
Thursday, June 4th at 12:00pm-1:30pm
Sensory needs and Interventions for young children
Thursday, July 2nd at 12:00pm-1:30pm
Thursday, August 6th at 12:00pm-1:30pm
Thursday, September 3rd at 12:00pm-1:30pm
Thursday, October 1st at 12:00pm-1:30pm
Thursday, November 5th at 12:00pm-1:30pm
Thursday, December 3th at 12:00pm-1:30pm
***We are a flexible group so come when you can
What to Expect:
12:00-12:10-Welcome/Introductions/Confidentiality Agreement
12:10-12:30-Community Updates
12:30-1:30-Case Consultation/Treatment Concerns and Interventions

Case Consultation includes an open group discussion regarding treatment and service needs of young children and families in our community; this open format is friendly, supportive and encouraging. In the past months treatment modalities have been discussed, barriers to treatment have been processed and creative interventions have been shared!

“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”-Mahatma Gandhi

“Fish swim, birds fly, children play.” -Dr. Garry Landreth