2024 Upcoming Scheduled Trainings

February 2024

DECA Infant Toddler Assessment Training (120-minute virtual): FULL
February 22, 2024
Webinar

The DECA Infant Toddler Program is a strength-based assessment and planning system for children ages 4 weeks up to 36 months. Based on resilience theory, this comprehensive system is made up of a 5 step approach designed to support early childhood teachers, mental health professionals, home visitors and families in their goal of helping children develop healthy social/emotional skills and reduce challenging behaviors. Central to the DECA I/T Program is the DECA, a standardized, strength-bas... More

Using the Inclusive Classroom Profile to Promote and Support Inclusive Practices - Hillsdale ISD
February 26-28, 2024
Hayes Building, Hillsdale

This training focuses on effectively using the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) to assess and promote effective inclusive practices within the general education PreK setting.  The ICP was developed by Elena P. Soukakou and is now available through Brooks Publishing. This training is available to those who have participated in the Inclusion Builders initiative.  Participants will take part in a two-and-a-half-day training. The first day will consist of a half-day overview of the tool ... More

Early On Data Webinar
February 27, 2024
Webinar

  If you have problems connecting to the webinar please call (866) 334-5437. This webinar is being recorded and will be posted in "News and Notes" at a later date. The PowerPoint will be emailed prior to the webinar to registered participants.

March 2024

Connect and Collaborate for Birth-3 Early Interventionists: Coaching and Teaming in Early Intervention
March 08, 2024
Webinar

Connect and Collaborate for Birth-3 Early Interventionists: This meeting is designed specifically to support early interventionists in Michigan whose work is with infants and toddlers, birth to age three, with delays and/or disabilities, and their families.  We will share experiences, ideas, tools, and resources helpful in the field of Early Intervention.  The topic of this session will be Coaching and Teaming in Early Intervention.

DECA 0-6 Combined
March 12, 2024
Webinar

In this 180-minute virtual training, participants will: Describe the development and psychometrics of the assessment tools, Learn how to administer and interpret the assessments, including analysis and advanced interpretation, and Gain experience in using the assessments as tools to guide professionals and families in developing strength-based and intentional plans to reduce challenging behavior and increase social and emotional skills in young children effectively and r... More

Electronic System Orientation for Administrators
March 12, 2024
Webinar

This 45 minute virtual training is for Community Mental Health administrators who supervise staff or contract staff who work with infants, young children, aged birth to 47 months in a variety of services/programs (Home-based Services, Infant Mental Health, Assessment, etc.) The training will guide administrators in using the web-based application to enter new users, run real-time reports to monitor the completion of DECA ratings, and pre-post outcomes. There will be time for&... More

Electronic System Orientation for Clinicians
March 12, 2024
Webinar

This 45 minute virtual training is for Community Mental Health administrators who supervise staff or contract staff who work with infants, young children, aged birth to 47 months in a variety of services/programs (Home-based Services, Infant Mental Health, Assessment, etc.) The training will guide administrators in using the web-based application to enter new users, run real-time reports to monitor the completion of DECA ratings, and pre-post outcomes. There will be time for&... More

In-depth Virtual DECA 0-6
March 14, 2024
Webinar

This more in-depth virtual training is geared to clinicians and practitioners who are new to assessment processes or who want a deeper dive into the theory and application of this tool. In this training participants will: Learn about resilience theory and protective factors central to supporting resilience for infants, toddlers, and children aged 0-6. Learn how to administer, score, and summarize results of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment. Discuss how these results can be used to s... More

In-depth Virtual DECA Infant and Toddlers : CANCELLED
March 14, 2024
Webinar

This more in-depth virtual training is geared to clinicians and practitioners who are new to assessment processes or who want a deeper dive into the theory and application of this tool. In this training participants will: Learn about resilience theory and protective factors central to supporting infant and toddler resilience, Learn how to administer, score, and summarize results of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for infants and toddlers. Discuss how these results can be used to su... More

April 2024

IDA Practicum-Module 2 Virtual
April 09, 2024
Webinar

IDA Practicum Module 2: Module two is offered in a five hour interactive Zoom training and will focus on the application of knowledge gained in section one of the Module 1 on-line training. It is required to have completed the on-line prerequisite material before registering for Module 2 IDA Practicum.  Once registered for the Practicum participants will receive an email with materials to support this training/module.

B-5 Child Find Meeting
April 11, 2024
Webinar

This meeting is designed specifically to support all personnel responsible for Child Find activities whose work includes identifying and evaluating children, birth through age five, with delays and or/disabilities and their families.  This discussion will provide the opportunity to learn from each other about what's happening in Child Find in your area (consider referral numbers, capacity to evaluate and provide services, etc.), what strategies you are using to address personnel shortages, ... More

Statewide Virtual Child Outcomes Birth to Five (0-5): Early On & Preschool Special Education Training - Open Enrollment
April 12, 2024
Webinar

This virtual training is designed to assist personnel in understanding the federal and state requirements regarding Child Outcomes and the associated SPP/APR Indicators for C-3 (ages 0-3) and B-7 (ages 3-5).   Participants will be presented with information about the origins of the outcomes and the overarching goal as well as the three global outcomes. Information and practice will also be provided regarding the skills and information needed to accurately collect a... More

Virtual Parent Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO) Training
April 12, 2024
Webinar

We are offering PICCOLO Interventions on April 19, 2024. We have found it helpful for staff to attend both trainings but it is not mandatory to attend both to use the PICCOLO Assessment. The PICCOLO is a checklist of 29 observable behaviors in 4 domains.  It is reliable, valid, easy to learn and practical to use. The PICCOLO is a tool that can be used to assess strengths, reveal needs, and monitor change.  In this training participants will learn about the 4 domains of the PICCOL... More

DECA Infant Toddler Assessment Training
April 16, 2024
Webinar

The Deveraux Early Childhood Assessment for Infants/Toddlers (DECA) was identified as a tool to assist service providers in implementing effective social emotional relationship-based supports for families. The DECA is a standardized, strength-based assessment of child protective factors including attachment, initiative, and self-regulation. It consists of a questionnaire completed by the family or caregiver. The assessment data is entered into the e-DECA system and if the child scores below his/... More

Electronic System Orientation for Administrators
April 19, 2024
Webinar

This 45 minute virtual training is for Community Mental Health administrators who supervise staff or contract staff who work with infants, young children, aged birth to 47 months in a variety of services/programs (Home-based Services, Infant Mental Health, Assessment, etc.) The training will guide administrators in using the web-based application to enter new users, run real-time reports to monitor the completion of DECA ratings, and pre-post outcomes. There will be time for&... More

Electronic System Orientation for Clinicians
April 19, 2024
Webinar

This 45 minute virtual training is for Community Mental Health administrators who supervise staff or contract staff who work with infants, young children, aged birth to 47 months in a variety of services/programs (Home-based Services, Infant Mental Health, Assessment, etc.) The training will guide administrators in using the web-based application to enter new users, run real-time reports to monitor the completion of DECA ratings, and pre-post outcomes. There will be time for&... More

Virtual Using the PICCOLO with families to guide interventions and treatment approaches
April 19, 2024
Webinar

There will be a Virtual PICCOLO Training on April 12, 2024. that you can attend to prepare you for this training. This training takes the use of the PICCOLO to that next level as we will discuss how to enhance your use of the PICCOLO with families. Training will include: how to introduce use of the PICCOLO with families ways to process PICCOLO feedback with families developing intervention strategies using PICCOLO results through the Bridging technique using the PICCOLO to evaluate and d... More

Early On System Update
April 22, 2024
Davis Education Center, Flint

The 2024 System Updates for Early On Coordinators will be offered in-person, in 4 different locations across the state. We will bring together Early On Coordinators, Michigan Department of Education-Early On Consultants, and Early On Training and Technical Assistance, to provide information, discuss current topics and share resources. An agenda of topics will be posted at a later date.

Early On System Update
April 24, 2024
Clare-Gladwin RESD, Clare

The 2024 System Updates for Early On Coordinators will be offered in-person, in 4 different locations across the state. We will bring together Early On Coordinators, Michigan Department of Education-Early On Consultants, and Early On Training and Technical Assistance, to provide information, discuss current topics and share resources. An agenda of topics will be posted at a later date.

Combined Early On and Preschool Special Education Updates
April 29, 2024
Webinar

This call is an opportunity to share emerging guidance and system updates from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). Early On and Preschool Special Education will be presenting together during this session.

Early On System Update
April 30, 2024
Kent Co. Early On, Grand Rapids

The 2024 System Updates for Early On Coordinators will be offered in-person, in 4 different locations across the state. We will bring together Early On Coordinators, Michigan Department of Education-Early On Consultants, and Early On Training and Technical Assistance, to provide information, discuss current topics and share resources. An agenda of topics will be posted at a later date.

May 2024

In-depth Virtual DECA 0-6
May 02, 2024
Webinar

This more in-depth virtual training is geared to clinicians and practitioners who are new to assessment processes or who want a deeper dive into the theory and application of this tool. In this training participants will: Learn about resilience theory and protective factors central to supporting resilience for infants, toddlers, and children aged 0-6 years. Learn how to administer, score, and summarize results of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment. Discuss how these results can be use... More

DECA 0-6 Combined
May 07, 2024
Webinar

In this 180-minute virtual training, participants will: Describe the development and psychometrics of the assessment tools, Learn how to administer and interpret the assessments, including analysis and advanced interpretation, and Gain experience in using the assessments as tools to guide professionals and families in developing strength-based and intentional plans to reduce challenging behavior and increase social and emotional skills in young children effectively and r... More

Connect and Collaborate for Birth-3 Early Interventionists: Team Culture and Climate
May 10, 2024
Webinar

Connect and Collaborate for Birth-3 Early Interventionists: This meeting is designed specifically to support early interventionists in Michigan whose work is with infants and toddlers, birth to age three, with delays and/or disabilities, and their families.  We will share experiences, ideas, tools, and resources helpful in the field of Early Intervention.  The topic of this session will be Team Culture and Climate.

Early On System Update
May 14, 2024
Marquette-Alger RESA, Marquette

The 2024 System Updates for Early On Coordinators will be offered in-person, in 4 different locations across the state. We will bring together Early On Coordinators, Michigan Department of Education-Early On Consultants, and Early On Training and Technical Assistance, to provide information, discuss current topics and share resources. An agenda of topics will be posted at a later date.  

June 2024

Electronic System Orientation for Administrators
June 11, 2024
Webinar

This 45 minute virtual training is for Community Mental Health administrators who supervise staff or contract staff who work with infants, young children, aged birth to 47 months in a variety of services/programs (Home-based Services, Infant Mental Health, Assessment, etc.) The training will guide administrators in using the web-based application to enter new users, run real-time reports to monitor the completion of DECA ratings, and pre-post outcomes. There will be time for&... More

Electronic System Orientation for Clinicians
June 11, 2024
Webinar

This 45 minute virtual training is for Community Mental Health administrators who supervise staff or contract staff who work with infants, young children, aged birth to 47 months in a variety of services/programs (Home-based Services, Infant Mental Health, Assessment, etc.) The training will guide administrators in using the web-based application to enter new users, run real-time reports to monitor the completion of DECA ratings, and pre-post outcomes. There will be time for&... More

Virtual Learning and practicing observation of attachment behaviors using the Massie Campbell ADS
June 14, 2024
Webinar

The Massie Campbell ADS is an observational tool that is scored by the clinician after a “brief” observation during a home visit.  The Massie Campbell ADS is a scale using 6 basic attachment modalities that provides indicators of mother/father/caregiver attachment.  The scale helps to screens for conditions as diverse as lack of infant responsiveness in autism or parental avoidance in child neglect.   The scale is designed for infants and toddlers (birth to 18 mon... More

DECA Booster Training (120-minute Virtual training)
June 25, 2024
Webinar

This is a live, 2 hour virtual training that provides a combined DECA-I/T and DECA Clinical refresher for those implementing one or both of these tools in their day to day practices. Main elements of the tool and new case studies are used to help participants dialogue and reflect to ensure DECA tools are being implemented with fidelity. Participants are required to have been trained in the DECA I/T and/or DECA Clinical by a certified trainer (MI’s Julie Helmer or Mary Mackrain or a Devereu... More

July 2024

DECA Clinical Virtual Training
July 25, 2024
Webinar

In this live, 120-minute virtual training participants will: Describe the development and psychometrics of the DECA-C Learn how to effectively administer and interpret the DECA-C, including analysis and advanced interpretation Gain experience in using the DECA-C as a tool to guide professionals and families in developing strength-based and intentional plans to reduce challenging behavior and increase social and emotional skills in young children * For MDHHS DECA PIHPs/CMHSPs raters this ... More

August 2024

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
August 02, 2024
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA se... More

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
August 05, 2024
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of Eastern and South Central, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service area.&... More

Electronic System Orientation for Administrators
August 05, 2024
Webinar

This 45 minute virtual training is for Community Mental Health administrators who supervise staff or contract staff who work with infants, young children, aged birth to 47 months in a variety of services/programs (Home-based Services, Infant Mental Health, Assessment, etc.) The training will guide administrators in using the web-based application to enter new users, run real-time reports to monitor the completion of DECA ratings, and pre-post outcomes. There will be time for&... More

Electronic System Orientation for Clinicians
August 05, 2024
Webinar

This 45 minute virtual training is for Community Mental Health administrators who supervise staff or contract staff who work with infants, young children, aged birth to 47 months in a variety of services/programs (Home-based Services, Infant Mental Health, Assessment, etc.) The training will guide administrators in using the web-based application to enter new users, run real-time reports to monitor the completion of DECA ratings, and pre-post outcomes. There will be time for&... More

Early On Coordinator Community of Practice - Virtual
August 06, 2024
Webinar

This Early On Coordinator Community of Practice (CoP) will be held virtually.  It is intended to encompass the geographic area of South West and West Michigan, however, you may sign up for any CoP date that best fits your schedule.   This meeting is designed specifically to support ISD-level Early On Coordinators in their unique administrative responsibilities for the implementation of Early On throughout an ISD/RESA service are... More

IDA Practicum-Module 2 Virtual
August 08, 2024
Webinar

IDA Practicum Module 2: Module two is offered in a five hour interactive Zoom training and will focus on the application of knowledge gained in section one of the Module 1 on-line training. It is required to have completed the on-line prerequisite material before registering for Module 2 IDA Practicum.  Once registered for the Practicum participants will receive an email with materials to support this training/module.

In-depth Virtual DECA 0-6
August 27, 2024
Webinar

This more in-depth virtual training is geared to clinicians and practitioners who are new to assessment processes or who want a deeper dive into the theory and application of this tool. In this training participants will: Learn about resilience theory and protective factors central to supporting resilience for infants, toddlers, and children aged 0-6. Learn how to administer, score, and summarize results of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment. Discuss how these results can be used to s... More

September 2024

DECA 0-6 Combined
September 02, 2024
Webinar

In this 180-minute virtual training, participants will: Describe the development and psychometrics of the assessment tools, Learn how to administer and interpret the assessments, including analysis and advanced interpretation, and Gain experience in using the assessments as tools to guide professionals and families in developing strength-based and intentional plans to reduce challenging behavior and increase social and emotional skills in young children effectively and r... More

DECA Booster Training (120-minute Virtual training)
September 06, 2024
Webinar

This is a live, 2 hour virtual training that provides a combined DECA-I/T and DECA Clinical refresher for those implementing one or both of these tools in their day to day practices. Main elements of the tool and new case studies are used to help participants dialogue and reflect to ensure DECA tools are being implemented with fidelity. Participants are required to have been trained in the DECA I/T and/or DECA Clinical by a certified trainer (MI’s Julie Helmer or Mary Mackrain or a Devereu... More

Virtual Parent Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO) Training
September 09, 2024
Webinar

We are offering PICCOLO Interventions on September 10, 2024. We have found it helpful for staff to attend both trainings but it is not mandatory to attend both to use the PICCOLO Assessment. The PICCOLO is a checklist of 29 observable behaviors in 4 domains.  It is reliable, valid, easy to learn and practical to use. The PICCOLO is a tool that can be used to assess strengths, reveal needs, and monitor change.  In this training participants will learn about the 4 domains of the PI... More

Virtual Using the PICCOLO with families to guide interventions and treatment approaches
September 10, 2024
Webinar

There will be a Virtual PICCOLO Training on September 9, 2024. that you can attend to prepare you for this training. This training takes the use of the PICCOLO to that next level as we will discuss how to enhance your use of the PICCOLO with families. Training will include: how to introduce use of the PICCOLO with families ways to process PICCOLO feedback with families developing intervention strategies using PICCOLO results through the Bridging technique using the PICCOLO to evaluate an... More

B-5 Child Find Meeting
September 12, 2024
Webinar

This meeting is designed specifically to support all personnel responsible for Child Find activities whose work includes identifying and evaluating children, birth through age five, with delays and or/disabilities and their families.  This discussion will provide the opportunity to learn from each other about what's happening in Child Find in your area (consider referral numbers, capacity to evaluate and provide services, etc.), what strategies you are using to address personnel shortages, ... More

October 2024

IDA Practicum-Module 2 Virtual
October 15, 2024
Webinar

IDA Practicum Module 2: Module two is offered in a five hour interactive Zoom training and will focus on the application of knowledge gained in section one of the Module 1 on-line training. It is required to have completed the on-line prerequisite material before registering for Module 2 IDA Practicum.  Once registered for the Practicum participants will receive an email with materials to support this training/module.