HONESDALE — Wayne County Office of Behavioral & Developmental Programs & Early Intervention hosts an Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Training on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, at the Park Street Complex.  

The training will be provided by Shashi DeHaan (MAS-IFP, IMH-E, CFTP), who currently provides Practice Based Coaching specific to Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports and Reflective Consulting for Early Head Start and Head Start of Clinton, Lycoming, and Montour Counties.

DeHaan will provide attendees with an overview of infant mental health and discuss trauma-sensitive care of young children as well as “Childhood Attachment: A Relational Foundation.”

DeHaan received a Masters of Advanced Studies in Infant Family Practice from Arizona State University. She also worked in Outpatient Behavioral Health as an Infant Mental Health Clinician for nearly three years. Prior to that, DeHaan spent more than 30 years serving young children, youth and families, in prevention services. She is an IMHS endorsed as well as a Certified Family Trauma Professional.

Open to all, the same training will be provided both days with the Friday session running from 10 am to 4 pm and the Saturday session from 9 am to 2 pm. There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be provided. Contact John Nebzydoski at jnebzydoski@waynecountypa.gov or 570-253-9200 to RSVP by May 14 or with any questions.