The College of Public Health’s Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Program hosted a 4-day intensive workshop on Mediational Intervention for Sensitizing Caregivers (MISC). The event was co-sponsored by Infants and Young Children of West Central Florida and started on January 14.
Dr. Pnina S. Klein, a clinical and developmental psychologist and professor of education at Bar-Ilan University in Israel led the workshop. The MISC program promotes cognitive functioning and attachment by improving parent/caregiver interactions with infants and young children. Attendees included community professionals, physicians, and COPH students, faculty and staff. Robert Nelson, MD, MS, a joint professor in public health, sponsored a visiting group of physicians from Ecuador who also attended the workshop.
The Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Program is funded by a grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. The program holds seminars throughout the year on cultural competence, family-centered care, and interdisciplinary practice.