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MCH Training Program hosts mediational intervention workshop

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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.

Dr. Pnina S. Klein

Dr. Pnina S. Klein


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.

The USF College of Public Health is the parent organization for Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Program.  Its academic home is the Department of Community and Family Health.

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