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UM-Flint examines ways to serve the development needs of children

  • February 24th, 2010 By: UM-Flint News

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The University of Michigan-Flint will join with other community agencies to explore better ways to promote the healthy development of infants throughout Genesee County.


On Thursday, February 25, members of the Genesee County Training Collaborative will spend the morning in the UM-Flint Michigan Rooms in University Center learning how a focus on attachment and social/emotional health can benefit a young child as they grow older, and interact within multiple environments and social situations.

The University of Michigan-Flint will join with other community agencies to explore better ways to promote the healthy development of infants throughout Genesee County.

On Thursday, February 25, members of the Genesee County Training Collaborative will spend the morning (8 a.m.-12 p.m.) in the UM-Flint Michigan Rooms in University Center learning how a focus on attachment and social/emotional health can benefit a young child as they grow older, and interact within multiple environments and social situations. Secure attachment is an important foundation to infant mental health, and to the development and success of all children in our community.

“Information will also be presented on how our community can begin to build a framework for future success in meeting the needs of children 0 –5 years,” said Kathleen Woehrle, Ph.D., chair of the UM-Flint Social Work Department. “We are honored to host the conversation in our commitment to community engagement, and a university’s responsibilities to steward knowledge.

Training Collaborative members include: Genesee County Community Mental Health, Department of Human Services, Flint Community Schools, Priority Children, Genesee Intermediate Schools, Mott Children’s Health Center, NASW-MI, Mott Community College, Department of Social Work, University of Michigan-Flint, Social Work Department, 7th Judicial Circuit Court, Family Division.

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