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WVITMH is committed to building the capacity of professional development to support and meet the social and emotional needs of all children and families.
Reflective supervision is a shared exploration of the parallel process. That is, attention to all of the relationships is important, including the ones between practitioner and supervisor, between practitioner and parent, and between parent and infant/toddler.
Endorsement is a process that supports and recognizes the development of professionals who work with or on behalf of infants and their families.
Each child is born ready to form a strong bond with a primary caregiver, usually a parent. For babies, this is a critical element to survival. Most people realize that a baby depends on an adult to help facilitate every basic physical need - eating, sleeping, and staying clean and dry.
This is why grandfamilies are so important. Research shows that grandparents and other relatives have a special protective role with these children that helps mitigate trauma.