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Rock-a-bye-baby.....Safe sleep and (peaceful) rest in the early years
Fri. 11 August 2017, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm AEST
Workshop 1: Infant Sleep & Settling - Using an Infant Mental Health Approach
Presented by Cindy Davenport
Founding Director of Safe Sleep Space
This presentation has been developed to inform educators, coordinators and staff employed by education and care services to ensure all those who care for babies are aware of the best practice guidelines to reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy including SIDS and sleeping accidents.
Thsi workshop aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the importance of employing safe sleeping principles in your own practice.
This session will cover:
- How do babies learn?
- Babies Brains and the importance of an infant mental health approach to sleep
- Introduction to Circle of Security; Why babies don’t like to be left alone;
- Utilising concepts of Circle of Security in practice
- Sleep & Settling Strategies to assist with Infant Sleep
- Common Challenges
- Sensitive, attuned parenting
- Working with anxious parents
- Working with Parents in conflict
- Step by step guide to settling,
- Case scenarios and workshop
- Putting concepts into Practice 0-12mths
About Cindy: Cindy is the Founding Director of Safe Sleep Space and also oversees our consultant team. She is a registered midwife, IBCLC and maternal and child health nurse. She is member of the Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) and the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) and has worked in the early parenting field since 1998. Cindy is passionate about the health and wellbeing of families and offers a sensible, response-based approach to help babies and children with sleep problems.
Workshop 2: Safe Sleeping for Education and Child Care Services
Presented by Lorraine Harrison
Health Promotion, Education and Bereavement Support, Red Nose
Each year SIDS and fatal sleep accidents claim the lives of many babies as a result of unsafe sleeping practices that could have been avoided. Therefore choosing how to sleep an infant should be considered a priority within practice guidelines. It is important for childcare services to ensure that children in their care are safe at all times and that service policy and procedures reflect evidence based research.
Safe Sleeping in Infancy (part A) is specifically focused on Infancy (up to 12 months age, part A) and also addresses issues related older babies in a cot and transitioning from cot to bed. Safe sleeping for Toddlers is focused on Cot to bed safety, providing a safe environment, Emergency response and Bereavement Support.
About Lorraine: Lorraine works with Red Nose (previously SIDS and Kids) in Health Promotion, Education and Bereavement Support. Her role involves participation in education and support of Health Professionals, Early Childhood Educators, University students, Paramedics and general community across NSW, QLD and VIC. Red Nose also presents workshops and works in supporting workers and families from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island communities, Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) groups and Family and Community Services (FACS).
Lorraine is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with post graduate qualifications in Nursing Education (Cumberland College) and Emergency Nursing (University of Western Sydney) and has spent 18 years as an Emergency nurse in Clinical Nursing.
These workshops support NQS Quality Areas 2,3,6 & 7.