What is CTAMF® ?
The Duty to Care training series consists a two day training focusing on helping very young children thrive within the context of military life, and a second follow up one day training that focuses on self-care for the professional. Trainings are presented for multi-disciplinary professionals serving at 22 Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Medical Command installations, and 37 Joint Forces National Guard programs. Civilian professionals who may have Veteran or military families in their caseloads now or in the future are invited to attend.
The first training addresses the needs of infants and toddlers whose families are experiencing complicated deployments, or injury or death of the Service member and the impact of stress on very young children. The second, follow-up training focuses on professional self-care, managing compassion fatigue and enhancing professional well-being.
Who should attend the Duty to Care training series?
You are invited to attend if:
• You received information from your local installation or State Point of Contact.
• You are a military child care, mental health, family support, or health professional working with active duty military families with very young children.
• You are a civilian child care, mental health, health, or family support professional working with active duty Service, National Guard, or Reserve families with very young children.
How do I find out about trainings in my community and register?
Visit our Training Calendar and Registration for times, locations, and benefits of attending the training. If you did not receive information on this training from your local installation or State Point of Contact, please contact email@example.com.
There is no registration fee. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Please register early!
Learn more about CTAMF® and the Duty to Care Training.
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Why were the CTAMF® curriculum and materials developed?
Children and their families are impacted by multiple and extended deployments and many have been impacted by the associated injury and loss related to these deployments. Early experiences matter. The care and resources that parents and other adults provide for infants and toddlers have an enduring effect on their health and development. The goal of CTAMF® is to support professionals in safeguarding early childhood experiences and fostering family resilience.
What is included in the Duty to Care training series?
Presented by ZERO TO THREE and supported by the Department of Defense, two Duty to Care trainings will be available at 22 Military Installations from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, 37 JFSAP working with professionals supporting National Guard and Reserve families, and 6 Military Medical Centers.
“Duty to Care I: Supporting Young Children Through Challenging Times” is a 2-day training addressing the needs of infants and toddlers whose families are experiencing complicated deployments, injury, or death of the Service member. Participants will learn about the core needs of infants and toddlers, the impact of stress and trauma on very young children, ways of fostering resiliency, and methods for collaboration with other professionals.
“Duty to Care II: Honoring the Healer” is a 1-day training focused on meeting the needs of military families and their young children by honoring the needs of the early childhood professional. Participants will learn about self-care, find solutions to manage compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma, improve professional well-being, and explore ways to manage stress.