Baby TALK Professional Development

July 25-27, 2018 (Chicago IL)
Hosted by El Valor
*3DAY-DFSS/EHS/HS funded programs*

El Valor Guadalupe Reyes Center, 1951 W 19th St., 60608

August 27-30, 2018 (Granite City, IL)

Children's Home & Aid, 2133 Johnson Rd., 62040

August 13-15, 2018 (Chicago IL)
Hosted by Catholic Charities 
*3DAY-DFSS/EHS/HS funded programs*

Catholic Charities-St. Casimir, 2601 West Marquette Rd., 60629

September 18-21, 2018 (Decatur, IL)

Baby TALK, 500 E. Lake Shore Dr., 62521

Baby TALK Professional Development Trainings include small group instruction, presentation, discussion, group activities and visits to program sites.  Participants receive complete Baby TALK Curriculum for use in their own communities.  Participants also receive strategic planning assistance for designing effective programs for their own communities, as well as follow-up technical support.

The intimate training experience allows us at Baby TALK to get well acquainted with our new colleagues who then become an important part of our organization.  Training is just the beginning of our ongoing relationship.

During the four-day training, Baby TALK Faculty share information on Assumptions About Parents, Building a Trustworthy System of Relationships, Baby TALK’s Approach to Families, the complete Baby TALK Curriculum, Personal and Group Encounter Protocols, Building a Community System, and the Baby TALK Critical Concepts. 

Each day of Baby TALK Training examines the critical layers that create Baby TALK’s Trustworthy System of Relationships :
Day 1: Parent/ Child
Day 2: Parent/ Professional
Day 3: Professional / Local Collaborator
Day 4: BT Professional / BT Professional

Participants will spend time exploring the Baby TALK Standards and create a Strategic Plan for implementing the Baby TALK model into their community program. In addition to the complete Baby TALK Curriculum, Training participants will also receive:

  • All Baby TALK publications
  • Program site visits (Decatur only)
  • Lunch and snack provided each day
  • Invitation to enroll in the Baby TALK Professional Association (BTPA)
  • Strategic Planning Session with Baby TALK Faculty 

Training Objectives

Professional Credits you may earn
  • Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs)
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Licensed Social Workers
  • Early Intervention Credits
  • IL Gateways registry approved training contact hours 

Email or call 217.475.2234 with questions regarding trainings and registration.