Self-Study Continuing Education Program

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ILTF Self-Study Continuing Education Program

CIMIs who choose to partake in ILTF Self-Study Continuing Education Program will be required to complete a Continuing Education Assessment.

CIMIs are required to fulfill three (3) hours of Continuing Education (CE) per year to maintain their active CIMI status.

Most CE requirements of your profession are eligible for renewal.

If you do not have access to continuing educational programs, the self-study materials offered below is approved by ILTF to fulfill your requirement.

CE hours must be completed in the 12-month period prior to renewal. If you need to complete CE hours for this upcoming renewal, please select from the products below. First-year renewals are exempt from submitting CE hours.

Three (3) CE hours for one-year renewals.

Six (6) CE hours for two-year renewals.

To view a full list of approved reading materials please visit this link or choose from the options below.

Brain-Based Parenting

In this groundbreaking exploration of the brain mechanisms behind healthy caregiving, attachment specialist Daniel A. Hughes and veteran clinical psychologist Jonathan Baylin guide readers through the intricate web of neuronal processes, hormones, and chemicals that drive—and sometimes thwart—our caregiving impulses, uncovering the mysteries of the parental brain. The biggest challenge to parents, Hughes and Baylin explain, is learning how to regulate emotions that arise—feeling them deeply and honestly while staying grounded and aware enough to preserve the parent–child relationship. Stress, which can lead to “blocked” or dysfunctional care, can impede our brain’s inherent caregiving processes and negatively impact our ability to do this. While the parent–child relationship can generate deep empathy and the intense motivation to care for our children, it can also trigger self-defensive feelings rooted in our early attachment relationships, and give rise to “unparental” impulses. Learning to be a “good parent” is contingent upon learning how to manage this stress, understand its brain-based cues, and respond in a way that will set the brain back on track. Hughes and Baylin define five major “systems” of caregiving as they’re linked to the brain, explaining how they operate when parenting is strong and what happens when good parenting is compromised or “blocked.” With this awareness, we learn how to approach kids with renewed playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy, re- regulate our caregiving systems, foster deeper social engagement, and facilitate our children’s development. Brain-Based Parenting brings the science of caregiving to light for the first time. Far from just managing our children’s behavior, we can develop our “parenting brains,” and with a better understanding of the neurobiological roots of our feelings and our own attachment histories, we can transform a fraught parent-child relationship into an open, regulated, and loving one. (273 pages)

Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

What's the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child's brain? What's the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know. In his New York Times bestseller, Dr. John Medina shows us how our brains really work--and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. He shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. "Brain Rules for Baby" bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child's brain develops - and what you can do to optimize it. (294 pages)

How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting

A tour of global practices that will inspire American parents to expand their horizons (and geographical borders) and learn that there’s more than one way to diaper a baby. Mei-Ling Hopgood, a first-time mom from suburban Michigan now living in Buenos Aires was shocked that Argentine parents allow their children to stay up until all hours of the night. Could there really be social and developmental advantages to this custom? Driven by a journalist’s curiosity and a new mother’s desperation for answers, Hopgood embarked on a journey to learn how other cultures approach the challenges all parents face: bedtimes, potty training, feeding, teaching, and more. Observing parents around the globe and interviewing anthropologists, educators, and child-care experts, she discovered a world of new ideas. This intimate and surprising look at the ways other cultures raise children offers parents the option of experimenting with tried and true methods from around the world and shows that there are many ways to be a good parent. (304 pages)

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

The author of "Mindsight" now turns to kids. He shows how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives. Complete with clear explanations and age-appropriate strategies for dealing with struggles. The authors explain the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures, along with advice on how to put this information to work in raising happier, calmer children. (176 pages)

Touch by Tiffany Field

The first sensory input in life comes from the sense of touch while a baby is still in the womb, and touch continues to be the primary means of leaerning about the world throughout infancy, well into childhood. Touch is critical for childrn's growth, development, and health, as well as for adults' physical and mental well-being. Dr. Tiffany Field begins this accessible book with an overview of the sociology and antrhopology of touching and the basic psychophysical properties of touch. Here is a book that affirms the value of touch as the essential medium through which we can communicate and bodn with our babies.

Vital Touch by Sharon Heller

In this probing and insightful book, psychologist Sharon Heller uses evolutionary psychology to examine why social pressures and a desire for self-sufficiency have caused Americans to distance ourselves physically from our children. Our over reliance on infant carriers, strollers, swings, and cribs as parenting substitutes often prevents us from attaining physical closeness with our children, causing increased fussiness in infants and creating conflict for the mothers.

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Baby Massage: The Calming Power of Touch - Heath & Bainbridge

Habits of a Happy Brain

shows you how to retrain your brain to turn on the chemicals that make you happy. Each page offers simple activities that help you understand the roles of your "happy chemicals"--serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphin.  –by Loretta Granziano Bruening

125 Brain Games for Babies

The New Book of Baby and Child Massage

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Three (3) CE hours for one-year renewals; six (6) CE hours for two-year renewals. CE hours must be completed in the 12-month period prior to renewal. If you need to complete CE hours for this upcoming renewal, please select from the products below. First-year renewals are exempt from submitting CE hours.

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CE Hours

3, 6

CE hours

3 CE hours, 6 CE hours

Brain-Based Parenting

Weight1.5 lbs
Dimensions.75 × 6.5 × 9.5 in

Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions.75 × 6 × 9.25 in

How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting

Weight.75 lbs
Dimensions.75 × 5.5 × 8.25 in

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

Weight.5 lbs
Dimensions8 × 5 × .5 in

Baby Massage: The Calming Power of Touch - Heath & Bainbridge

Dimensions7.2 × .3 × 9.2 in

Habits of a Happy Brain

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions8 × 5.8 × .5 in

125 Brain Games for Babies

Weight0.85 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 0.5 in

The New Book of Baby and Child Massage

Weight0.5 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 0.25 in