ECLN - HVT Mothers and Babies, December 13, 14 & 15, 2022

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Daily

The registration period has closed for this event.

Virtual Mothers and Babies intervention training for home visitors, supervisors and managers. Training will consist of a series of 3 live zoom meetings lasting 3.5 hours each. All registrants will be required to complete a 75-minute self-led on line training module prior to training. Each participating program will be asked to register all staff who will implement MB, as well as program managers and supervisors, and trainers, for the virtual training.



Registration open through 12/9/2022 5:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)





For the online pre-course training module for The Mothers and Babies Course Introduction Training:


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  3. Complete the following as enrollment is dependent upon completion of the online training:

- The Mothers and Babies Course Introduction Training


Handouts: Please download and print these handouts as they will be used throughout the training:

Click here for the Agenda

Click here for the Welcome handout

Click here for the Primer handout




More details to follow

About Us



Zoom or Other Online Meeting


Connection instructions are being emailed to confirmed registrants.

To use Zoom you will need one of the following: a Computer (Windows or Apple) with speakers, a microphone, and a webcam.



Michelle Amaya Schmidt is a native New Mexican who grew up in Albuquerque and is passionate about empowering families about their own personal health and wellness. As a mother of two small children, she has had the opportunity to expand her scope of work to include Lactation and Maternal and Infant Health. She served as Adjunct Faculty with UNM Health Exercise and Sports Science Program for 8 years, holds a Bachelor in Criminology and Psychology from the University of New Mexico, and earned her Master's degree in Community Health Education, with Distinction in 2015. Michelle is a veteran and retired from the Army in 2019 after 20 years of service occupying different roles with the New Mexico National Guard’s Medical Detachment. She has worked as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and Lactation Educator at UNM Hospital supporting new moms with their breastfeeding goals by providing support and resources during their stay at the hospital. Her specialty areas include Lactation, Maternal and Infant Health, suicide prevention, resilience, and emotional health and wellness. She is also a trained birth doula, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer, Master Resilience Trainer, and a Certified Lactation Counselor. 


Rachel Morsbach, M.A. Ed., IMH-E, has been a Home Visiting Training and Development Consultant for the University of New Mexico for 2 ½ years. Prior to the position, she served as a manager for an Early Intervention program and has worked with New Mexico families for over 10 years. She has extensive experience in early childhood development, and has loved supporting, and serving the families of New Mexico in various capacities. Her passion for Home Visiting has exponentially increased since becoming a consultant, especially with the knowledge she has gained in reflective practice. She has her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, a Masters's degree in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction, and is currently endorsed in Infant Mental Health. Rachel is compassionate in her work and strives to continue to increase her knowledge and understanding of the work she is involved in.

Laura Shattuck is a Training and Developmental Consultant for the UNM-CDD Home Visiting Training Program. She has been working as a consultant for more than three years. Previous to this position, she worked as a home visitor and a home visiting program manager/supervisor for 10 years. Laura was also a bilingual teacher for 5 years. She has licensure in social work, a graduate certification in Maternal Child Health, and an Infant Mental Health Endorsement. She is currently working on a master’s degree in Spanish. Laura loves her profession and is passionate about serving families and children and supporting them to achieve their goals.