Training & Professional Development


Thom Child and Family Services is committed to providing high quality early intervention services to infants, toddlers, and families across the state. We also work closely with child care professionals and provide training and consultation services to others in the early childhood community.

We feel passionately about the importance of supporting the professional development of our staff. Early Intervention is an intricate blend of disciplines and fields – early childhood development, allied health and nursing, social work, education, home visiting, service coordination, and community-based programming all come together in this family-centered system. To encourage employees to advance their professional development, Thom Child and Family Services has established two specific programs to support staff seeking training opportunities:

  • The Phyllis A. Fazzio Scholarship program – an initiative supported by the Thom Child and Family Services Board of Directors which allows for advanced clinical training, or leadership and management training for experienced employees. Click here to learn more about this exciting opportunity.
  • Thom Academy – a time-limited, tuition reimbursement initiative created by the agency to support ongoing professional development for all employees. Click here to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

Thom Child and Family Services takes great pride in being able to offer high quality professional development opportunities covering a wide range of topics. Training topics vary annually and are grounded in current research, supporting evidence-based practice.

For more information about professional development opportunities through Thom Child and Family Services please contact James Young, Coordinator of Continuing Education and Professional Development (508-655-5222 x139).

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Caring for You While Caring for Others: A Training on Handling Burnout

June 14, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Free to early intervention staff and EEC childcare workers. A free lunch buffet is included with registration. There is a maximum registration of 40 people and registration is required. Please contact Amy Clark (413-783-5500 x116) for more training information.


CEIS 2012 Competencies: N/A


By the end of this presentation, you will understand the definition of burnout, how to notice the common signs of burnout (both physically and emotionally), who experiences burnout, and how to handle it.  Participants will learn who to speak to when experiencing burnout and how to handle these conversations in a professional manner.  Simple self-help activities will be explained to aid you with tackling your burnout and also in preventing future burnout.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe burnout and discuss the common signs of burnout.
  • Identify the appropriate professional resources with whom to communicate and discuss your burnout.
  • Apply self-help activities to aid in, and prevent future, burnout.


Ashley Woodman, Ph.D.


Amy Clark
413-783-5500 x116
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Westwood Restaurant & Pub
94 North Elm St.
Westfield, MA 01085 United States
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