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Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health

The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health® is a global organization that includes those states and countries whose infant mental health associations have licensed the use of the workforce development tools, Competency Guidelines® and Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health®, under … Continue reading

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Free Seminar: BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES IN NEWPORT–May 18th

BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES IN NEWPORT–May 18th Hear about why prevention and support are so important to  Focus on in the Newport area by Dr. Clyne, DOH Learn about trauma and strategies to engage at-risk families by Sara Kelly-Palmer, Trauma Specialist from Family Services Hear brief presentations from providers currently doing … Continue reading

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Alliance Advantage: Helping States Advance Mental Health

As a part of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health, you’re doing a lot to promote infant mental health across your state. We want to help. If your state IMH Association is a member of the Alliance, your organization & it’s members can get special discounts, coupons and offers for … Continue reading

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Training Opportunities with Children’s Friend Community

Children’s Friend in Providence provides trainings approved by Professional Development Center with Early Care Educators starting in March to June! These trainings, usually occurring on evenings, are open to the community (such as anyone in the early care education field or any stuff) to obtain credit for credentials. Some topics … Continue reading

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STEPS TO RIAIMH ENDORSEMENT (RI-IMH-E ® )

The steps to RIAIMH Endorsement are: Become a member of RIAIMH Review the information on our website about the RIAIMH Infant Mental Health Competencies and Endorsement System ® . Contact the RIAIMH Endorsement Coordinator Lynn DeMerchant,  ldemerchant@ric.edu , with any questions Use the “Getting Started” self study guide Register in … Continue reading

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Stephen Porges PhD 2017 Luminary Lecture Series: March 3, 2017

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RIAIMH Infant Mental Health Endorsement (RI-IMH-E®) Registration Begins March 1, 2017

What is RIAIMH Infant Mental Health Endorsement® for culturally sensitive, relationship-focused practice? An internationally recognized workforce development system that identifies important competency requirements for the infant/family workforce Affirms the specialized education, work experiences, in-service training, and reflective supervision/consultation experiences obtained by each member of the infant/family workforce Informs the individualized … Continue reading

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Reflective Practice Training Webinar Series

Each 1 ½ hour webinar will include several short video clips with opportunities for in-the moment and post-webinar reflection. Participants who complete a post-webinar Reflections Assignment will be provided with a Certificate of Completion for two hours of inservice training per webinar. Each webinar will be offered several times to … Continue reading

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Spring 2017 Community Conversation Series: Promoting Infant Mental Health in Challenging Circumstances: February 21, March 7, April 4: Register Today!

Infants/toddlers are vulnerable to environmental risks. Sustained exposure impacts the architecture of the developing brain associated with adverse developmental consequences. Relationships are the key to understanding impact and possibilities for healthy development. DATES:  Tuesday mornings (8-10am): Feb 21, March 7, April 4, 2017 LOCATION:  Rhode Island College, Alger Hall Room … Continue reading

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Breaking News for Babies: Congress Passes Mental Health Reform for Infants and Toddlers

ZERO TO THREE: BREAKING NEWS FOR BABIES Congress Passes Mental Health Reform Legislation Includes Grants for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Huge news for infant and toddler advocates! Today, Congress passed broad mental health reform legislation, including new grants to promote infant and early childhood mental health! Rolled into … Continue reading

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