To best support the mental health and well being of our most vulnerable youngsters, we advocate for connected systems of care in our community. Many local training opportunities are available to help professionals embrace infant mental health promotion and early intervention strategies in their every day work. If your role touches the lives of infants, toddlers and their families—whether they join you in a pediatric or primary care office, classroom, courtroom, or child care center—we encourage you to take advantage of the following programs.
The Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health (RIAiMH) sponsors multiple trainings and workshops each year. These events focus on helping trainees evaluate and address the infant mental health needs of vulnerable families facing environmental stressors such as poverty and homelessness, personal challenges such as maternal depression and trauma histories, and health conditions like prematurity and diagnosed special needs in infants. Remember—RIAIMH members qualify for discounted rates at all sponsored events! (find upcoming trainings and see a list of past offerings)
Community Trainings and Conferences
Many of our community partners offer professional education programs that may be of interest to professionals who work with or care for young children and their families. (find upcoming local and national trainings)