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The Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health works to nurture strong relationships among young children and all the adults who care for them. 

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Become a RIAIMH member today and join a statewide network of like-minded professionals committed to enhancing young children’s social-emotional health and well-being.

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Apply for an internationally recognized professional Endorsement® that acknowledges your commitment to and expertise in infant and early childhood mental health. 

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Perceptions of Endorsement

A year ago, in the summer of 2022, the Endorsement Research Workgroup of the Alliance created a self-report survey for IMH and ECMH endorsees. We wanted to understand the subjective benefits and limitations of Endorsement amongst endorsed professionals by asking them to answer questions on whether and how Endorsement has benefited their knowledge, skills and professional opportunities. Analysis of the data is still underway, but here is what we know so far!

IMH Home Visiting Press Release

The Michigan Model of Infant Mental Health Home Visiting (IMH-HV) has been approved for the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) Program Registry.  Learn more

NICU Caregiver Flip Guide

Any person caring for a medically fragile/preterm or developmentally challenged newborn or very young infant may benefit from using this 7-page stepped flip guide. Learn more

Brown University’s Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute seeks nominations for the inaugural Elizabeth Burke Bryant Hero Award.

The Elizabeth Burke Bryant Hero Award was announced by Brown University’s Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute in the winter of 2022 to honor Elizabeth Burke Bryant’s 28-year tenure as the Executive Director of Rhode Island Kids Count, and her life-long role as a champion of child welfare in Rhode Island and across the United States.

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January 2023 RI KIDS COUNT Issue Brief

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Maternal, Infant, and Young Children's Health in Rhode Island

January 2023

ZERO TO THREE Journal Article

Associations for Infant Mental Health Shaping Today's Workforce to Invest in the Children of Tomorrow


STATE of the BABIES 2022

Babies Are Born With Unlimited Potential

The story of America’s babies has never been more important.

Report: Building Relationships: Framing Early Relational Health

Center for the Study of Social Policy in collaboration with Frameworks Institute

A comprehensive framing strategy to help shift public attention to and understanding about Early Relational Health.

Holding the Baby in Mind During Times of War--Sherri Alderman. MD  

May. 2022

Turmoil Hurts the Youngest in Lasting Ways--Dipesh Navsaria, MD

May. 2022


Foundations for Infant/Toddler Social Emotional Health and Development

FREE Online Modules

PROVIDER COURSE and PARENT AND FAMILIES COURSE offered by  the clinicians at Bradley Hospital in partnership with RIAIMH

Versión en español disponible

Inaugural Lecture
Thursday, November 9
8-9:30pm eastern

The lecture, "
Repairing Attachment and Healing Early Trauma: Child-Parent Psychotherapy with Young Children and their Families" with Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD and Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD, will describe the relational impact of early trauma and provide clinical vignettes to illustrate the practice of Child-Parent Psychotherapy.

Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD and Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD

More Information to Come

Our partners at StartEarly are offering a FREE 3-part learning experience, Maternal Health Equity and Well-Being Webinar Series.

Watch the recordings and explore resources, to help build skills in supporting people who are pregnant or have recently given birth.

Completion of these online trainings count toward in-service training requirements to earn or renew Endorsement specific to the DEI requirement: 

The Alliance is offering a 3 three-hour training opportunity for IECMH professionals who provide reflective supervision/consultation.

Who can attend: Endorsees and Applicants, many still seeking out RSC training for renewal requirements and hours for endorsement. 

Friday 11/10/23 9-12pm EST


Tuesday 12/5/23 12-3pm EST


Thursday 12/7/23- 2-5pm EST

The flyer link below has a link to register, but just in case here is another link: 

Training cost: $95.00

Building Relationships in RSC training.pdf

Our partners at StartEarly are offering a

FREE 3-part learning experience, Maternal Health Equity and Well-Being Webinar Series.

Watch the recordings and explore resources, to help build skills in supporting people who are pregnant or have recently given birth.

Completion of these online trainings count toward in-service training requirements to earn or renew Endorsement specific to the DEI requirement:

CT-AIMH is hosting FREE Reflective Supervision/Consultation Training Series

Who should attend: Supervisors who provide or are in training to provide Reflective Supervision to others.

More Information and Registration


October 13 (in-person 9am-3pm),

October 19 (ZOOM 9-12:30),

October 27 (ZOOM 9-12:30) and

November 30 (ZOOM 9-12:30).

Location of day 1: Lyceum, Hartford

Location of days 2-4: ZOOM


15.5 NASW CEC's! (pending)

Hosted by: Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health 

The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative is excited to offer the recorded content from the 2022 virtual training series focused on Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.

Registered participants will have access to all 28 virtual session recordings from May 2022 through June 2024 for $25.00

CEU's and certificates are available!

Register here:

Alliance Training Hub

This site is intended to serve as a curation of trainings that were developed and owned by members of the Alliance.

If you are interested in participating in a training, please feel free to contact the trainer or register with the links provided in the chart. 

Click on this link to bring you to the Alliance Training Hub site. 

Please note: The Alliance does not claim responsibility for content provided in trainings. All trainers have verified that the training is compliant with Alliance standards. If you find the training to be inappropriate or inaccurate, please email the Alliance at

Bradley Hospital Learning Exchange

Mental Health First Aid Courses

Lifespan Bradley Hospital: Mindcast

Bradley Hospital's podcase, Mindcast, answers your questions about children's mental health. Listen to the latest episodes as our experts cover popular parenting topics, including: cyber bullying, what to do if you child is diagnosed with ADHD, instilling gratitude in children, how to help children deal with grief.


ZERO to THREE Resources:

Applying Trauma-Informed Principles to Work with Family Advocates

Do you work with family advocates? Use this new publication from ZERO TO THREE to consider how you support families as they share the powerful, but often painful, stories that can be so effective in promoting policy change.

State-Level Poverty Impacts of the Child Tax Credit in 2021

State-level data is finally available. A new fact sheet from the Columbia University Center on Poverty and Social Policy offers state-specific numbers on the impact of the 2021 Child Tax Credit on child poverty in that year.

Early Education and Child Care Expulsion

A news release from the American Academy of Pediatrics notes alarming data related to expulsion of young children from early childhood settings and offers recommendations to inform policymakers and advocates as well as educators, institutions, pediatricians and families.

Rural Child Care Policy Framework

The Bipartisan Policy Center released a new framework examining the particular child care challenges in rural areas and highlighting innovative solutions and policy recommendations.

May 2023

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook

The annual Factbook charts improvements and declines in the well-being of Rhode Island’s children and families. The Factbook allows us to assess how Rhode Island effectively supports children’s development and where we need to focus increased attention.


March 2023

ZERO TO THREE article shared by Carmen Rosa Norona Carmen Rosa Noroña.

Diversity-Informed Reflective Consultation and Radical Healing: A New Paradigm for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Providers Serving Immigrant Families

June 2021

WHAT PROVIDERS NEED: Strengthening the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Workforce

June 2020

Racial Justice and Equity Resources for the I/ECMH community

Psychiatric Resource Network Programs:
RI MomsPRN and PediPRN Teleconsultation Services

RI MomsPRN and PediPRN empower healthcare providers treating pregnant, postpartum, or pediatric patients in addressing behavioral health concerns. LEARN MORE

Brazelton Touchpoints Center - Research

State of Babies Yearbook 2022 

Zero to Three, May 2022


Check out our Members page to access exclusive resources for members, including training presentation videos and PP slide decks,  a member directory, and a history of past events including titles, speakers, topic and more. 

RIAIMH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  est. 2002

RIAIMH is a founding member of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.


RIAIMH is an affiliate of the World Association for Infant Mental Health.

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