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.
Apply for an internationally recognized professional Endorsement® that acknowledges your commitment to and expertise in infant and early childhood mental health.
RIAIMH's 20th Anniversary Celebration
Baby's First Years publishes first findings: Monthly cash support to families impacts infant brain activity
Our new study shows that an anti-poverty intervention had a direct impact on children’s brain development. After one year, infants of mothers in low-income households receiving $333 in monthly cash support were more likely to show faster brain activity, in a pattern associated with learning and development at later ages. Read more here.
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Join RIght from the Start, the RI Paid Family Leave Coalition, RI AARP, the Economic Progress Institute, Women's Fund of RI, leading legislators, and parents for a conversation about opportunities to strengthen state policies that help working families care for new babies and seriously ill family members.
State of RI Press Release, March 3, 2022:
The $5.5 million for Early Intervention providers is part of the McKee Administration’s RI Rebounds initiative
State of RI Press Release, October 7, 2021:
News from RIght from the Start:
Urge congress to Think Babies and Act!
A brief on why faces are essentail for babies and FAIMH's initiative to distribute clear face masksto child care proviodes in Florida
A call to action from the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health to address ongoing bias, structural racism and racial violence.
A message from RIAIMH's Executive Director, Susan Dickstein, PhD, IMH-E® and related resources about COVID-19
Join one of our sister Association for Infant Mental Health (AIMHs) for a wonder training put on by the Infant Toddler Mental Coalition of Arizona!!!
Brazelton Touchpoint Center
June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29
2 PM ET / 11 AM PT
Brazelton Touchpoints Center:
Live, interactive webinar series, 6 modules
The training will deepen practices with young children and families, and deeply explore the work with families whose children might have special developmental or relational challenges. It also confers 20 CEUs (and can support IECMH Endorsement application portfolios).Each module will be facilitated in a live, interactive webinar format. The course is followed by six monthly one-hour virtual reflective practice sessions. Attendance is required at live sessions. Sessions are not recorded. Cost: $750.00
FREE PROVIDER COURSE and PARENT AND FAMILIES COURSE offered by the clinicians at Bradley Hospital in partnership with RIAIMH
Versión en español disponible
Zero to Three
Babies Are Born With Unlimited Potential: The story of America’s babies has never been more important.
Compares national and state-by state data on the well-being of infants and toddlers.
Holding the Baby in Mind During Times of War--Sherri Alderman. MD
Turmoil Hurts the Youngest in Lasting Ways--Dipesh Navsaria, MD
RI Alliance & RIAIMH Addressing Suspension and Expulsion in ECE Settings
RIght Start Agenda: 2022 Legislative & Budget Priorities
February 1, 2022
We’re excited to share our 2022 RIght Start Agenda (En Español) a package of legislation and budget priorities to advance state policies for babies, young children, and families in Rhode Island. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many Rhode Island families with young children were struggling. State policy change is needed to make young children’s potential our priority and to lay the foundation needed for children’s success and a strong state economy.
for more info click HERE
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT’s newest Policy Brief Virtual Release
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
This new report includes disaggregated data by race and ethnicity on key indicators of child and family well-being including unemployment rates, family income, poverty, wealth, homeownership, and postsecondary education. The report suggests solutions and actions Rhode Island can take to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities and promote equitable, racially aware, and community-driven policies.
New release from the Alliance for Infant Mental Health:
This guide explores ways to incorporate all aspects of IECMH practice, (knowing, being and doing), in education and training. It serves as a companion to the Competency Guidelines and aims to offer a framework for self-assessment to support the development and delivery of culturally-sensitive, relationship-focused training in IECMH.
Text Messaging Service for
The Greatest 8
Designed to help parents teach their children, ages 0 to 8, skills for a lifetime of mental wellness.
Text greatest8 to 401-297-3020
or sign up online at https://bit.ly/Greatest8
Center on the Developing Child,
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.