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Statement on the Reversal of
Friday’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has left many of us feeling disgusted, disheartened, and outraged. Access to safe abortion is an essential part of reproductive healthcare, family planning, and overall community and societal wellbeing.
The Alliance advocates for the rights of all child-bearing people, the right to safe and quality health care, women’s rights, and the right to choose. In our efforts to lead with an anti-racist lens to promote equity and advance social justice, it is difficult to find words that capture what this regressive and harmful ruling means for our country, for childbearing people, and for marginalized communities; communities continuously impacted by unjust policies, practices, and laws. In our support of professionals working with pregnant people, infants, and families, we are also struck by the implications that this ruling has on the systems our infant-early childhood mental health professionals work within, on the communities we serve, and on our ability to properly care and advocate for the people we have committed our careers to serving.
Our hearts go out to those who are and will be directly, physically, and emotionally impacted. Our minds continue to commit to work that promotes equity and work that builds healthy and strong communities for our infants. Our hope is that our infant-early childhood mental health workforce stands strong together in supporting our community through this time. Our desire is that our workforce, leaders, and all with any voice to be heard will lead in the restoration and protection of our community's most fundamental human rights.
The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health
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
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
Join BTC for this free conversation
Wednesday, September 28
Brazelton Touchpoints Center:
September 14, 21, 28, 2022
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
Zero to Three, May 2022
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
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.
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