RIAIMH partners with various community and state agencies to offer an annual conference that builds on a specific topic of interest, presented by a nationally-known speaker. We use this opportunity to offer research-based information that serves to broaden our thinking and transform our practices. RIAIMH convenes a Conference Planning Committee (members are from the community, RIAIMH Board, and RIAIMH staff) to work together on the specifics of this event, including intended audience, IMH-related topic; and links to ongoing initiatives in the State.
RIAIMH Annual Making Connections Conference & 20th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, September 23, 2022 8:30a-3:30p Virtual
This Conference "Racial Equity and Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health in RI: The Power of Cultural Routines and Reflection" will highlight a keynote address by Dr. Lewis and Dr. Weatherston entitled, “The Power of Cultural Rituals & Routines to Heal Legacies of Intergenerational Historical Trauma and Nurture Joy in Parent-Infant Relationships: Talk, Touch & Listen While Combing Hair!”
The presentation and afternoon session will guide us on a path of reflection, awareness, and learning toward practical application and action.