In 2023, RIAIMH partnered with various community and state agencies to offer 2 Annual Conference dates. One in the morning and one in the evening.
These conferences build 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 these events, including intended audiences, IMH-related topics, fundraising efforts and links to ongoing initiatives in the State.
August 17, 2023, 9:00a-1:00p, Virtual Half-Day (completed)
October 3, 2023, 6:30-8:30pm Virtual Evening Version
Register Here for the October 3rd Conference!
“The Space in Between”: Cultivating Critical Self-reflection, Connection, and Collaboration for Systems Change.
This year we are pleased to offer 2 versions of the conference: a 4-hour virtual session during the workday, and a 2-hour virtual evening session. The evening session in October is a shorter version of the August 17th half-day conference, and will feature highlights of the content from that day.
This year's conference brings together those who serve babies, young children, and their families, and those within the systems connected to and supporting them. A space is created for critical self-reflection and dialogue about the opportunity to center relationships, reframe narratives, and advance diversity informed, relationship-based, equitable, and anti-racist infant mental health practice, and systems change. The conference includes an interactive keynote and a guided process for activities including critical self-reflection and dialogue, and individual planning.
2023 Keynote Speaker:
Amittia Parker, PhD, LMSW, MPA, IMHS-E®
Amittia Parker, PhD, LMSW, MPA, IMH-E® Specialist is a researcher, trainer, and mama scholar. She is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University. She provides training
Evening Conference Registration fees:
October - 2 hour Conference:
CEU fee - select/purchase during registration: 2 NASW Continuing Education Units offered depending on date attended ($20), 2 CELP PD contact hours offered (free)
2 IECMH-Competencies® hours offered - noted on Attendance Certificate.