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(Community Advocates for Racial Equity)

the CARING MORE  Book Group

Dates: July July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28

Reading for Next session: 

Session 4 (July 28)

Me and White Supremacy Part 2, pages 171-210

You & White Feminism, White Leaders, Your Friends, Your Family, Your Values, Losing Privilege and Your Commitments

See all Session readings and additional  info here:  CARE Book Group Info.pdf

Participants from both cohorts of the CARE Group

are invited to discuss the book:

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor

by Layla F. Saad 

Wednesdays 8am -10:30am

Summer 2021 Dates: July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28

(Book and Guided Journal were sent to all CARE Group participants in November 2020.)

If you have not already RSVPed and would still like to participate, please email: mbardenriaimh@gmail.com

We hope you will join us this July for FOUR 90 minute sessions

to be facilitated by Rob Jones and Danita Roberts.

Me and White Supremacy: A Guided Journal: The Official Companion to the New York Times Bestselling Book Me and White SupremacyMe and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

"This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too."

Other upcoming events:

RIAIMH's Annual Making Connections Conference

Amplifying Voices: Collective Action Through Small Steps

Key Note Speaker : Dr. Rose Marie Allen

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 9:30a - 3:00p

Learn more and register HERE

Historical Trauma in America series

presented by PACEs Connection's Race & Equity Workgroup 

6 bi monthly sessions July 2021-May 2022

This virtual series examines historical trauma in the United States of America and its impact on American society and  the overall well-being of Americans.  Discussions will make connections between America's history and the current mental health crisis, social determinants of health and the disparities and inequities present in our communities today.

Learn more and register HERE

CARE Group October 2020  - June 2021

RIAIMH offered this 8 session series  October 2020 - June 2021.

We hope to be able to offer this program again to RIAIMH members in the future. 




Session 4 

Session 5 &6

Session 7

No workbooks for Session 3 & 8


Session 8

Recent News

New AMA policy recognizes racism as a public health threat

American Medical Association 

November 16, 2020

See more Racial Equity and Justice Reources

Conflict is....

About CARE:


Rob Jones, Chief Empowerment Officer, T. Lee Associates


Danita Roberts, Vice-President, RIAIMH Board of Directors

and Healthy Families America Co-Program Manager, Meeting Street

We welcome you on this journey of discovery regarding race and the impact that it has in society, our work, and most importantly our own lives. We are committed to creating a space where we can explore diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism so that we can become anchors within our communities who courageously identify and speak up when challenged with racial injustice. We envision learning together with people across roles, programs, organizations and perspectives within our infant/early childhood community.

Following the Kick-Off, we plan to meet monthly (2 hours/virtual session) for 8 sessions. Due to the large number of interested participants, we have decided to offer 2 CARE groups. eGroups will be assigned at the kick-off.  We will do our best to accommodate everyone's preferences.  Participants will remain with the same group for the duration of the 8 sessions. 

Cohort 1: 3rd Wednesday of the month 9-11am

10/21/20, 11/18/2012/16/201/20/212/17/213/17/214/21/21 and 5/19/21

Cohort 2: 1st Wednesday of the month  9-11am

11/4/20, 12/2/20, 1/6/21, 2/3/21, 3/3/21, 4/7/21, 5/5/21 and 6/2/21

Post Event Evaluation:

Nearly every RIAIMH event has a post evaluation survey. We strive to include our members in many aspects of our Association and asking for their feedback is on the top of the list. Evaluation links are shared through Zoom CHAT at the event.  If you did acess the post evaluation link in the chat, the post email from RIAIMH will include the link again. We encourage all participants to complete the evaluation, however evaluations must be completed by all who wish to receive a NASW CEU credit.

Continuing Education Credits for RIAIMH's CARE Group:

National Association of Social Workers, Rhode Island Chapter-(NASW ) units,  and the Center for Early Learning Professionals (CELP)-contact hours for Rhode Island's Early Childhood Workforce are offered at no cost to participants for each of the (8) 2-hour monthly sessions based on attendance. Total credits available for this program is 16.0 hours

Registration and full attendance is required in order to receive CE units per each session and no partial credit will be offered.

Certificates will be emailed following each session and upon receipt of participants post event evaluation. This certificate lists speakers, title, date, and Infant Mental Health (IMH) Competencies and which can be used  in your IMH Endorsement Application.

Questions? Please email program@riaimh.org

This group is offered at no cost to participants through generous funding from the Behavioral Health Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.

RIAIMH sponsors and supporters:



We are grateful for the continued support from Rhode Island College and Children’s Friend.

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

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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