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(Community Advocates for Racial Equity)

We will be offering new COHORTS of the CARE Groups starting in November 2021.  

If you are a RIAIMH member and interested in joining an upcoming CARE Group cohort, please complete this short online application form:    APPLY HERE

COHORT 3  2021-2022

2nd Monday of the Month 9-11am

Dates: 11/8/21, 12/13/21, 1/10/22, 2/14/22, 3/14/22, 4/11/22, 5/9/22, 6/13/22


COHORT 4  2021-2022

4th Tuesday of the Month 9-11am

Dates: 11/23/21, 12/28/21, 1/25/22, 02/22/22, 03/22/22, 04/26/22, 05/24/22, 06/28/22


CARE Workbooks

Other Upcoming events in the I/ECMH Community:

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT’s newest Policy Brief Virtual Release

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Children’s Economic Well-Being in RI

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.

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

About CARE:


Rob Jones, Chief Empowerment Officer, T. Lee Associates

Danita Roberts, President, RIAIMH Board of Directors, and Training and Technical Assistance Specialist with Healthy Families America 

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.

Past events:

the CARING MORE  Book Group

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

Wednesdays 8am -10:30am

FOUR 90 minute sessions facilitated by Rob Jones and Danita Roberts to discuss the book:

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World

and Become a Good Ancestor  by Layla F. Saad 

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

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

CARE Groups October 2020 to June 2021

From October 2020 to June 2021, 2 CARE cohorts met  monthly (2 hours/virtual session) for 8 sessions

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

Dates: 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

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

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

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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

This series is offered to our members with generous support from:


                                                  Behavioral Health Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation

Many thanks to our community partners:



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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