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Professional Development & learning collaboratives

RIAIMH sponsors many professional development opportunities every year to educate professionals about the latest infant mental health research and policy developments, and help professionals apply evidence-based principles in their practice. 

If you work with pregnant women, infants, young children, or their families—whether they join you in a pediatric or primary care office, classroom, courtroom, or child care center—we encourage you to take advantage of these programs.

Continuing education units are available for many of our workshops and trainings. RIAIMH members qualify for discounted rates at all RIAIMH-sponsored events.

To find upcoming professional development opportunities, see our Calendar

Online training modules

Foundations of Infant and Toddlers Social Emotional Health and Development

During this time of virtual work, we have made our virtual trainings even more available. 

RIAIMH partnered with Bradley Hospital to give our members and other professionals access to online training in infant mental health principles and best practices.

Online courses from CEED (Center for Early Education and Development)

University of Minnesota

Classes aligned with Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health® include: 

Introduction to Infant Mental Health, RIOS 1 and RIOS 2

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To find upcoming professional development opportunities, see our Calendar

Annual Members Meeting

We invite all RIAIMH members to attend our RIAIMH Annual Members Meeting to celebrate all those who care for babies, young children and their families and hear about the work RIAIMH has been doing to help support our amazing Infant & Early Childhood professionals! 

This year our Members meeting will be held in February 2023. 

Celebrating Babies Event

We invite all RIAIMH members and professionals in our community to attend our RIAIMH Annual Celebrating Babies Event in the fall. At this event we come together to Celebrate Babies, celebrate those who care for them and provide a report of our work over the past year.

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Community Conversations about Infant Mental Health

We hold a series of six  "Community Conversations" each year. The Community Conversation series is open to college students and the professional community.  RIAIMH members can attend at no cost.

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Annual Conference

2022 RIAIMH Annual Making Connections Conference

Racial Equity and Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health in RI: The Power of Cultural Routines 

Friday, September 23, 2022 Virtual

Keynote Speakers: Marva L. Lewis, Ph.D, IMH-E® and Deborah J. Weatherston, Ph.D, IMH-E®

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Resources from past trainings

Members can visit our Members page to access presentations and other resources from past trainings.

Other learning opportunities

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Infant-Parent Mental Health Postgraduate Certificate  Program

A two-year, hybrid in-person and remote-learning program, including quarterly intensive three-day weekends in Boston, with remote learning content in between in-person sessions. A part-time learning experience, including approximately 300 learning hours over the course of two years, supports professionals to integrate their learning into their current work settings. This program fulfills the Alliance for Infant Mental Health Training and Reflective Supervision/Consultation requirements for the credential: Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health® as an I/ECMH Specialist (Category III) and the I/ECMH Mentor  (Category IV).  In addition, fellows earn a Postgraduate Certificate in Infant-Parent Mental Health from the University of Massachusetts.

For more info and to download an application visit or contact

Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Professional Development System

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center has collaborated with partners nationwide to establish scalable and sustainable, low-cost, low-tech interventions that propel children’s healthy development and build the internal capacity of – and strengthen the collaborative relationships among – families, parents, caregivers, providers, and communities.

Request for your organization's I/ECMH learning opportunities to be posted here by sending email to

Other professional resources

See our Resources page for additional resources for professionals.

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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