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    • 03/25/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Rhode Island College, Alger 110
    • 8
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    RIAIMH’s 2019 Community Conversation Series ~ Session 2

    Register here for March 25

    Continuing our conversation on "Integrating Diversity-Informed Infant Mental Health Tenets Into Practice: Starting with Self-Awareness."

    Sessions address two RIAIMH IMH-E® Competency Domains:
    Cultural Competence and Self Awareness.

    Session 2: March 25, 2019 - Elda Dawber

    LGBTQ: Helping Parents Understand and Support Gender Identity and Gender Expression in Their Children

    Key to providing competent medical and social services to families who may at some point find themselves raising an LGBTQ youth is knowledge of a family’s issues and needs as it experiences a child who challenges the male/female binary and explores gender fluidity – often at a very young age. These youngsters must negotiate gender identity and gender expression issues internally, as well as within their own families, schools, and faith communities (among many others). Research has shown poor physical and mental health outcomes in youngsters whose families do not understand and/or support them. This brief lecture and then discussion will focus on providing terminology, resources, research, and information relevant to helping professionals.

    Location: Rhode Island College, Alger Hall 110

    Time:  8:00 am (check-in);   8:30 - 10:30 am (program)

    ** Come early to get a PARKING SPOT and NETWORK!!**

    Cost:

    • Free for Members
    • $25/session for non-Members
    • Free for Rhode Island College / LEND students (show valid student ID at registration table)
    CEUs are an additional $20/session. You can register and pay for CEUs at the door on the day of the event.  (PayPal accepted  )


    Session 1: February 25, 2019 - Laura Mason Zeisler

    Examining and Expanding Our Knowledge of and Practices with Dual Language Learners and Their Families

    Session 3: April 22, 2019 - Linda Katz

    This session will focus on economic security / insecurity and, within this context, will explore issues that are key to the health and well-being of infants, young children, and their families.

    Please note: The 2019 series has 6 sessions. We hope you will be joining us for all six!  Click here to register for Session 3 too.

    With thanks to our community partners and supporters.

                 

    To see all upcoming Professional Development Opportunities, see our Calendar.

    • 04/22/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Rhode Island College, Alger Hall 110
    Register


    RIAIMH’s 2019 Community Conversation Series ~ Session 3

    Register here for April 22, 2019

    Continuing our conversation on "Integrating Diversity-Informed Infant Mental Health Tenets Into Practice: Starting with Self-Awareness."

    Sessions address two RIAIMH IMH-E® Competency Domains:
    Cultural Competence and Self Awareness.

    Session 3: April 22, 2019 - Linda Katz, J.D.

    Understanding Poverty, Economic Security, Work Supports and the Needs of Young Children and their Families

    This session will provide information about what it costs to raise a family in Rhode Island – using the Economic Progress Institute’s Standard of Need—and how federal measures of “poverty” are an insufficient measure of family economic well-being. It will also include an overview of federal and state policies that help families make ends meet, including food assistance, child care assistance, housing subsidies and the Earned Income Tax Credit. We will discuss policy solutions to promoting economic security, including current advocacy efforts in Rhode Island relating to (i) the infant/child care workforce and (ii) improving economic security for families.

    Location: Rhode Island College, Alger Hall 110

    Time: 8 am (check-in); 8:30 - 10:30 am (program)

    Cost:

    • Free for Members
    • $25/session for non-Members
    • Free for Rhode Island College / LEND students (show valid student ID at registration table)
    CEUs are an additional $20/session. You can register and pay for CEUs at the door on the day of the event.  (PayPal accepted  )


    Session 1: February 25, 2019 -  Laura Mason Zeisler, M.Ed.
    Examining and Expanding Our Knowledge of and Practices with Dual Language Learners and Their Families

    Session 2: March 25, 2019 - Elda Dawber
    LGBTQ: Helping Parents Understand and Support Gender Identity and Gender Expression in Their Children

    Please note: The 2019 series has 6 sessions (3 in the spring and 3 in the fall).   We hope you will be joining us for all six!  Coming soon fall CCS dates!

    With thanks to our community partners and supporters.

                  

    To see all upcoming Professional Development Opportunities, see our Calendar.

    • 05/09/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Woodwinds in Branford, CT

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD

    Presentation: The Power of Early Childhood Experiences in Shaping Risks and Resilience

    Cost: $175 – Members , $225 – Non-members

    Experiences of early childhood shape the developing brain by providing a range of social, emotional, motor and cognitive experiences that impact the development and functioning of key neural networks in the infant brain. The major provider of these early experiences are the primary carers. This presentation will discuss the vital importance of supporting and fostering brain development from infancy throughout early childhood by supporting the carers. The importance of designing caregiving strategies and support programs for new parents cannot be underestimated. Dr. Perry’s address will focus on the importance of the relational ‘therapeutic web’ in providing the consistent, predicable and nurturing experiences that buffer stressors and build resilience.

    Learn more and register.

    • 05/13/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Marriott Providence, 1 Orms Street, Providence, RI 02904
    • 109
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    MAY 13, 2019

    RIAIMH'S Annual Conference

    Making Connections: Relationships at the Heart of Trauma-Informed Systems

    8:00-8:30a Check-In and Networking
    8:30-4:30p Presentation
    Light breakfast and buffet lunch provided

    Marriott Providence, 1 Orms Street, Providence, RI

    Registration OPEN for members now!!

    Registration open to the public 4/1/19

    Members: $75, Non-Members: $125, Additional option: $25 CEU

    Click Here to Register


    Speaker:  Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD

    The Ripple Effect: An Integrative Framework for Enhancing Trauma Informed Practice Across Systems

    Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD. is the Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco and the Director of Dissemination and Implementation for Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). She is a member of the board of directors of ZERO TO THREE and has spent the last 26 years conducting research, clinical work, and training in the area of early childhood trauma. She has co-authored over 20 publications on trauma and diversity-informed practice, including the manual for CPP, a randomized trial documenting the efficacy of CPP, the children’s story “Once I Was Very Very Scared,” and the Trinka and Sam story series, which has reached over 200,000 families across the world.  She also has a lifetime mission to bake 1000 pies and a pie in all 50 states.

    Dr. Ghosh Ippen will present a full-day professional development opportunity designed to integrate concepts related to attachment, trauma and culture. The content is aligned with RIAIMH’s infant mental health competency guidelines®.  Together, we work to strengthen trauma-informed and culturally-sensitive practices within all RI’s systems that serve infants, toddlers and families.


    Special lunchtime discussion about Safe & Secure Baby Court

    Thanks to our supporters and partners in the community!! 

                     

    • 05/31/2019
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • William James College | One Wells Ave, Newton, MA
    William James College, in cooperation with McLean Hospital Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education and The North Suffolk Mental Health Association Board of Directors is pleased to present...

    Supports & Challenges in Childhood Development: Individual & Community Resources in a Changing World

    42nd Annual Erich Lindemann Memorial Lecture

    Speakers: Arnold Kerzner, MD; & Gemima St. Louis, PhD
    Moderator: David G. Satin, MD, DLFAPA

    There are always times in human experience that feel especially troubled and threatening. Ours certainly presents problems from the personal level (substance use disorder, discrimination and injustice, socioeconomic inequality) to the world stage (war, oppression, refugee migration, economic aggression). How do children survive and mature in this threatening, depriving, and changing environment? What are their internal and family resources, and those from their natural communities and professionally planned programs? How can planners and clinicians make a positive difference? We present people who have lived and worked through this world to offer perspectives on what is happening and how we can help.

    WHEN: Friday, May 31, 2019 | 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    WHERE:
     William James College | One Wells Ave, Newton, MA
    CREDITS:
     2.5 CE Credits
    FEES: $35 with CE Credits, $0 no CE Credits

    For more Information and to Register click here

Past Professional Development Opportunities

03/11/2019 Advanced Reflective Supervision/Consultation: Building Skills Using the RIOS™ Framework
03/07/2019 Webinar: Partnering With Families of Children Who Are Dual Language Learners
02/25/2019 RIAIMH Spring 2019: Community Conversation Series, Session 1
11/26/2018 Fall 2018: Community Conversation Series, Session 3
10/29/2018 RIAIMH's Celebrating Babies and Annual Meeting Event
10/23/2018 Frontlines of the Opioid Crisis: Innovative Science-Based Solutions
10/22/2018 Fall 2018: Community Conversation Series, Session 2
10/04/2018 Parent-Child Interactive Therapy: An Overview
09/24/2018 Fall 2018: Community Conversation Series, Session 1
09/19/2018 Webinar: Coparenting and Young Children's Mental Health: Implications for Family and Community Partnerships
08/27/2018 The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) Clinical Training
06/28/2018 Webinar: The Science of Childhood Trauma and Family Separation
06/28/2018 Webinar: Supporting Families Affected by Opioids and Other Substances through Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
06/25/2018 Infant Toddler Movement and Brain Development: Understanding the Critical Connection
05/07/2018 Spring 2018: Community Conversation Series, Session 3
05/03/2018 Creating Positive Futures - Resilience Starts in Infancy Lecture
04/02/2018 Spring 2018: Community Conversation Series, Session 2
03/05/2018 Spring 2018: Community Conversation Series, Session 1
11/16/2017 CT-AIMH Fall Conference
11/15/2017 Celebrating Babies - And Those Who Care For Them!
11/15/2017 Community Conversation: Attachment Disruptions
10/11/2017 Community Conversation: Building Secure Relationships

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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