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Fall 2018: Community Conversation Series, Session 1

  • 09/24/2018
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Rhode Island College, Alger 110


  • This event is free for RIAIMH members.

    (CEUs are an additional $20/session for all who sign up for them. CEU sign-up and payment are at the door on the day of the event.)
  • This event is $25/Session for Non-Members.

    (CEUs are an additional $20/session for all who sign up for them. CEU sign-up and payment are at the door on the day of the event.)
  • Only Rhode Island College students with valid student ID can choose this registration type.

Registration is closed

We are pleased to announce RIAIMH’s Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
Community Conversation Series

Integrating Diversity-Informed Infant Mental Health Tenets Into Practice: Starting with Self-Awareness

Addresses RIAIMH IMH Competency Domains: 1) Cultural Competence and 2) Self-Awareness

Session 1: September 24, 2018

Susan Dickstein, PhD. 

Exploring the Intersection of Infant Mental Health and Diversity Informed Tenets: An Introduction

We explore how culture (beliefs, values, attitudes, biases, and experiences) powerfully shapes relationships and behaviors related to the promotion of infant mental health. We consider the importance of self-awareness for providing culturally-sensitive services.  

Approved by:
NASW 2.0 CEUs in Cross-Cultural Practice
NEMSD - 2.0 hours CNEs 
CELP 2.0 contact hours

Please note: The full Fall Series has 3 Sessions. We hope you will be joining us for all three. This registration form is for Session 1 only. Session 2 and Session 3 are on October 22 and November 26, 2018. Each Session requires its own registration. Please join us!

Session 2: October 222018

Omar Bah, MPA, MA

Refugee Children's Mental Health: Influence of Culture and Trauma

This session will explore the cultural nuances to mental health access within refugee families -- the vulnerabilities, stigma, and understanding of the American healthcare system, concept of refugee children's mental health, nutrition, stress management, and general approaches to healthcare. We will examine the adjustment challenges of refugees once they settle in the United States with emphasis on past trauma, and new stressors.

CELP approved.  NASW CEUs and CNEs pending approval

Session 3: November 26, 2018

Ana Novais, MA, Executive Director of Health, RI Department of Health

more details to follow soon!  SAVE THE DATE!

CELP approved.  NASW CEUs and CNEs pending approval

Location of all sessions:  

Rhode Island College, Alger Hall 110 (note new location!)


8 am (registration) 

8:30-10:30 (program)


Members = Free
Non-Members = $25/session
Rhode Island College students = pre-day, or day-of registration accepted
*show valid RIC ID at registration table

CEUs are an additional $20/session
*Register and pay for CEUs at the door on the day of the event  

Please join us!!!

With thanks to our Sponsor, the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College. 



To see all upcoming Professional Development Opportunities, see our Calendar

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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