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Fall 2018: Community Conversation Series, Session 3

  • 11/26/2018
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Rhode Island College, Alger Hall 110


  • Individuals who are scheduled to speak during the Community Conversation Series can register under this type.
  • 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 students with a valid RIC student ID or listed on the LEND student list can register under this registration type.

Registration is closed

We are pleased to announce RIAIMH’s Fall 2018
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

Please join us!!!

Session 3: November 26, 2018
Ana Novais, MA, Executive Director of Health, RI Department of Health

Social Determinants of Health, Infant Mental Health, and Public Health Policy and Programs in RI

This session explores the intersection of public health policy, social determinants of health, and infant mental health.  We will consider social determinants of health as they apply to individuals as well as to groups of people.  We will look at the RI Department of Health policies and programs in support of health for all RI infants, toddlers, and their parents.  And we will consider workforce needs with respect to cultural competence.

Continuing Education Units approved by:
CELP 2.0 contact hours
NASW 2.0 CEUs in Cross-Cultural Practice
NEMSD - 2.0 hours CNEs 

Location of session:  

Rhode Island College, Alger Hall 110 (note new location 2018 fall series)


8:00-8:30 am (Check-in and Welcome)
8:30-10:30 am (Program)


Members = Free
Non-Members = $25/session
Rhode Island College and LEND students* = Free
*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  

Past 2018 Fall Conversation Series Events:
Session 1: September 24, 2018

Susan Dickstein, PhD. 

Exploring the Intersection of Infant Mental Health and Diversity Informed Tenets: An Introduction
Explored how culture (beliefs, values, attitudes, biases, and experiences) powerfully shapes relationships and behaviors related to the promotion of infant mental health. We considered the importance of professional self-awareness for providing culturally-sensitive services.

Session 2: October 222018

Omar Bah, MPA, MA

Refugee Children's Mental Health: Influence of Culture and Trauma
Explored 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. Examined the adjustment challenges of refugees once they settle in the United States with emphasis on past trauma, and new stressors.

With thanks to our Sponsors and Partners


More Professional Development Opportunities coming soon, keep checking back - 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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