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RIAIMH Spring 2019: Community Conversation Series, Session 2

  • 03/25/2019
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Rhode Island College, Alger 110
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  • 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 and LEND students with valid student ID can choose this registration type.

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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!!**


  • 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.

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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