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Foundations of IECMH: Core Principles and Practices

  • 06/06/2024
  • 08/08/2024
  • 4 sessions
  • 06/06/2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 06/27/2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 07/18/2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 08/08/2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Virtual- Multiple Zoom meetings



               Foundations of Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH):

 Core Principles and Practices

Join Us!

RIAIMH is offering a 12-hour training series designed for home and community-based services professionals in the infant and early childhood community who are interested in learning about (or reviewing) core IECMH concepts. In this series, professionals will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the importance of IECMH principles and practice as related to their work.  We will discuss and explore: a) early development and mental health core concepts; b) the critical role of relationships for optimal developmental outcomes; c) the role of culture in relationship building and caregiving practices and d) the power of reflection and self-awareness to support a strong working alliance with families. We use a social justice and cultural humility lens to deepen understanding of our work and to appreciate the critical role of parents, family members, and other key caregivers in the development and ongoing mental health and wellbeing of infants and young children. This includes collaborating with families and honoring their parenting perspective and experiences (Weatherston, 2012).

Facilitated by: Sheila Grant Orphanides, MS, IMH-Endorsed® Faculty

Training and CE/Attendance hours are offered at no cost to participants and is aligned with IMH Competencies® for Endorsement.

Space is limited- register soon!

Two series options are available. Choose one:

Series 1 Dates:  June 6, June 27, July 18, August 8

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Location: Zoom (Virtual)



Series 2 Dates: September 5 & 24

Time: 9:00am-3:30pm

Location: Executive Office of Health and Human Services, 3 West Rd, Cranston, RI


If you have any questions, please reach out to We look forward to learning and growing in community with you! 

This series is supported by funds from RI EOHHS.

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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