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  • 07/30/2020 10:09 AM | Maureen Barden Lynch (Administrator)

    Watch new RIght from the Start video: Home Visiting is a Lifeline

    "Parenting is hard and families can use extra help nurturing their babies and setting them up for a healthy life. Rhode Island has a strong network of voluntary, evidence-based home visiting prevention programs that help guide parents during these critical early years when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and laying the foundation for future learning, health, and behavior. We need to ensure Medicaid covers these visits to sustain these programs that are proven to help build more strong, healthy families today and save costs over time."

    Learn more at RIght from the Start

  • 07/24/2020 9:36 AM | Maureen Barden Lynch (Administrator)

    New RIght from the Start video calls for "Worthy Wages" for Rhode Island's Early Educators

  • 06/09/2020 9:45 AM | Maureen Barden Lynch (Administrator)

    A Statement from the Alliance for the Advancement for Infant Mental Health

    June 3, 2020

    As part of the global infant/early childhood mental health community, we are committed to deepening conversation and promoting reflection and action to address ongoing bias, structural racism, and racial violence that impacts the health and wellbeing of all our babies and their families. 

    We believe in the power of relationships to raise a collective voice against racism.  We stand in solidarity with communities of color across the nation and the world and commit ourselves to mitigating the chronic trauma that racism has had on generations of children of color, their families, and the infant/early childhood workforce. 

    We hold in mind parents and caregivers of color who are tasked with protecting and creating a safe space for their babies while also managing their own emotions, as we also hold in mind the infant/early childhood mental health workforce of color who strive to hold and comfort families while managing their own emotions.

    We believe that change and healing starts with each one of us. We must intentionally examine the ways we contribute to the continuation or dismantling of racial trauma and structural oppression.

    We must respond with purpose and action.  Our babies can’t wait.

    With hope and love,
    Alliance Staff and Board of Directors

  • 02/27/2020 12:00 PM | Maureen Barden Lynch (Administrator)

    RIght from the Start is meant to raise awareness of and take legislative action to combat the challenges families and educators face during a child's early years.

    RIght from the Start's steering committee includes Beautiful Beginnings, Economic Progress Institute, Latino Policy Institute, Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health, Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT.

    Read Turn to Ten Article here

  • 02/12/2020 12:37 PM | Maureen Barden Lynch (Administrator)

    Six nonprofit organizations , including RIAIMH,  received   grants to support primary and secondary prevention models and high-quality, affordable behavioral health care services across the state. The funding is the first from the Behavioral Health Fund.

    Read the MEDIA RELEASE 

  • 09/09/2019 2:28 PM | Maryann Lynch (Administrator)

    Would you like a PDF to share with  your co-workers and professional community.  Here you go!  CCS_RIAIMH flyer Fall 2019 (1).pdf

    Would you like to register?  Click here to be brought to the RIAIMH event registration page.

  • 05/07/2019 9:23 AM | Anonymous

    Coming to RIAIMH's Annual Conference on May 13? Check out this overview document, which provides more information on Chandra Ghosh Ippen's workshop, including learning objectives, and a detailed agenda for the day. 

  • 04/19/2019 5:23 PM | Anonymous

    Recent changes in immigration policy are presenting new and intense challenges to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families, and the teachers and programs that work with them. Families and programs are experiencing increased trauma due to the immigration climate. With funding from the Irving Harris Foundation, the BUILD Initiative has organized a series of webinars and blogs in partnership with the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) for providers, state policy leaders, and advocates.

    Four webinars will be offered from April through July 2019. The first webinar will be held on April 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM ET. Register here

    Additional information and resources on this topic may be found here.

  • 04/19/2019 5:18 PM | Anonymous

    ZERO TO THREE has developed a new infographic that illustrates the importance of infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH). It can be used as:

    • A handout for stakeholders to refer to when defining IECMH
    • A resource to raise awareness of how IECMH cuts across all service delivery areas
    • A tool for engaging cross-sector leadership groups in discussion about the role each agency/sector plays in promotion of IECMH
    • A handout to support discussions with potential funders on the critical nature of IECMH

    Download the infographic and share it with your networks!

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