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  • 03/22/2019 4:30 PM | Sophie O'Connell (Administrator)

    T. Berry Brazelton, MD (1918 – 2018) foresaw the many new challenges facing families today, including the interference of social media and digital technology with family relationships and child development, and their polarizing effects on public debate. Dr. Brazelton was a master of the kind of observation and listening so desperately needed today, and helped generations of parents and professionals around the world to learn to listen to babies, children and to each other.

    Join the Brazelton Touchpoints Center for the Learning to Listen webinar series to celebrate Dr. Brazelton's enduring legacy by learning from other masterful communicators about what children and parents have taught them through the power of listening. Learn more and register.

  • 03/22/2019 10:26 AM | Sophie O'Connell (Administrator)

    The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health had an exciting year with much to celebrate in 2018, including new partnerships and new Alliance member associations. In addition, there are currently more than 2,600 IMH-E endorsed professionals! National and international momentum is building around workforce development on behalf of infants, toddlers and their families. To learn more, read the Alliance's 2018 Annual Report and 2018 Endorsement Totals Report

  • 02/27/2019 7:09 PM | Sophie O'Connell (Administrator)

    This week, ZERO TO THREE released its State of Babies Yearbook: 2019, which compares national and state-by-state data on the well-being of America’s babies to help policymakers and advocates advance policies and budgets that put babies and families first. 

    Babies need good health, strong families, and positive early learning experiences to foster their healthy brain development and help them realize their full potential. The data show that Rhode Island is working effectively in these three developmental domains. Learn more about the state of Rhode Island’s babies.

  • 01/29/2019 11:30 AM | Sophie O'Connell (Administrator)

    Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute has created a scholarship in Deborah Weatherston's name to honor her legacy to their infant mental health training program.

    They have raised nearly $10,000 to date. Their goal is $25,000. Learn more or donate to help train a new generation of infant mental health clinicians and researchers.

    And remember - you can also donate to RIAIMH to support local efforts to advance infant mental health here!


  • 01/03/2019 1:45 PM | Sophie O'Connell (Administrator)

    The World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) recently published a new issue of Perspectives in Infant Mental Health, a quarterly professional publicationThe issue includes an article about safe refuge for immigrant families, a book review related to infant mental health informed intervention, and a two-part article on the development of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health, including a look at the factors that contribute to a strong Infant Mental Health Association. Check out the latest articles.

  • 12/22/2018 2:40 PM | Sophie O'Connell (Administrator)
    RIAIMH is now accepting membership and Endorsement renewals for 2019 - and the deadlines are approaching!


    The deadline to renew your RIAIMH membership for 2019 is December 31, 2018. Members should have received an email with instructions for how to renew. You can also log in to your member profile to complete the renewal process.


    The deadline to renew your RI-IMH-Endorsement is January 31, 2019. Endorsed professionals received information via email about how to renew. You can also refer to the steps outlined on our Endorsement Renewal page. 


  • 12/13/2018 1:12 PM | Sophie O'Connell (Administrator)

    Reflections From the Field: Celebrating 40 Years is a celebration of infant mental health (IMH) and the 40th anniversary of the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH). A compilation of 51 articles were selected from the organization’s newsletter, the Infant Crier, representing the extraordinary contributions that Michigan professionals across disciplines and in a variety of settings have made to the growth of the IMH field. This book captures the art and heart of IMH principles and practice. The language is clear and elegant, appropriate for someone who wants to learn a little bit more, as well as for a university, non-degree or staff training program for IMH practitioners. Authors include Tableman, Trout, Ribaudo, Shea, Baltman, Weatherston, among many others.

    Shop now or read Dr. Deborah Weatherston's review from WAIMH Perspectives in Infant Mental Health.

    Note: Since RIAIMH is a member of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health, RIAIMH members can get special discounts, coupons and offers for Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) published products. Select "MI-AIMH Member" when you add the product to your shopping cart.

  • 11/21/2018 1:11 PM | Sophie O'Connell (Administrator)

    The latest issue of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH)'s Perspectives in Infant Mental Health features part 1 of a 2-part series about the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health. Read part 1, "A Grass Roots Journey for IMH," here. Part 2, "What Makes an Infant Mental Health Association Strong?", will be published online in a future issue of Perspectives. 

  • 11/21/2018 1:05 PM | Sophie O'Connell (Administrator)

    The Fall 2018 edition of The Active Learner, HighScope's Journal for Early Educators, includes an article by Ashley McCormick and Faith Eidson of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health on infant and early childhood mental health, the Competency Guidelines®, and Endorsement® for those in the early care and education fields. Check it out!

  • 11/05/2018 1:23 PM | Sophie O'Connell (Administrator)

    A new study finds that participation in Early Head Start improves key factors shown to prevent child maltreatment. The report—co-authored by researchers from Child Trends, Portland University’s Center for the Improvement of Child and Family Studies, and Boston Children’s Hospital’s Brazelton Touchpoints Center—shows that Early Head Start programs reduce family conflict and parenting stress; support emotionally warm, responsive parenting practices; and promote child cognitive development. By strengthening these four factors, Early Head Start programs reduce the likelihood that a child will become involved in the child welfare system from birth to age 16. Learn more.

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