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  • 03/07/2022 7:33 PM | Maryann Lynch (Administrator)

    Navigating Challenging Conversations Workshop Series: Why, What, and How 


    In this three-part webinar workshop series, we will explore how our perspectives and roles may influence our understanding of those of the children, families, and colleagues we work with.


    February 2 - The Why of Challenging Conversations and Making Them Opportunities

    February 9 - The What of Challenging Conversations and What Can Make Them Opportunities

    February 16 - The How of Strengthening Relationships through Challenging Conversations

  • 03/07/2022 7:31 PM | Maryann Lynch (Administrator)

    presented by PACEs Connection's Race & Equity Workgroup 

    Learn more and register HERE

    6 bi monthly sessions July 2021-May 2022

    This virtual series examines historical trauma in the United States of America and its impact on American society and  the overall well-being of Americans.  Discussions will make connections between America's history and the current mental health crisis, social determinants of health and the disparities and inequities present in our communities today.

  • 01/26/2022 7:21 PM | Maryann Lynch (Administrator)

    For more info and to download an application visit www.umb.edu/ipmh or contact iphm@umb.edu

    January 26, 2022; 11am -5:30pm ET - University of Massachusetts - Boston

    Infant-Parent Mental Health Postgraduate Certificate  Program

    Currently accepting applications for the program starting March 2022 and ending in November 2023.  This program fulfills the Alliance for Infant Mental Health Training and Reflective Supervision/Consultation requirements for the credential: Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health® as an I/ECMH Specialist (Category III) and the I/ECMH Mentor  (Category IV).  In addition, fellows earn a Postgraduate Certificate in Infant-Parent Mental Health from the University of Massachusetts.

  • 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.

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