Two new reports from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) document impacts of the current immigration context on our nation’s youngest children. On this webinar, the report authors will discuss the study findings, including impacts on young children, their parents, and early childhood educators, and recommendations for stakeholders at all levels to safeguard the wellbeing of children in immigrant families. Learn more and register.
The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health® (Alliance) has announced a new partnership with Prevent Child Abuse America®, the parent organization for Healthy Families America®, with whom the Alliance will work directly. Read the full story here.
The Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health has scheduled its Seventh Annual Todd Ouida Children's Foundation Conference for Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Montclair, NJ. This year's theme is "Mindfulness in Infants, Children and Those Who Care for Them: What the Stress-filled World Needs Now." Learn more and register.
Join the Brazelton Touchpoints Center on Monday, April 23rd for a truly unique and engaging celebration of the life, impact, and 100th birthday of Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, a revolutionary figure in the fields of pediatrics, child development, and family engagement!
The Symposium will feature a lineup of speakers who work on the frontlines of social justice with children and families, and are – in their own ways – carrying forward into the future the guiding principles of Dr. Brazelton’s legacy: ·
The evening will feature a fete to honor Dr. T. Berry Brazelton on his 100th birthday.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the event, as are individual tickets to both the Symposium and the 100th birthday celebration. In the spirit of Berry’s curiosity for learning and knowledge sharing, individuals are also invited to consider becoming a “ticket angel” so that those in service and in training to serve families, and who would otherwise be unable to, can join in the celebration and exchange of ideas and information!
Learn more and register.
The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health has published its 2017 Annual Report. Check it out on the Alliance website.
RIAIMH is seeking applications for a part-time Endorsement® Coordinator! The Endorsement® Coordinator will be responsible for promoting the Competencies and coordinating the process for Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health in RI.
Please see the Job Posting for more details and information on how to apply. Applications will be accepted until 5pm on February 22, 2018.
The next Infant-Parent Training Institute Remembering the “Forgotten Parent:” Lessons from Practice and Research About the Changing Roles and Needs of Fathers of Infants and Young Children. The class will be held on March 16, 2018 at the Jewish Family & Children’s Service Headquarters in Waltham, MA. Can’t attend in person? Participate virtually through a live webinar! Get more information and register.
The University of Massachusetts in Boston offers a unique Infant-Parent Mental Health Postgraduate Certificate Program through its psychology department. Fellows spent 12 interactive intensive 3-day weekends meeting every other month to learn first hand from world luminaries and program faculty as well as each other.
The program prepares professionals from multi-disciplinary backgrounds for certification in infant–family and early childhood mental health specialists. Thenext cohort will begin in March 2018, and the program is still accepting applications on a rolling basis. For more information, and to print an application, please visit www.umb.edu/ipmh
A new issue of Perspectives in Infant Mental Health has been published. Perspectives in Infant Mental Health is the quarterly professional publication of the World Association for Infant Mental Health. This issue, the final one in 2017, is dedicated to the well-being of all babies and families around the world. Check it out!
Public policies create crucial context for children’s development! But what do voters know about the rapid brain development during the first three years that sets the foundation for future health, learning and behavior? To better understand awareness of and attitudes toward emotional development in infants and toddlers, ZERO TO THREE and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation commissioned a national survey of voters, including parents of young children. The resulting report, Public Perceptions of Baby Brain Development: A National Survey of Voters, explores awareness of the topic, voter attitudes and behaviors, and perspectives on policy ideas to support the healthy development of infants and toddlers.
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