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A message rom RIAIMH's Executive Director, Susan Dickstein, PhD, IMH-E® about COVID-19:

"In this time of uncertainty and stress related to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), I have been inspired by stories I hear about the power of community and connection even in the face of social distancing. Providers are working to hold space for parents and families in new ways to make sure babies are well cared for. This is vitally important since we know that babies and young children are “emotional sponges” who take their cues from us. So, as providers and parents, we need to make sure we take care of ourselves in order to be most available to take care of our children. We need to breathe, find comforting routines, and reach out so that we don’t feel alone. We need to appreciate small moments of connection. We need to remember that we will get through this together. This is what’s best for babies. RIAIMH will be regularly posting resources, materials and virtual training opportunities on our website. We share this information with you, our Infant and Early Childhood community, in hopes that it will provide support during these challenging times. We encourage you to take advantage of these professional development opportunities and resources."


COVID-19 RELATED RESOURCES   

Faces are Essential

A brief on why  faces are essentail for babies and  FAIMH's initiative to distribute clear face masksto child care proviodes in Florida

Guidelines for beginning and maintaining Reflective Supervision/Consultation Relationship via Distance Technology

Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health

The Brain Architects COVID-19 Special Edition: A Different World

podcast

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

Discusses the COVID-19 pandemic in the context of early childhood development, offers advice to help ensure that adults and the children they care for don't experience the long-term effects of stress, and explains how society can work together to continue to support healthy development.


FAMILIES FIRST: Covid-19 Constituent Service Resource Toolkit

From the office of Congressman David N. Cicilline, to help RI families understand all the benefits that are available to them---and how to access them .


Managing Fears and Anxiety around the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Harvard University Health Services

ZERO to THREETips for Families, Coronavirus: Self-Care, At-Home Play, Talking about Coronavirus with Toddlers....and More

Info from the CDC on Breastfeeding and Pregnancy

"Supporting Young Children Isolated Due to CoronaVirus (COVID-19). Osofsky, PhD, Joy and Howard.  LSU Health.

"COVID-19 Tips for Parents" Dr. Barbara Stroud. YouTube.







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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