Infant Mental Health concerns the relationships that infants and young children have with their caregivers, usually their parents. Infant mental health also refers to the capacity to regulate emotions and to explore one’s environment. Promoting these relationships in a culturally sensitive context is the work of professionals from many disciplines including health, human services and education. When these earliest relationships are positive, responsive and predictable the stage is set for successful learning in later development.
When: Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:30-4
Where: The Woodwinds, Branford, CT
Presenter: Mary Claire Heffron, Ph. D.
Clinical Director, Early Childhood Mental Health Program
Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, CA
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If you fit the following requirements:
Post-graduate, practicing health and mental health professionals providing direct clinical, non-supervisory services to infants, toddlers, and families in the home and community, and who are also receiving regular reflective supervision
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Deadline: September 22, 2015 (mandatory letter of intent); October 22, 2015 (proposal due)
*Note: Applicants must be members of CT-AIMH
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When: October 21, 2015 9:30 - 11 AM
Where: Middletown Inn Middletown, CT
Endorsement Registry Meeting to Follow!
Roundtable was hely May 6, 2015
Topic: Infant Mental Health Workforce
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Charlie Slaughter, MHP, RD was awarded the 2015 Jane C. Bourns Award!
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Check out a new article recently released in Mental Health Weekly that highlights the work in Connecticut!
Download the report here to see all of the exciting work of CT-AIMH in the past year
New CHDI IMPACT Publication
CT-AIMH Members are collaborating authors
The Infant Mental Health Workforce: Key to Promoting the Healthy Social and Emotional Development of Children
The Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health (CT-AIMH) is a professional organization that offers expertise in infant and early childhood mental health. We promote and hold a set of Competency Guidelines®, that when they are met, lead to an Endorsement in Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®.
To provide statewide opportunities to enhance knowledge and promote a positive influence on the social emotional health and development of infants, young children and their families/caregivers.
(1) Increase the competency and capacity of the workforce serving infants and young children and their families.
(2) Engage increasingly and visibly in public policy advocacy.
(3) Raise public awareness of the importance of promoting the mental health and wellness of the most vulnerable young children in Connecticut.
Infants and young children and their caregivers deserve support and services that encourage nurturing relationships. By joining CT-AIMH together we can move forward in creating an infant/early childhood mental health system in Connecticut.