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Ashley McCormick is now MI-AIMH Endorsement® Coordinator!

MI-AIMH is very pleased to officially announce that Ashley McCormick is the MI-AIMH Endorsement® Coordinator. This announcement is long overdue! Ashley formally took over this role earlier this year; her previous title was Workforce Development Specialist. Many of you know Ashley and have been receiving support from her as you navigate your own Endorsement® process. Learn More →

Perspectives in Infant Mental Health Now Available

Check out the latest issue of Perspectives in Infant Mental Health from the World Association for Infant Mental Health.  Perspectives in Infant Mental Health Vol. 23 No. 1 (Spring 2015) Contents President’s Reflections, M. Keren From the Editors, D. Weatherston, H. Fitzgerald, M. Foley, J. Sparrow, A. Huber & A. McLaughlin The World in WAIMH, Learn More →

Latest Kids Count Report: Let’s take a second look at two-gen approaches

The latest Kids Count in Michigan Data Book reports that too many Michigan children are falling further behind as child poverty continues to grow and child abuse and neglect are on the rise. Michigan’s Children President & CEO Matt Gillard and Jane Zehnder-Merrell, Kids Count in Michigan Project Director, talk about investing in two-generation strategies Learn More →

Metro Detroit AIMH Chapter News

March 2015 In this issue: 2015 Board Slate Thank You for Your Continuted Support of MD-AIMH An Acrostic Poem by Carla Barron Read the entire issue here!

Policy Update Affecting the Early Care, Education and Wellbeing of Babies, Young Children and their Families

Policy Update affecting the early care, education and wellbeing of babies, young children and their families.   This policy update  from Washington is extremely helpful to us in our work in Michigan, with infants, toddlers very young children and families.  President Obama’s proposed budget expands early care and education and home visiting programs. Especially heartening is the "two generation approach" for Head Start Learn More →

MI-AIMH Invites you to Subscribe to the World Renowned Infant Mental Health Journal

​MI-AIMH invites you to consider subscribing to the world renowned Infant Mental Health Journal, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the infant mental health field and an international focus through research articles, literature reviews, program descriptions, clinical studies, and book reviews.    For a limited time only, readers can download this one article as a sample of Learn More →

Kudos to Paul Spicer, Ph.D., new editor of the Infant Mental Health Journal. First edition of the 2015 Infant Mental Health Journal hits the stands and it is spectacular!

Kudos! to Paul Spicer, PhD, the new Editor-in-Chief of the Infant Mental Health Journal (IMHJ).  The January – February 2015 issue of the IMHJ has just been published and it is an exceptionally exciting one. Articles include  observational coding systems, follow-up of mother-infant psychoanalytic treatment with a focus on the children, intervention to reduce maternal Learn More →

The loss of our friend, Greg Proulx

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that our friend and colleague, Greg Proulx, passed away on Friday November 21, 2014 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  An obituary can be found at http://demo.piadvance.com/2014/11/dr-gregory-proulx/  And at http://www.bannanfuneralhome.com/index.php/obituaries/19-2014-obituaries/1729-proulx-dr-gregory    Notes of condolence can be sent on the Bannan Funeral Home website. If you Learn More →

Many Young Pregnant Women Need Better Dental Care: Study

From Reuters Health Information By Kathryn Doyle October 06, 2014  Survey data from women of childbearing age in the U.S. show that certain groups of pregnant women aren’t getting appropriate dental care.   Younger pregnant women, as well as non-Hispanic black and Mexican American women, and women with low family income or low education are Learn More →

New Foster Care Policy Takes Infant Attachment Into Account

The Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) today announced a joint policy statement calling for child welfare workers to take into account the importance of infants’ attachment relationships as they make decisions about foster care or permanent homes. “Scientific study has confirmed that secure and stable Learn More →

Sign on to consensus letter supporting investment in early childhood education

Research strongly supports investment in early childhood education.  As policymakers debate investing in quality early childhood education programs, they should note the widespread agreement among researchers about the value of such programs. An extensive body of research in education, developmental psychology, neuroscience, medicine and economics shows that quality early childhood education programs produce better education, Learn More →

What to do about the babies? Ten Questions for Nelson Madela and Martin Luther King

By Joshua Sparrow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA The following is an excerpt from a brief article in the most recent issue of Perspectives.  To read the full piece, go to: http://www.waimh.org/files/Perspectives%20in%20IMH/2014_2-3/Sparrow_Page8_Perspectives_IMH_2-3_2014.pdf "Caught in the crossfire of grownup politics, babies, and children are traumatized, or maimed, or murdered – in Gaza, Syria, a Malaysian jet, in Learn More →

Questions about the Waiver of Provider Qualifications?

Information re: CMHSP staff regarding IMH-E®, Medicaid regulations, and the Waiver of Provider Qualifications   MI-AIMH Endorsement® Requirement All Community Mental Health Services Program (CMHSP) staff, or contract provider staff, delivering home-based services for infants and young children, birth to 47 months, staff providing infant mental health services (B3) for this population, and staff providing Learn More →

MI-AIMH Workshop & Student Poster Submissions!!

MI-AIMH Conference Workshop Proposals Submission Guidelines/Expectations Call for Proposals The 2015 Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) Biennial Conference will  focus on the needs of the “whole child.”   The conference will address the wellbeing of infants, toddlers and their families through an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas about the integration of health, mental health, child welfare, and Learn More →

MI-AIMH Workshop & Student Poster Submissions!!

MI-AIMH Conference Workshop Proposals Submission Guidelines/Expectations Call for Proposals The 2015 Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) Biennial Conference will  focus on the needs of the “whole child.”   The conference will address the wellbeing of infants, toddlers and their families through an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas about the integration of health, mental health, child Learn More →

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