April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

As you are likely aware, April is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Michigan. One of the ways that we celebrate that month together is by gathering in Lansing at the State Capitol Building for Prevention Awareness Day on April 19th.  This day includes a rally, procession and planting of a pinwheel garden for support of child Learn More →

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Michigan Family Connections Newsletter

Winter 2016 A newsletter for families of children and youth with special health care needs. Winter 2016_Michigan Family Connections Newsletter Winter 2016

“Building a Workforce Competency-Based Training Program in Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health”

Authors and Alliance/League collaborators, Lynn E. Priddis, Rochelle Matacz & Deborah Weatherston, describe findings conducted in Western Australia that investigated the education and training needs of the Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health workforce and resulted in the licensing of the MI-AIMH Competency Guidelines® and membership in the League/Alliance.   The article appears in the Infant Mental Learn More →

Holly E. Brophy-Herb, PhD, was selected as an Exceptional Master Leader 2015 in Early Childcare!

Holly E. Brophy-Herb, PhD, IMH-E® IV, was selected as an Exceptional Master Leader 2015 in Early Childcare by the  Exchange Leadership Initiative Holly E. Brophy-Herb, PhD, IMH-E® IV, Professor, Michigan State University, and an Associate Editor of the Infant Mental Health Journal, was selected as an “exceptional master leader  in early childcare” by the  Exchange Leadership Initiative (ELI).  ELI undertook the Learn More →

Shifting Mindsets: What About the Baby?

Sheryl Goldberg, MSW, IMH-E®, MI-AIMH’s very own Training Institute Coordinator, shares how Early Attachments: Infant Mental Health Home Visiting answers the question “What about the Baby” at the 2015 Central Michigan University Early Childhood: Shifting Mindsets summit. This video highlights some great talking points that can help you in your conversations with others about infant Learn More →

MI-AIMH Competency Guidelines® and Endorsement® Featured in IMPACT

This March 2105 report from the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut features MI-AIMH’s Competency Guidelines® and Endorsement® .  The article is entitled, “The Infant Mental Health Workforce: Keys to Promoting the Healthy Social and Emotional Development of Children.”  In addition to feeling very proud about our working relationship with leaders from Connecticut, we are very pleased to Learn More →

Brazelton Touchpoints Center Resource Library

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center offers a variety of resources for the infant mental health community, including parents and providers of many disciplines and systems.  Check out the provider/resources library today! http://www.brazeltontouchpoints.org/provider-resources/provider-library/

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 →

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