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 →

In November 2013 the Urban Institute convened policymakers, practitioners, and researchers to discuss the implications of instability for children’s development as well as what we know, need to learn, and need to do across research, policy, and practice

Concern is growing about the damage that instability can do to children’s healthy development. However, the issue has emerged separately across different domains, with little focus on the pervasive and interconnected nature of the issue or on possible cross-cutting policy solutions. In November 2013 the Urban Institute convened policymakers, practitioners, and researchers to discuss the Learn More →

“Families Today:” Community-Building Among Families

From the NEW YORK TIMES COLUMN: FAMILIES TODAY: COMMUNITY-BUILDING AMONG FAMILIES By: T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., and Joshua Sparrow, M.D.   Q: I’ve seen parents benefit from the exchange of advice on the sidelines at a soccer game, and by volunteering together for a parent-teach association.  But not every parent can participate. How can we Learn More →

Michigan’s Children Voting Resources

Your vote counts! Be the voice of infants, toddlers, and families — speak up by going to vote in the primaries on August 5, 2014! Let’s ensure that the needs of children, youth and families are elevated and prioritized this election season. Let’s drive voter turnout and get more folks to vote with young children Learn More →

Empowering Our Children by Bridging the Word Gap

  Maya Shankar June 25, 2014  07:40 PM EDT   Research shows that during the first years of life, a poor child hears roughly 30 million fewer total words than her more affluent peers. Critically, what she hears has direct consequences for what she learns. Children who experience this drought in heard words have vocabularies Learn More →

Reading aloud to babies really matters to each child’s development!

The American Academy of Pediatrics is asking its members to encourage parents to read to their babies to increase cognitive development and other skills.  Reading = shared pleasure.  Good for early relationship development, child development, and infant mental health! Live link to article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/us/pediatrics-group-to-recommend-reading-aloud-to-children-from-birth.html?smid=nytnow-share&smprod=nytnow

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