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Kids Priority 1 Website for Election Advocacy

The Michigan Coalition for Children and Families (MCCF has launched a new initiative, Kids Priority 1, to make children and youth THE priority during the 2008 election and the next legislative session and budget cycle. MCCF has developed a website,, containing tips, templates, and tools for voters, candidates, parents, advocates, and children and youth Learn More →

MI-AIMH membership moves to calendar year

MI-AIMH’s membership is growing! In response, we have aligned the membership year with the calendar year—January through December. This will streamline the renewal process, saving MI-AIMH time and money. What does this mean for you?  One-year membership renewals will begin January 1, 2009 and continue through December 31, 2009. In November, all members will receive Learn More →

Call for Proposals for the 2009 Conference

Call for Proposals for the 2009 conference, Healing Relationships: Preventing the Transmission of Intergenerational Trauma (April 26 through April 28, 2009 in Ann Arbor, MI) is now available! The Call for Workshop and Student Poster Presentations are available for download here. Deadline for submissions will be October 15, 2008. 

New RAND Study on Investing in Early Childhood Programs

The RAND Corporation has published a new paper entitled The Economics of Early Childhood: What the Dismal Science Has to Say About Investing in Children, by M. Rebecca Kilburn and Lynn A. Karoly. This paper summarizes recent research findings from the field of economics related to the benefits of investing in early childhood programs. It Learn More →

Borrowing Babies is a Bad Reality

The Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health believes that it is the responsibility of our organization to speak up and convey what the reality of this “social experiment” is for the babies involved. We know that babies have thoughts, feelings, and emotional responses to separations from the people who love them. They also have thoughts, Learn More →

Colina Foundation Gift Funds Translation of Wheels

MI-AIMH has received a gift of $3,000 from the Colina Foundation toward the production of a Spanish translation of MI-AIMH’s Pre-School Stages Wheels. An earlier gift from the Foundation provided funding that enabled MI-AIMH to print the Spanish translation of MI-AIMH’s Baby Stages Wheels. The Colina Foundation, based in Southgate, Michigan, was founded in 1992 Learn More →

Betty Tableman honored with Public Citizen of the Year award

Friends and colleagues gathered at the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference to honor Betty Tableman with the Public Citizen of the Year Award. “Betty is recognized for her outstanding career and leadership in advocating, establishing, and supporting quality programs for infants, toddlers, young children, and their families. One of Learn More →

Deborah Weatherston joins University Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University

Deborah Weatherston, PhD has been invited to join University Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University as a Community Senior Fellow. “Throughout its 150 year history, Michigan State University has been deeply committed to public scholarship, working collaboratively with community partners to address socially significant issues… We cannot achieve this aspect of our mission unless Learn More →

MI-AIMH Endorsement Receives National Award

The Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) has received a national award from The Annapolis Coalition on Behavioral Health Workforce Education for innovative educational practice in the area of Child and Adolescent workforce education. The Annapolis Coalition is a collective endeavor of diverse organizations and individuals committed to improving workforce recruitment, retention, training, and Learn More →

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