Call for Proposals & Student Posters
MI-AIMH invites proposals for two-hour workshops. Reducing exposure to risks and promoting resilience in the context of relationships are central to long-term well-being. The 2013 Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) Biennial Conference will open a dialogue about promoting resilience across clinical and applied disciplines for infants, young children, and their families. Promoting resilience in our youngest citizens serves as the basis for positive, long-term public health outcomes and community-wide well-being. We invite proposals related to promoting early resilience via the application of infant mental health principles. We welcome proposals that highlight the application of infant mental health principles in multiple disciplines such as social work, early childhood care and education, pediatrics, and child welfare. Workshops may be clinical, applied or empirical and may address any of the following topics: promoting early development and learning, prevention, assessment, intervention, early trauma, addressing challenging behaviors, at-risk families, special needs, cross-cultural practice, research, or policy development. Within these general topic areas, proposals should consider integrative and multidisciplinary approaches to supporting resilience in young children and families.
We also invite students to submit proposals for poster presentations related to studies in the infant-family field.
Deadline: October 29, 2012
See flier for further information and submission details.
Neil Boris, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, and Co-Clinical Director of Early Childhood Support and Services at the Tulane University School of Medicine. He is Associate Editor of the Infant Mental Health Journal.
Vincent J. Felitti, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is co-principal investigator of the internationally recognized Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study.
Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD, is Associate Research Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco and the Early Trauma Treatment Network and a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).
Joy Osofsky, PhD, is a Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Public Health and Head of the Division of Pediatric Mental Health at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. She is editor of Children in a Violent Society, two editions of the Handbook of Infant Development, and co-editor of the four volume WAIMH Handbook of Infant Mental Health.