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Maine Association for Infant Mental Health
27TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

MAY 16, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn
Auburn, Maine

Featuring
Olga Trujillo, J. D.

Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Survivor,
Speaker and Consultant


Infant Mental Health - related resources

Mental Health Associations

World Association for Infant Mental Health
http://www.waimh.org/

Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health
http://www.uchsc.edu/coaimh/

Florida Association for Infant Mental Health
http://www.cpeip.fsu.edu/faimh/

Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health
http://www.ilaimh.org/

Indiana Association for Infant Mental Health
http://www.mentalhealthassociation.com/

Kansas Association for Infant Mental Health
http://www.kaimh.org/

Louisiana Infant Mental Health Association
http://www.limha.org/

Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health
http://www.mi-aimh.msu.edu/intro/

Minnesota Association for Infant Mental Health
http://education.umn.edu/ceed/projects/imh/

New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health
no website at this time

Ohio Association for Infant Mental Health
http://www.oaimh.org/

Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health
no website at this time

Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health (Provisional)
no website at this time

Texas Association for Infant Mental Health
no website at this time

Virginia Association for Infant Mental Health
no website at this time

Washington Association for Infant Mental Health
no website at this time

More IMH Resources

  1. Third Quarter 2005 OSEP Policy Documents on the Education of Infants, Toddlers, Children, and Youth with Disabilities: Source: OSEP - December 7, 2005
    OSEP policy documents from July 1, 2005 through September 30, 2005 on the education of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.
  2. State Approaches to Promoting Young Children's Healthy Mental Development: Source: The Commonwealth Fund - December 2, 2005
    A new report from the National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) examines how states are promoting the healthy mental development of children age 3 and under. Based on a survey of Medicaid and maternal, child health, and children's mental health agencies across the nation, State Approaches to Promoting Young Children's Healthy Mental Development looks at critical issues confronting states, from program funding concerns to the availability of qualified mental health providers. The authors also highlight common approaches to addressing these issues, as well as promising new initiatives under way to improve service delivery and financing.
  3. Spending Smarter: A Funding Guide for Policymakers and Advocates to Promote Social and Emotional Health and School Readiness
    Source: National Center for Children in Poverty - Retrieved December 2, 2005
    Child care providers, teachers, and home visitors struggle with the issue of how to help young children who face risks to early school success due to social and emotional challenges. This guide is designed to help policymakers, agency officials, families, and other advocates maximize the impact of existing funding streams to support positive social and emotional development, early intervention, and treatment strategies that can improve school readiness.
  4. The Effects of State Prekindergarten Programs on Young Children's School Readiness in Five States
    Source: NIEER - December 7, 2005
    This NIEER study of high-quality prekindergarten programs in five states reveals significant improvement in children's early language, literacy and mathematical development, improvement far greater than found in a recent national study of the federal Head Start program. The study finds that children attending state-funded pre-k programs in the five states (Michigan, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and West Virginia) gained significantly regardless of ethnic background or economic circumstances.
  5. Failure to Thrive Subject of New AAP Clinical Report
    Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
    Failure to thrive is a common problem in infancy and childhood. A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics entitled, Failure to Thrive as a Manifestation of Child Neglect, says it is most often caused by inadequate nutrition and disturbed social interactions, which contribute to poor weight gain, delayed development and abnormal behavior.
  6. Early Head Start: How Effective Was the Program for 3-Year-Old Children and Their Parents?
    SOURCE: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. — Retrieved December 2, 2005
    This article, published in the November 2005 issue of Developmental Psychology, describes the resutls of a study showing that 3-year-old Early Head Start program children performed better than control children in cognitive and language development, displayed higher emotional engagement of the parent and more sustained attention with play objects, and demonstrated less aggressive behavior. Compared with the control group, Early Head Start parents were more emotionally supportive, provided more language and learning stimulation, read to their children more, and spanked them less. The strongest impacts were for programs that offered a mix of both home-visiting and center-based services and that fully implemented the performance standards early.

Other Resources

The School of Infant Mental Health
http://www.infantmentalhealth.com
The School of Infant Mental Health offers integrated educational and training programmes for professionals working with under-5s

 

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