This is very exciting news!!!!
The University of Minnesota's Center for Early Education and Development has been awarded $1 million grant that will be used to establish a center devoted to reflective practice in infant and early childhood mental health. Congratulations!
"A recent study ... suggests that positive father-infant interactions beginning as early as 3 months can impact cognitive abilities at 2 years." http://bit.ly/2...sAEckJ The relationship between father and child has a deep impact on all aspects of children’s healthy functioning. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2rhKou7
Dear PA-AIMH members,
PA-AIMH is part of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health. The Alliance is a global organization that includes those states and countries whose infant mental health associations have licensed the use of the Competency Guidelines® and/or Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health® under their associations’ names.
The mission of the Alliance is to build and sustain... a reflective, skilled, culturally competent, and relationship-based workforce that supports infants, young children and their families. We are thrilled that PA-AIMH is one of 28 IMH associations worldwide committed to the workforce development goals & mission of the Alliance.
The Alliance has recently become social! We hope that you will explore, like & follow the Alliance!
Facebook: Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health
Additionally, we hope that you will subscribe to the Alliance email list by going to the bottom right-hand corner of the website and selecting "sign up." We plan to send monthly announcements, share welcoming of new associations to the Alliance, & more!
Innovative work regarding ACEs coming out of California. The Whole Child Assessment (WCA) is included at the end of the article in English and Spanish- what do you think?
Adverse childhood experiences have been linked to mental illness, social and cognitive deficits and even early death however, those effects are minimized when c...hildren are in nurturing, enriching environments. http://bddy.me/2qJDQE0 Infants and toddlers have the power to cope with adversity. Learn how you can help them unlock their full potential: http://bddy.me/2qJqW97
New research found that high-quality early childhood programs resulted in higher test scores, a lower chance of being held back in a grade and a fewer number of children with special education placements. Those gains lasted up through the fifth grade. Read more about the study:
Great resources all in the same spot!!!
15% of PA children have an ACE score (adverse childhood experience) of at least 2. That's 106,000 children. There are over 140,000 infants born annually in PA. Let's find ways for our communities to engage in promotion, prevention, and intervention strategies to reduce ACE exposures!! We are all in this together, private and public sectors, because it takes a village!!!
Earlier this month, the Northeast IMH Networking group hosted Nikida Allen (NA Allen) from CYS, Ms. Allen, a caseworker with Children & Youth Services and Safe Start Therapeutic Nursery, provided an overview of children and family services and how the agency works with families to ensure protection and well-being of infant/childhood attachment and development within Lehigh County to support children’s mental health.
A child’s brain undergoes an amazing period of development from birth to three—producing more than a million neural connections each second! The foundation for ...this rapid development is built through loving interactions with parents and caretakers like you. http://bddy.me/2pYC69r Learn more about the crucial role you play in building your baby’s brain, get your questions answered, and find fun “brain-building” activities to share with your little one here: http://bddy.me/2pYrs2C