Call for Proposals

Due Date: 11/11/16

Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health (WI-AIMH) promotes the social and emotional well-being of Wisconsin children from birth through age five by supporting families and professionals across disciplines. Our vision is for all Wisconsin infants and young children to reach their fullest potential through nurturing and consistent relationships within the context of family, community, and culture. Our efforts focus on weaving relationship-based infant mental health practices and principles into the everyday activities of all individuals who touch the lives of infants, young children, and their families.

This conference is intended for people who work with or on behalf of young children and their families.   The conference will feature nationally-known speakers, as well presenters from around Wisconsin, sharing information about promoting social and emotional development in everyday activities for infants, young children, and their families, as well as early intervention and treatment strategies.

WI-AIMH is seeking proposals for sessions for the Wisconsin Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Conference. The Conference will be held June 12-14, 2017 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.  Presentations could include information about programs, policies, strategies, resources, or community activities which support the social and emotional well-being of infants and young children, within the context of their relationships, community, and culture.

Suggested Presentation Topics (this is not an exhaustive list; other relevant topics are welcome)

  • Infant/EC Mental Health Consultation
  •  Attachment
  •  Reflective Supervision
  •  Trauma Informed Care
  • Relationship-Focused Therapeutic Practice
  • Supporting Parents
  • Integrating IMH into Existing Systems
  • Screening and Assessment
  • Building Capacity within Local Communities


New for 2017! Intensive Sessions: We will be offering a small number of full and/or half-day intensive sessions. If you would like to be considered as a presenter, please indicate on Page 4.

Selection Criteria:

  • Application to the field of Infant Mental Health
  • Relevance to the audience
  • Respectfulness and cultural sensitivity
  • Clarity of the workshop description and learning objectives
  • Presenter qualifications and experience
  • Originality of the topic


Submissions must be received by Friday, November 11, 2016.

Download the proposal form here.

Submit Proposal to:   Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health

Kathie Snitker-Magin, Community Outreach Coordinator

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