Welcome to 2018!  It’s a New Year, and for many of us this means reflecting on the previous year and considering what we hope to attain in the upcoming months.  Let us together, as professionals dedicated to supporting infants, young children and their families, make a commitment to relationship-based practice and the field of Infant Mental Health by prioritizing IMH-Endorsement®!

Whether you’re just learning about Endorsement® or already on your way to earning Endorsement®, or have already earned Endorsement®–but need to renew in 2018 to maintain your Endorsement®– WI-AIMH has several resources available to support your ongoing and continued IMH-E® professional development!

New to IMH-Endorsement®? 

You may want to begin your Endorsement® journey by exploring the content on our web pages.  Our website includes helpful information including “steps to applying” and information on the IMH-E® competencies for each category of Endorsement®.  http://wiaimh.org/Endorsement®

Prefer to watch a webinar? 

Michigan (MI-AIMH) has several webinars for Endorsement® applicants.  They are very well-done—quick and easy to watch, simple and straight-forward, and designed for anyone interested in learning about Endorsement®.

The series for applicants include:

  • What is IMH-Endorsement®? (length 07:03)
  • How to Register? (length 06:16)
  • How to: Re-setting password/Editing Profile (length 03:35)
  • How to complete my Endorsement® application? (length 21:41) Note: this one is password protected, enter “Tableman12” to watch.

Click on the link below to explore these webinars at your leisure!

http://mi-aimh.org/Endorsement®/Endorsement®-training-webinars/applicant/

Prefer to connect with a person? 

We are all about connecting and getting to know our people!  WI-AIMH is available by phone at:  608/442-0360 or email WI-AIMH Director of Integrated Programming Carrie Finkbiner at cfinkbiner@wiaimh.org to answer all of your Endorsement® questions, at any time.

Please don’t hesitate to be in touch!  That’s what we’re here for and we enjoy the process of getting to know our professionals across the state and providing assistance.

Interested in getting IMH-E® support for your team or agency?

WI-AIMH will gladly come out to your program or agency to provide an overview of IMH-Endorsement® as well as additional technical assistance and support to assist your team in completing the application process.   Call or email Carrie at 608/442-0360 or email cfinkbiner@wiaimh.org to discuss and make arrangements.

Applying as a team is a great way to reinforce your agency’s commitment to relationship-based practice and the IMH-E® Competency framework!  This is your year, so form your “Endorsement® team” and step into the process together!

When do I need to submit my completed IMH-E® application? 

WI-AIMH offers four, quarterly IMH-Endorsement® application submittal dates throughout the year; the submittal dates for 2018 occur on the 15th of March, June, September and December.

Plus, PLUS, WI-AIMH Offers “Endorsement® Office Hours” four times a year.  Just call into the conference line, enter the access code and ask your questions!  Endorsement® Office Hours are great way for teams to get their questions answered.  Check out our website for more information on important Endorsement®dates: http://wiaimh.org/endorsement/timelines

So don’t delay; set your Endorsement® goals today and make sure to use the WI-AIMH team to support you along the way!  2018 is our year and WI-AIMH will continue to highlight important aspects of Endorsement® through our monthly newsletter and blog, so please stay tuned.

Coming next month:  What you need to know about renewing IMH-Endorsement®.

WI-AIMH