We are now accepting proposals for the 2018 Conference!

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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 11-13, 2018 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 ConsultationAttachment Reflective Supervision Trauma Informed Care

Relationship-Focused Therapeutic Practice ● Supporting Parents ● Integrating IMH into Existing Systems ● Screening and Assessment ● Building Capacity within Local Communities

 

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.

 

New for 2018: Based on evaluation feedback from previous year’s conferences, we are encouraging presenters to consider being willing to repeat their workshops. See additional information on next page.

 

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 3, 2017.

 

Submit Proposal toWisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health

Kathie Snitker-Magin, Assistant Executive Director

ksnitker-magin@wiaimh.org

Thank You to our 2017 Conference Sponsors!

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

WI-AIMH is partnering with UW-Extension to offer Continuing Education Units for the Wisconsin Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Conference.

At the conclusion of the Conference, participants will receive a CEU certificate issued by UW-Extension.

Full conference participation will earn 1.6 CEUs. A single day of attendance will earn 0.8 CEUs.

Individuals should check with their credentialing/licensure organization to clarify if attendance at the Conference will meet their respective organization’s continuing education requirements.  WI-AIMH cannot assure acceptance by each attendee’s credentialing organization; any additional fees would be the responsibility of the attendee.

If your accrediting or licensing body requires a separate letter of attendance, please contact Kathie Snitker-Magin (ksnitker-magin@wiaimh.org) , and following the conference we will be happy to provide an individually addressed letter on WI-AIMH letterhead indicating your participation.

Registry Credit

WI-AIMH is working with presenters to list workshop sessions and keynote addresses on the Registry. Individuals who would like Registry credit will be given an opportunity to provide their Registry number at the Conference.