Wisconsin Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health COnference
Our annual conference features a keynote address and two days of breakout sessions on various topics related to the field of Infant Mental Health, as well as a third day of institutes.
WI-AIMH offers Continuing Education Units for the Wisconsin Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Conference. 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.
WI-AIMH lists 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
SAve the date!
October 7-9, 2019
The Osthoff Resort
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
reflective supervision learning collaborative
The WI-AIMH Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative is a 12-month program comprised of in-person learning sessions and active implementation phases, with built in support throughout the process. It is designed for supervisors within a range of infant/early childhood programs—including, but not limited to:
Birth to 3
Early Care and Education
Child Welfare programs
No previous experience providing reflective supervision is necessary, although it is helpful to have some knowledge and understanding of reflective supervision, including how it differs from other forms of supervision and why it is beneficial to professionals serving infants, young children, and their families.
The learning is team-based and builds from the collective knowledge and experience of the group, with guidance and support from experienced providers and trainers of reflective supervision. The monthly reflective consultation hours that supervisors receive will meet the requirements for reflective supervision for IMH-Endorsement®. In turn, the reflective supervision hours that supervisors provide to their local staff members may prepare staff for their own IMH-Endorsement® application.
Various locations throughout WI
infant mental health-endorsement© (IMH-E©)
Working with our youngest citizens requires specialized training and experience, and IMH Endorsement® ensures professionals have attained a certain level of expertise with very young children and their families. IMH- Endorsement® is relevant for professionals across disciplines including early care and education, prevention and early intervention, home visitors, medical providers, child welfare workers, mental health clinicians, policymakers, researchers and others.
Endorsement® is available to providers and clinicians who work in a range of settings and professional disciplines spanning the continuum of care to children ages 0-3 and their caregivers. Individuals apply for the IMH-Endorsement® specialty that best matches their knowledge, skills and experiences.
Infant Family Associate: Promotion
Infant and Family Specialist: Prevention/Intervention
Infant Mental Health Specialist: Clinical Intervention/Treatment
Infant Mental Health Mentor: Leadership
Endorsement Exams held twice yearly
(categories III and IV)
the pyramid model
Currently, there are 102 sites implementing Pyramid Model programs in 31 agencies/communities throughout Wisconsin.
The Pyramid Model is a multi-leveled system of support to enhance social and emotional competence in infants, toddlers, and young children. It offers evidence based strategies for parents and professionals to support optimal development and prevent challenging behaviors.
infant/early childhood mental health consultation
The first five years of life are a time of unparalleled brain development in young children. Increasingly, the social and emotional needs of infants and young children are recognized as a critical component of school readiness, overall well-being, and lifelong success.
Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) is an effective intervention strategy for building parent/caregiver capacity to support young children’s social and emotional development and to address challenging behaviors in the context of relationships across multiple settings and systems of care. As a result, more and more states and communities are investing in IECMHC.