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Fall 2017 Event: Conversations between Practitioners and Researchers

Conversations between Practitioners and Researchers: Working with Families and Young Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

You’re invited to attend the first in a series of conversations between practitioners and researchers.

Hosted by Massachusetts Association for Infant Mental Health. Speakers will include practitioners, researchers and consumers.

MassAIMH is delighted to bring together the practice and research community to talk about the benefits and challenges of doing practice-informed research and research-informed practice.


  • Kevin Nugent, Ph.D & Ruth Paris, Ph.D & LICSW
  • Carmen Rosa Noroña LCSW, MSEd (practitioner perspective)
  • Jessica Dym Bartlett MSW, Ph.D (researcher perspective)
  • Mother who has participated in home visiting
  • Home visitor

When: Thursday October 12th, 2017
Where: Jewish Family & Children’s Services, 1430 Main Street, Waltham MA
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Now Available: New IECMH Professional Development Resources & Opportunities!

Do You or Your Staff Work with Infants, Young Children and Families?

Would you like to learn more about infant/early childhood mental health (IECMH)and how to support the healthy social-emotional development of the children you serve?

Now Available: New IECMH Professional Development Resources & Opportunities!

​​Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Professional Development Guide

Updated to reflect 2017 Training Activities and the MassAIMH professional development Competency Guidelines

We are very excited to present the 2017 version of the IECMH Professional Development Compendium. It contains 147 trainings offered by 26 agencies for multi-disciplinary professionals working across systems with infants, young children, and their families. Infant and early childhood mental health services promote child and family competence within their socio-cultural context, reduce risk and prevent more serious social-emotional, relational and behavioral challenges, and intervene in functioning that threatens to erode early development and healthy parent-child relationships.

This year’s Compendium guide links the original Early Childhood Mental Health Matters framework of promotion, prevention, intervention, and treatment tiers of supports with the Massachusetts Association for Infant Mental Health (MassAIMH) professional Competency Guidelines. MassAIMH purchased the license to the Michigan (MI-AIMH) competency system and has formed a Competency Task Force that helped develop this year’s Compendium. Next year, with support from the Departments of Early Education and Care and Public Health, we hope to have each training coded by what level of professional Competency it addresses. For this year, only selected training entities have coded their offerings.

For more information, contact Eve Wilder