Aim Early Idaho

AimEarlyIdaho believes RELATIONSHIPS MATTER. Our vision is to support systems in Idaho that support relationships for all infants, toddler, young children, family members and providers of services to families.

We also offer IMH Endorsement. The Idaho Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (also known as AimEarlyIdaho) supports a system of care which helps families ensure the social and emotional well being of their infants and young children.

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05/21/2021
PDG Webinar with Sheila Sweeney- 6/1/21 05/17/2021

PDG Webinar with Sheila Sweeney- 6/1/21

FREE offered by the Minnesota Association as a part of its work with the Minnesota Preschool Development Grant. Developed for those who work in and/or support early care and education.

Who's Holding You While You Hold the Children: Self Care + Self Compassion as a provider in care & a provider who cares
Dr. Sheila Sweeney
June 1st, 6:30-7:30pm

The parent-child relationship is crucial to child development because it helps shape the child's sense of self. How adults respond to children's needs and cues impacts how children (a) feel about themselves, (b) learn to handle and express emotions, and (c) how they relate to others. Therefore, understanding one's own ability to be reflective and potential challenges to that ability is crucial.

The experiences of being heard, acknowledged, and validated can help everyone across the early childhood triadic model (professional –>parent-child) on every level of the relationship. We want to think-rethink and work-rework narratives through our time together, ultimately to slow down the experiential process and to be present with every parent-child-self engagement. Just as you help individual children and parents alike begin to confront previously unexamined patterns of stressful experiences and encounters, you will want to consider how this work impacts or triggers your responses or reactions. Exploring these areas can assist in making conscious changes that break potentially harmful patterns during stressful times.

We will explore the power of the pause, the slow down and be present approach and examine independently how each person's stress or triggers may interfere with one's self-care, including self-compassion while providing care.

https://fs17.formsite.com/macmh/v1inxjcvbh/index.html

PDG Webinar with Sheila Sweeney- 6/1/21 View this form on Formsite

PDG Webinar with Carol Siegel- 5/25/21 05/17/2021

PDG Webinar with Carol Siegel- 5/25/21

FREE offered by the Minnesota Association as a part of its work with the Minnesota Preschool Development Grant. Developed for those who work in and/or support early care and education.

The Drama of Working with Young Children
Dr. Carol Siegel
May 25th, 6:30-7:30pm

Providing care for young children can stir up intense reactions in caregiving staff. In fact, research shows that the challenges that some young children have to endure can create stress in their caregivers. This workshop will discuss some of the reasons this work is so hard, present real life examples, and consider ways to handle challenges that occur within ourselves and staff.

https://fs17.formsite.com/macmh/narjlvlomv/index.html

PDG Webinar with Carol Siegel- 5/25/21 View this form on Formsite

PDG Webinar with Anne Gearity- 5/18/21 05/17/2021

PDG Webinar with Anne Gearity- 5/18/21

FREE offered by the Minnesota Association as a part of its work with the Minnesota Preschool Development Grant. Developed for those who work in and/or support early care and education.

Disposition for Kindness: a valuable part of your early childhood toolbox
Dr. Anne Gearity
May 18th, 6:30-7:30pm

All children depend on the kindness of adults to assure them that the world is safe and reliable. Learning is best guided by positive regard— encouraging, applauding, supporting; even hard lessons are best received when adults stay strong and kind. Children who have experienced persistent and even toxic stress or traumatic events need this reassurance even more, not less— especially when their behaviors feel confusing and against social expectations. This workshop will describe our “disposition for kindness”— our mindset that allows us to stay connected to children as we help them learn and thrive.

https://fs17.formsite.com/macmh/vjbetkhujh/index.html

PDG Webinar with Anne Gearity- 5/18/21 View this form on Formsite

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Thinking of all people who find themselves in one of these spots today. 💛🧡💚💙💜❤️

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National Provider Day, also known as National Child Care Provider Day, is annually celebrated on the Friday before Mother's Day. It is a special day set aside to recognize child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere.

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It’s never too late, but earlier is better. #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthMonth. For more information: https://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/deep-dives/mental-health/

05/05/2021

#breakthestigma #mentalhealthawarenessmonth

04/20/2021

Another learning opportunity at no cost!! Check out the website for registration details!!! https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/mhttc-network-coordinating-office/perinatal-mental-health-learning-series

Perinatal Mental Health Learning Series: Strategies and Considerations for Behavioral Health and Health Care Providers is a virtual learning series intended for health and behavioral health providers who work with individuals affected by mental health symptoms during the perinatal period. Expert speakers emphasize increasing awareness and screening methods in perinatal mental health and health care, as well as psychotherapeutic treatment.

Another learning opportunity at no cost!! Check out the website for registration details!!! https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/mhttc-network-coordinating-office/perinatal-mental-health-learning-series

Perinatal Mental Health Learning Series: Strategies and Considerations for Behavioral Health and Health Care Providers is a virtual learning series intended for health and behavioral health providers who work with individuals affected by mental health symptoms during the perinatal period. Expert speakers emphasize increasing awareness and screening methods in perinatal mental health and health care, as well as psychotherapeutic treatment.

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There are IECMH principles that guide all kinds of work with infants, young children & families! We're going to spend the next few weeks sharing some of our core and guiding beliefs! #IECMH #IMH #infantmentalhealth #earlychildhoodmentalhealth #AllianceAIMH #relationshipsmatter

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Lindsey Biggs, LMSW, IMH-E® and Deb Gershune, MS, OTRL write about the complexities that feeding can bring to early relationships and how important it is for infant mental health clinicians to collaborate with other specialists in the early childhood field. Follow the link to read! https://bit.ly/3w1FRhp

Webinars - Promoting Mental Health Iowa 03/25/2021

Webinars - Promoting Mental Health Iowa

http://promotingmentalhealthiowa.org/webinars/

Looking for IMH training?? The Iowa Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health has some EXCELLENT recorded webinars on their website!! Thank you to the Iowa Association for their generosity in sharing these important opportunities to learn more and Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health topics.

Webinars - Promoting Mental Health Iowa  WebinarsChild Development Through an Infant Mental Health Lens Alyssa Caldbeck is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Iowa. Alyssa is a Mental Health Consultant with Iowa Project LAUNCH and Drake University Head Start. Prior to th...

Dr. Dan Siegel - On Ambivalent Attachment 03/11/2021

Dr. Dan Siegel - On Ambivalent Attachment

Dr. Dan Seigel's short videos on various attachment styles are helpful and quick references for the IECMH workforce. Learn about ambivalent attachment: https://bit.ly/3rBW2iz

Dr. Dan Siegel - On Ambivalent Attachment Dr. Dan Seigel talks about 'Ambivalent Attatchment' in regards to a infant's hunger and his or her mother's reaction and how the infant's mirror neurons neur...

What Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers Need During the Pandemic - MindShift 03/06/2021

What Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers Need During the Pandemic - MindShift

What Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers Need During the Pandemic - MindShift Doctors worry that family stress created by the pandemic may interfere with the brain development of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Supporting parents is key.

Perspective | Our obsession with happiness is making our kids miserable 03/04/2021

Perspective | Our obsession with happiness is making our kids miserable

Interesting and important read. Being emotionally intelligent includes all emotions.

Perspective | Our obsession with happiness is making our kids miserable What if our culture’s incessant demands to be happy are actually making our kids miserable?

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Are you endorsed and also have a desire to be involved in infant early childhood mental health research discussions, projects and or evaluation?! Follow the link to learn more about the opportunities of the Alliance Research Wokrgroup!! https://bit.ly/388Xod3

03/01/2021
02/26/2021

An opportunity to learn!!!

An opportunity to learn!!!

02/26/2021

Excellent learning opportunity offered virtually and FREE!!

Join us for our upcoming webinar on Interventions in Infant Parent Psychotherapy on Thurday, March 25 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ❗️

Presenter Stacy Kilburn will give an overview of IPP, a breakdown of interventions used in IPP, a case vignette for discussion, the role of Reflective Supervision for clinicians in IPP, and a Q & A.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interventions-in-infant-parent-psychotherapy-tickets-142102585659

TTAC Webinar: Make Room for Baby: Perinatal CPP to Repair Trauma and Promote Attachment | MCTAC 02/25/2021

TTAC Webinar: Make Room for Baby: Perinatal CPP to Repair Trauma and Promote Attachment | MCTAC

https://www.ttacny.org/page/events/article/ttac-webinar-make-room-for-baby-perinatal-cpp-to-repair-trauma-and-promote-attachment/

Link to the recorded webinar and slides!!! Check it out!!

TTAC Webinar: Make Room for Baby: Perinatal CPP to Repair Trauma and Promote Attachment | MCTAC TTAC was pleased to present Make Room for Baby: Perinatal CPP to Repair Trauma and Promote Attachment facilitated by Alicia F. Lieberman, Ph.D. on February 23, 2021, 1pm-2:30pm. This workshop provided an overview of and an introduction to the conceptual framework and clinical implementation of Peri...

Will our kids be okay? Parents’ concerns about the pandemic’s effect on children 02/25/2021

Will our kids be okay? Parents’ concerns about the pandemic’s effect on children

https://ceed.umn.edu/will-our-kids-be-okay-parents-concerns-about-the-pandemics-effect-on-children/

Please visit the linked website to read informative posts about the impact of the pandemic on young children and their families!!

Will our kids be okay? Parents’ concerns about the pandemic’s effect on children Alyssa Meuwissen, PhD, tackles some common parental concerns about the lifestyle changes forced by COVID-19. | Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

How to bond with foster kids (according to a foster kid) — Just As Special 02/23/2021

How to bond with foster kids (according to a foster kid) — Just As Special

A former foster child’s perspective!!

How to bond with foster kids (according to a foster kid) — Just As Special As a former foster child and a master of blowing out of homes, I can say that the attachment piece of therapy is perhaps the most important part of making a home successful. Without a secure attachment, children do not feel safe. If a child does not feel safe, they will act out and thus, inevitabl

Understanding, improving Black maternal mental health 02/21/2021

Understanding, improving Black maternal mental health

https://news.ku.edu/2021/02/10/mental-health-services-do-not-consider-strengths-black-mothers-place-undue-blame?fbclid=IwAR1nSNDYJUBRsyWlAISzZwoH0lO5Vj2we0idWsn8QCsgIsyOnISDfYAcev4

Understanding, improving Black maternal mental health A KU scholar argues for taking an Afrocentric perspective to improve mental health care for Black mothers.

How Will You Respond When Your Baby Cries? - Detroit and Ann Arbor Metro Parent 02/17/2021

How Will You Respond When Your Baby Cries? - Detroit and Ann Arbor Metro Parent

How Will You Respond When Your Baby Cries? - Detroit and Ann Arbor Metro Parent Experts in infant mental health explain why a baby's first relationships are so important to life-long psychological well-being.

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While totally exasperating, tantrums and pushing the limits signal a leap in your child’s development. ⁠

💡 Set your limit with as little emotion (and as few words) as possible. The more matter-of-fact you can be, the better. Talk in a low, steady voice and be aware of the nonverbal messages you’re sending with your facial expression and body language. Using a kind and compassionate tone can be calming to your child. (And, it’s also a way to soothe yourself during a stressful time.)⁠

More tips: https://bit.ly/2LwCw7B

Parenting in a pandemic is hard; self-determination theory helps us understand why 02/05/2021

Parenting in a pandemic is hard; self-determination theory helps us understand why

https://ceed.umn.edu/parenting-in-a-pandemic-is-hard-self-determination-theory-helps-us-understand-why/?utm_sq=gmh2hralct&fbclid=IwAR1mweKCmgAiDAtNCgotTiAhCP0306uWGfiJCMKKVF44IDMdHCpFs2jsL7Y&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=alliancefortheadvancementofinfantmentalhealth&utm_content=articles

Parenting in a pandemic is hard; self-determination theory helps us understand why Alyssa Meuwissen reflects on Self-Determination Theory, which has helped her make sense of her experience parenting young children during the COVID-19 pandemic. | Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Online Touchpoints Training -- Begins March 3, 2021! 02/02/2021

Online Touchpoints Training -- Begins March 3, 2021!

Visit the Brazelton Touchpoints Center website to learn more about virtual training available!!

Online Touchpoints Training -- Begins March 3, 2021! Register today! Limited seats available. View this email in your browser Beginning March 3, 2021! Please join us for our next online training on Brazelton Touchpoints, an evidence-based approach to bu

01/29/2021

The series of WAIMH webinars continues with two webinars organized by Professor Hiram Fitzgerald, with the focus on fathers. The first webinar is on Friday February 19th, 2021 and the second Friday 26th February, both at 4:00-5:30pm (EST). #IMH #WAIMH
The webinars are free for WAIMH members. Read more: https://perspectives.waimh.org/2021/01/22/two-webinars-with-the-focus-on-fathers-in-february-2021/

Interoception: Opening Up a New Window to Understand Behavior | The Infant Crier 01/22/2021

Interoception: Opening Up a New Window to Understand Behavior | The Infant Crier

Interoception: Opening Up a New Window to Understand Behavior | The Infant Crier Interoception: Opening Up a New Window to Understand Behavior By Ira Glovinsky, PhD and Kelly Mahler, MS, OTR/L April 13, 2020 These articles, written by Ira Glovinsky, Ph.D., and Kelly Mahler, MS, OTR/L, highlight their collaboration applying interoceptive work to infants and young children. Unders...

01/20/2021
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Did you know that there is a crosswalk between the Endorsement® competencies and the Pyramid Model trainings?! If you have this training experience, fast track your Endorsement® application now by registering with your local IMH association! #IMHEndorsement #ECMHEndorsement #allianceaimh #pyramidmodel

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Repair is less about fixing what is broken and more about getting back on track.

Dr. John Gottman refers to repair attempts as “the secret weapon” of emotionally intelligent couples. What separates stable couples from others is not that their repair attempts are necessarily more skillful or better thought out, but that their repair attempts get through to their partner. Because repair attempts can be difficult to recognize, it's important to listen for them before a conflict conversation is engulfed in negativity.

Are you utilizing repair attempts in your relationship? Take the Gottman Relationship Coach: Dealing with Conflict program to learn how to effectively send and receive repair attempts: http://bit.ly/3iaoR1K

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We are incredibly thankful to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Alliance is committed to "keep moving" our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, efforts and thinking forward in everything that we do. #allianceaimh #MLK

Click HERE to Register for Racialized Trauma and Child Well-Being: Powerful Insights and Practical Tools for Healing on Other, Thu Feb 4, 2021 01/15/2021

Click HERE to Register for Racialized Trauma and Child Well-Being: Powerful Insights and Practical Tools for Healing on Other, Thu Feb 4, 2021

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/nwchildrensfoundation/452028#

Click HERE to Register for Racialized Trauma and Child Well-Being: Powerful Insights and Practical Tools for Healing on Other, Thu Feb 4, 2021 Buy tickets for Racialized Trauma and Child Well-Being: Powerful Insights and Practical Tools for Healing on Other, Thu Feb 4, 2021 - Featuring Resmaa Menakem Trauma therapist, New York Times best-selling author, and leading voice in the conversation on racialized trauma and somatic healing With rem...

Restorative Responses to Adversity and Trauma 01/12/2021

Restorative Responses to Adversity and Trauma

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/restorative-responses-to-adversity-and-trauma-tickets-132083698899

Restorative Responses to Adversity and Trauma This is an advanced restorative practices event, which assumes you have already received introductory professional development in the field.

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Boise, ID
83701

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Idaho Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (also known as AimEarlyIdaho) The Idaho Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization founded in 2009. The purposes of AimEarlyIdaho are to: • Provide support to infants, young children, and their families to develop positive relationships (infant and early childhood mental health); • Promote parent and professional development through education and research related to infant and early childhood mental health; • Facilitate networking, cooperation, and collaboration among those concerned with the optimal development and relationships of children birth through five years of age; • Promote scientifically-based programs of care, intervention, and prevention of mental impairment in infancy and early childhood; and • Support local and state policies that promote family and infant and early childhood mental health. Infant Mental Health is the developing capacity of an infant or young child to: • Experience, express and regulate a full range of both positive and negative emotions • Develop close and secure relationships with others • Actively explore the environment and learn
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