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Heidi Maderia 
CT Association for Infant Mental Health 


Thursday, Novembr 15, 2018, 8:30am-4:00pm

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29 School Ground Road
North Branford, CT 06405

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CT-AIMH 2018 Fall Conference

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Keynote Presenter:

Eva Marie Shivers, JD, PhD

Dr. Eva Marie Shivers is the Executive Director of the Indigo Cultural Center, a non-profit action research firm located in Phoenix, AZ.         Dr. Shivers’ work at the Indigo Cultural Center focuses on the developmental niche of early childhood development and education to explore the evolution of frameworks for understanding families’ culturally adaptive responses to poverty, systemic racism, and   historical marginalization.

Please, click here for Dr. Shivers' Bio

Conference Topic:

Promoting Racial Equity And Disrupting Bias:    What Does Infant Mental Health Have To Do With It? 

What role do we have as infant mental health professionals in closing racial disparities and reducing bias? We will come together for important conversations about racial equity and how personal, mindful transformation can translate into effective practice and policy.

Using Infant Mental Health frameworks and Diversity-Informed Tenets as an anchors, we will practice using 3 multiple lenses of personal, interpersonal and systemic approaches in exploring research, effective professional development strategies, professional relationships, and leadership.


  1. Participants will be able to apply findings from research on implicit bias and early childhood to their reflections on their practices and program policies.
  2. Participants will be able to apply elements of various mental health frameworks to their own capacity to enter into conversations about race and equity.
  3. Participants will explore what it means to serve our communities with intention; while promoting exploration of equity within larger systems and institutions.

Anticipated Audience: 

Social workers, early interventionists, home visitors, early child care providers, clinicians, pediatricians, nurses, health professionals, child welfare, etc...

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______________________________________________________ This program has been submitted for Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and we anticipate it  will meet the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal. 

Important Information for Registering:

  • In order for you to take advantage of the CT-AIMH Member Rate to attend the Conference, you must be a CURRENT 2018 CT-AIMH Member (www.ct-aimh.org).
  •  NASW CECs are pending.  
  •  Payment  for the conference must be received on or before Nov. 10, 2018, unless arranged ahead of time with Heidi (heidi.maderia@yale.edu).      
  • Refunds can not be issued after Nov. 1, 2018.



        We are grateful to have the following sponsors for this event: 

Children's Fund of Connecticut, Inc (CFC)


Connecticut Head Start State Collaboration Office (HSSCO)

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Elm City Project LAUNCH (DCF)