Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM MDT
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 12:00 PM MDT

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Dr. Patrice Brown, Program Associate 
CO Association for Infant Mental Health 

Diversity and Equity Considerations in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: 

A Multidisciplinary Learning Collaborative

October 2020 – July 2021
2nd Wednesday of the month
10:00 am – 12:00 pm MT
(Session 1 is organized differently. Please see details below.)

20 Contact Training Hours*

Learning collaborative sessions will occur over Zoom with peer discussions/resource sharing on a digital platform in between sessions

Topics and Facilitators

PLEASE NOTE: Faciliators listed below are confirmed as of September 18, 2020. However, given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 for all of us, topics and faciliators are subject to change.

October*: Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children, and Families, Tenet #1: Self-Awareness Leads to Better Services for Families (Carmen Rosa Noroña, Maria St. John)
*Participants will choose one of two options for this first session:
Option 1: Wed, Oct 14 from 8:30am - 12:30pm MT 
Option 2: Thurs, Oct 15  from 8:30am - 12:30pm MT

November: Equity-Informed Reflective Practice (Kimberly Porter)

December: The Value of Storytelling (Eva Marie Shivers)

January: IECMH Consultation in the Native American Community (Dawna Yazzie)

February: In Development

March: Topic TBD (Paulina Erices)

April: New Research Findings: Use of the cultural practice of the interaction during hair combing as a context for intervention and assessment (Dr. Marva Lewis)

May: HOT TOPIC (Participant-Identified)

June: Activism: Advocacy and Policy Opportunities / Evidence-Informed Decision Making 

July: Graduation

*100% of hours participating in the monthly learning collaborative sessions will count toward the Training requirements or Annual Renewal for the Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health’s Infant / Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement®. (The Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement® will be available statewide in January 2021.)


Event Cost

CoAIMH values the time and expertise of our colleagues of color; therefore every facilitator wil be paid for their time. Thank you for supporting this value! 

  • $270 (CoAIMH Members): Open Now!
    Must have an active CoAIMH Membership at the time of registration.
  • $280 (Alliance Member): Opens August 10!
    Must have an active Infant Mental Health Association membership with an Alliance state at the time of registration. 
  • $295 (General Public): Opens August 10!

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is limited to support a rich discussion.