SAVE THE DATE: Illuminating the Landscape: the 2020 Reflective Supervision Symposium

July 26 – 28 – Montclair, NJ
The New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health and the Alliance for the
Advancement of Infant Mental Health will host the 5th Annual Reflective Supervision
Symposium at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043.

The program will begin at noon on Sunday, July 26th with a Welcome Gathering at the
University Hall building. The top floor venue, which boasts breathtaking views of the
New York City skyline, should provide an inspiring setting for this year’s event. The
three-day Symposium will conclude with our Closing event, wrapping up by 3:00 PM on
Tuesday, July 28th.

For planning purposes, housing choices will include an on-campus option as well as a
local hotel, with transportation provided to the event venue. Free time will be Monday
evening, July 27th. Attendees are encouraged to explore the excellent restaurants in the
quaint town of Montclair or plan individual or group trips to New York City. More
information on the housing and leisure time options will be provided with the registration
packet which will be available by April 1st.

Air travel can be arranged to any of the New York City Airports, but Newark Liberty
International Airport (EWR) is the closest and most convenient. The Amtrak station
most convenient to Montclair is Penn Station, Newark, NJ. There is a New Jersey
Transit train station on Montclair’s University Campus. The University is an easy
twenty-minute Uber or Lyft ride from the airport or Penn train station.
Questions may be directed to Jean Budd, buddn@montclair.edu.

Webinar: Supporting and Promoting Breastfeeding Through Home Visiting and in Early Care

Supporting and Promoting Breastfeeding through Home Visiting and in Early Care 

February 26, 2020, 12:30-2:00 PM

Mobilize with us in changing the landscape for NJ’s expectant parents and infants! Join us for this webinar!

Infant feeding is a complex and important topic for families and communities. Breastfeeding in NJ is getting more visible with new legislation and priorities. Come learn the legal landscape for lactation in New Jersey and the infant brain architecture on which it depends. This session will inform participants on reducing barriers to breastfeeding with an emphasis on health equity and community resources in NJ. Explore sustainable practices to support and inform parents and expectant parents in your professional role with families.  

Presenters:

Jill Wodnick, MA, LCCE, IMH-E® Doula, Community Educator, and Breastfeeding Advocate and

Pamela Taylor, MPH, Program Management Officer at NJ Department of Health, Breastfeeding Advocate, Community Influencer

Recommended for home visitors, infant/toddler specialists and child care educators.

Build your professional development portfolio with these competencies toward the NJ-AIMH Infant Mental Health Endorsement®: 

*Pregnancy, childbirth, and the newborn period.  

*Caregiving practices and caregiving behaviors. 

*Family, parenting and child care issues. 

*Infant and toddler development in all domains: social, emotional, cognitive, language, and physical.

Fees:    Member $15     Non-member  $25

 

Register HERE for the Supporting Breastfeeding Webinar

 

To learn more about infant mental health, reflective supervision, and the competencies and categories of the NJ Infant Mental Health Endorsement® please visit us at www.NJ-AIMH.org.

 

White Paper on Social-Emotional Development from Too Small to Fail

How Young Children’s Learning & Health Benefit from Strong Social-Emotional Development

Very young children rely on parents and caregivers to help them understand our world and to provide them with the experiences and information that help their brains grow. This is true whether a child is learning to read and write, or how to get along with others and manage their feelings.  Too Small to Fail has released a white paper on the benefits that children receive through strong development.

Recommended Article: Inequality Begins at Birth

by Jeff Madrick

Over the past year, the lack of universal pre-kindergarten for American four-year-olds has become a national issue. In 2013, President Obama proposed to fund an ambitious new nationwide pre-kindergarten program through a new cigarette tax. That plan failed to gain support, but Bill de Blasio gave new urgency to the issue when he swept into the New York mayor’s office promising universal pre-K for all city children—which will begin in the fall. Even as these efforts are being made, however, new research is making it increasingly clear that educational disparities start much earlier. Read full article »

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