MI-AIMH Conference Workshop Proposals Submission Guidelines/Expectations
Call for Proposals
The 2015 Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) Biennial Conference will focus on the needs of the “whole child.” The conference will address the wellbeing of infants, toddlers and their families through an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas about the integration of health, mental health, child welfare, and early intervention. Proposals are invited that address the multiple needs of infants and toddlers, particularly children affected by poverty, within the context of their relationships. Proposals are invited that highlight the application of infant mental health principles in multiple disciplines such as social work, early childhood care and education, pediatrics, and child welfare.
Workshops may be clinical, applied or empirical and may address any of the following topics: promoting early development and learning, prevention, assessment, intervention, early trauma, addressing challenging behaviors, at-risk families, special needs, cross-cultural practice, research, or policy development. Within these general topic areas, proposals should consider integrative and multidisciplinary approaches to addressing the wellbeing of young children and families, particularly those affected by poverty. Accepted workshops will be two hours in length.
A limited number of workshop spaces are available. Submissions will be reviewed with attention to the following criteria:
1. Relevance to one or more of the areas of competency identified in the MI-AIMH endorsement materials that lead to culturally sensitive, relationship-based practice promoting infant mental health (IMH).
2. Clarity, organization, originality and innovation.
3. Relevance to the program theme: Caring for the Whole Child: Working Together for the Health and Well-Being of Infants, Toddlers and Their Families.
Terms of Presentation: MI-AIMH will support presentations and provide limited access to audiovisual equipment (projector and screen) and access to logistical assistance through the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE). There is a maximum number of six speakers allowed to present per workshop.
*Workshop presenters are expected to register for the conference at member rates.
For more information and to complete the Workshop Proposal application, please go here.
We also invite students to submit proposals for poster presentations related to studies in the infant-family field. For more information and to complete the Student Poster Presentation application, please go here.
DEADLINE for submitting: November 7, 2014
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