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SCIMHA Virtual Annual Meeting and Conference 2020

  • 31 Aug 2020
  • 3 Sep 2020
  • 4 sessions
  • 31 Aug 2020, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM (EDT)
  • 1 Sep 2020, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM (EDT)
  • 2 Sep 2020, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM (EDT)
  • 3 Sep 2020, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM (EDT)
  • Virtual
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  • Active SCIMHA Members receive admission discount!
  • Attendance only to the Meeting/Conference. Does not include membership.
  • Attendance at the Annual Meeting is included in the fees of the Reflective Supervision Learning Collaborative. Participants are issued a code from SCIMHA and must register under this registration type.

Registration is closed

9am to 10:30am each day

The South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association (SCIMHA) invites you to join with national experts to examine practices and policies that can better support infant and early childhood mental health in South Carolina.  

$55: SCIMHA Member 




Monday, August 31

9am to 9:30am

Welcome & What’s Happening at SCIMHA

Kerrie Schnake, CEO of SCIMHA will provide a brief overview of the work SCIMHA is doing to promote infant and early childhood mental health in South Carolina.

9:30am to 10:30am

Diagnosis and Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC: 0-5™)  

Dr. Dorinda Williams, Licensed Clinical Social Worker,  Zero to Three 

This session will serve as an overview of DC:0-5™ Diagnosis and classification of mental health and developmental disorders of infancy and early childhood (DC:0-5™) for the purpose of providing a foundational understanding of early childhood mental health disorders and of this revised diagnostic classification system for professionals who work with infants and young children. 

For more information on Zero to Three and DC:0-5, Please Click Here



Tuesday, September 1

9am to 9:45am

Panel Discussion and Q&A with SC Agency Leaders

Director Leach, DSS; Director Rogers, DMH; Director Baker, DHHS

Hear from SC Agency Leaders on their work to support infant and early childhood mental health in our state. 

9:45am to 10:30am

Break Out Sessions - choose one to attend

1.  Endorsement®

Jean Cimino, IMH-E® Infant Mental Health Mentor (Policy) 

This break-out session will provide an overview of  SCIMHA's premier infant and early childhood workforce professional development program, the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement® (IMH-E® / ECMH-E®). The IMH-E® / ECMH-E® is a competencies-based credential that is open to any professional who provides services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-6 years) and their families/caregivers, regardless of scope of practice.  

    2.    Supporting Your Social-Emotional Health During a Crisis 

    Jessica Sharp and Lucie Maguire, SC Program for Infant and Toddler Care

    This training will provide professionals in the field of infant and early childhood mental health with tools to identify the 8 dimensions of well-being.  It will cover the concept of resilience and provide strategies for supporting social-emotional well-being and challenging behaviors that may occur due to stress.

    3.   Diversity Tenets in IECMH 

    The Tenets Initiative offers workshops to help participants link the Tenets to their spheres of practice by reaching new levels of self-understanding, unpacking programmatic and organizational practices, and analyzing policy efforts to effect change. We start by engaging with a central assumption: we cannot do work in diversity, equity and inclusion without beginning with ourselves.   


    Day 3

    Wednesday, September 2

    9am to 10:30am

    Reflective Supervision 

    Dr. Sherry Heller is an applied developmental psychologist and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane University School of Medicine. She has been a fellow in ZERO TO THREE’s Leaders for the 21st Century program and co-edited a book on Reflective Supervision.

    Dr. Heller will discuss how Reflective Supervision can support child and family serving professionals to reduce burnout and promote greater sensitivity to clients. 


    Day 4

    Thursday, September 3

    9am to 10:30am

    Equity from the Inside Out

    Eva Marie Shivers, Indigo Cultural Center

    Dr. Shivers is a nationally recognized researcher on issues related to culture, community, and family and child development. This session will focus on how to create culturally responsive and equitable early childhood systems.

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    1 Carriage Lane, Suite J
    Charleston, SC 29407

    (833) 472-4642


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