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    • 9 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • William Yates Conference Center, 1000 Center Point Rd, Columbia, SC 29210

    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.  This event is planned in conjunction with SAMHSA's Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. 

    Lunch is included with registration: SCIMHA member $30, Non-Member $50, Student $20

    Professionals from multiple disciplines will explore how connections between very young children and their primary caregivers lay the foundation for a lifetime of social and emotional health. The event will feature a Keynote Address by Drs. Charlie and Paula Zeanah, followed by a panel discussion on the role of state leaders to support the social and emotional health of babies and young children, and two additional afternoon presentations.

    Dr. Charlie Zeanah, Jr. is Executive Director of Tulane Institute for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health and editor of Handbook of Infant Mental Health

    Dr. Paula Zeanah is Research Director of University of Louisiana’s Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning


Annual Home Visiting Summit         March 4-5, 2019       Columbia, SC, University of South Carolina Alumni Center
Please mark your calendars to attend the Home Visiting Summit hosted by Children's Trust. The biennial summit is focused on providing a quality learning, networking, and systems-building opportunity for home visiting and early childhood interventionists in South Carolina. Attendees will gain strategies for strengthening individual programs and services, network with partners and peers in the field, and collaborate to strengthen the system of family-serving programs throughout the state.

2019 SCIMHA Annual Meeting and Conference        May 9, 2019       Columbia, SC
This will be the second Annual Meeting of SCIMHA members. This year's expanded event will feature a morning plenary session and two breakout afternoon opportunities, plus posters from local IECMH-informed service providers. 

Prevent Child Abuse America  National Conference       September 16-18, 2019       Milwaukee, WI
Join colleagues from the prevention, home visiting, research, academic, child welfare, and public policy fields, among others, as we discuss the cutting-edge research, innovative program practices, and impactful public awareness and policy strategies that help move child abuse and neglect prevention upstream.

SCIMHA is a 501(c)3 organization

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