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"Celebrating Relationships" - NYS-AIMH IECMH Conference 2022

  • 3 Jun 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • remote on Zoom


  • Group of 5 or more staff from a member organization registering receive additional $20 off
    Early Bird thru May 3rd only
    Choose "invoice later" option and a group invoice will be sent
  • Groups of 5 or more staff from a Non-Member organization registering receive additional $20 off Early Bird thru May 3rd only Choose "invoice later" option and a group invoice will be sent
  • Must attach ID to registration
  • Must attach ID to registration

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The New York State Association for Infant Mental Health (NYS-AIMH) 

presents our first annual, state-wide conference 

for the multidisciplinary early childhood workforce –

Friday, June 3, 2022

9:00 am - 4:30 pm  (on zoom)

Keynote: Victor Bernstein, PhD,* retired professor from the University of Chicago with a career focused on building relationships and the Ordinary Miracles that are created in our everyday work. 

For the afternoon, participants have a choice of four workshops based on work settings:

  • Workshop #1  In Family Homes Panelists will include practitioners working in family homes in a variety of programs, like Healthy Families New York, Nurse Family Partnership, Early Intervention, and child welfare.
  • Workshop #2  With Children in Care Settings Panelists will include practitioners working in Childcare, Pre-K and Kindergarten, Head Start, and CPSE.
  • Workshop #3 Providing Specialty Care Panelists will include practitioners working in Health Care, IECMH Clinicians, Family Court, WIC, and Pediatric medical practice.
  • Workshop #4  Working on Behalf of Children and Families:  Education, Research, and Policy    Panelists will include practitioners working in Higher Education, Research, Policy, and local and regional policy and community development.

Click Here to Register

We heard from Organizations who wanted to send their whole staff to this Conference and have created a special $20 discounted rate for groups of 5 or more. Please have your staff register individually selecting the "member organization with 5 or more staff registering" option and then select "invoice me" instead of "paying with a credit card". A discounted group invoice will be sent to your organization after registration is closed, to pay online or by check.  

*NYS-AIMH Subscribers are not necessarily paid members and must pay the non member registration fee or upgrade to the 1 or 2 year membership level.

Membership in NYS-AIMH is available as an Organization (starting with 5 employees) or as an Individual. Members receive discounts and special access to training all year along with the opportunity to pursue Endorsement® as a  specialist in Infant Mental Health. Go to: www.nysaimh.org/membership to join now and attend for the discounted price. For more information about Endorsement go to: https://www.nysaimh.org/endorsement-steps/

*Victor Bernstein, Ph.D., is a retired lecturer at The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. In addition, he is a consultant, trainer and was co-founder of The Ounce of Prevention Fund (Illinois) Developmental Training and Support Program. His interest in strengthening the parent-child relationship dates from 1969 when he began working with children with autism. In 1979 he received a post-doctoral fellowship in infant social development in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago.  Victor has  conducted research on parent-child interaction -- in families with children from birth through adolescence living in troubled communities. His principal interest is in using observation and inquiry to strengthen relationships in parallel: the trainer-trainee, supervisor-staff, and parent-child relationships in order to improve the developmental outcomes in children born at risk. He continues to train staff from a variety of primary prevention, Early Head Start, early intervention birth-to-three, child welfare, and drug treatment programs in these techniques.  He is married and the parent of two children, Nicholas who passed away in 2007 at age 33 due to complications of epilepsy, and Alex who is a high school ESL teacher and the parent of 9 year-old Samuel. 

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