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ACT Branch of Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Inc. Members and interested colleagues are cordially invited to AAIMHI NETWORKING MORNING TEA & INFORMATION SESSION on SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2016 10am – 11.30am.  Dr. Hilary Holmes will present feedback from the World Association of Infant Mental Health Congress 2016. The focus this year was on “Infant Mental Health in a Rapidly Changing World: Conflict, adversity and resilience.”

Predicting the Future: Session Three
5.30pm Thursday 24 August at West Belconnen Child and Family Centre. Holt.
Topic- Are parents and professionals speaking the same language about parenting?
Dr. Judy Bragg will present key elements from research about good and positive parenting, then explore the view that parenting is a learning journey.

Emotional Abuse and Neglect - Definitions, Assessment and Protection - Mental Health and Judicial Prespectives
with Dr. Danya Glasser and Judge Vera Mayer from the UK.
Friday 15 September 2017, 9.30am to 4.30pm at Pilgrim House, Canberra City.
This one day seminar will provide professionals with information to identify emotional abuse and neglect and practically address the harm caused to a child.

Core Components of Mindful Parenting: A Reflective Approach to Working with At-Risk Dyads

AAIMHI in conjunction with QCPIMH are pleased to host Diane Reynolds in Brisbane on 16th and 17th October 2017.

Assessing Sensitivity in Parent-Child Interactions The Maternal Behaviour Q-Sort (MBQS) presented by Dr Erinn Hawkins. Thursday 15 and Friday 16 February 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery, Parkes ACT. Dr Hawkins will be offering a two-day workshop on the use of the Maternal Behaviour Q-Sort (MBQS) fir the assessment of caregiver sensitivity. The workshop includes training on observational skills for effective home visits and assessment of families in the home environment.
Please book early as spaces are limited.

During 2018 our network meeting will follow the theme Changing the Future: Interventions in Infant Mental Health from pre-natal to five years of age.
Session One: Bringing Baby Home: Setting the foundationsof infant mental health for future wellbeing and development.
Speaker: Cara Toynton, an accredited Social Worker, Postpartum Professional and Women's Holistic Health and Life Coach.
Cara will look at the essentials of perinatal and postnatal support with a view to giving infants the best start we can.
Date Wednesday 28 February at 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Family Centre, Carruthers Street Curtin ACT.

Session Two in our 2018 series Changing the Future will be held on Wednesday 11 April commencing at 5.30pm. In this session our Speaker Angela Freeman will focus on Recognising and Responding to mental health problems in the perinatal period.