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Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health
Register Now for 2015 Spring Seminars!
Check out our series of 6 seminars in 4 Illinois cities. We are delighted to provide a diverse set of work shops related to our annual fall conference featuring Irving B. Harris keynote speaker Dr. Lori Roggman, who spoke about Developmental Parenting and an observation tool that her team developed to help practitioners observe caregiver-child interactions and give feedback. This year's Spring Seminar Series expands on Dr. Roggman’s presentation and offers opportunities for learning about additional IMH tools, models and concepts from local IMH experts. Two seminars will be held at the JCFS Center for Practice Excellence in Northbrook, our series co-sponsor. We will offer seminars in conjunction with our Southern and Central Chapters in Mt. Vernon and Champaign, in addition to hosting two seminars in Chicago. For more detailed information about the seminars and to register, please click here.
The Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health believes that from the beginning, every child should have a family and community environment in which he or she can thrive physically, mentally and emotionally
The Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health has a rich history and extraordinary diversity in the type of professional who call themselves an infant mental health professional. Members of ILAIMH come from a variety of disciplines including education, social work, psychology, medicine, academia, public policy, child development, physical and occupational therapy, and other allied disciplines. We are all drawn together by a common interest in the social-emotional development of infants and their families
ILAIMH is a 501C3 non-profit and is an affiliate of the World Association for Infant Mental Health.
2014 ILAIMH Conference materials by Lori Roggman, PhD
Dr. Lori Roggman was the Irving Harris keynote speaker at the 2014 ILAIMH fall conference on October 24, 2014. We had over 350 conference participants! Dr. Roggman spoke about Developmental Parenting and an observation tool that she developed called the PICCOLO, which helps practitioners observe caregiver-child interactions and give feedback. Dr. Roggman generously provided the following information for ILAIMH to share: conference presentation and PICCOLO overview.
Book Excerpt by Keynote Speaker, Dr. Lori Roggman, Now Available
We are excited to share the first chapter of Dr. Lori Roggman's 2008 book, Developmental Parenting: A guide for early childhood practitioners. Click here to access the book excerpt.
The DC: 0-3 R Crosswalk Now Available
The DC: 0-3 R allows practitioners working with infants and toddlers and their families to arrive at age- appropriate diagnoses for purposes of treatment recommendations and practice. DC: 0-3 R diagnoses, however, are not billable for insurance companies and Medicaid. The Illinois DC: 0-3 R Crosswalk Manual aligns appropriate DC: 0-3 R diagnosis with the billable DSM IV or ICD 9 code. Practitioners with training and experience in diagnosing infants and toddlers and their families are ideally suited to using the DC: 0-3 R and the Crosswalk. For more information or questions about the Manual, contact us at
Guide to Screening and Assessment Measures
The Research Committee has completed the Guide to Screening and Assessment Measures. This guide provides a current list of screening and assessment measures for social and emotional development. Detailed information about each measure is provided in an easy-to-read table format, including its purpose, psychometric properties, administration, training requirements, and distributor and ordering information. It should be extremely helpful for early childhood professionals from a diverse array of professional backgrounds looking for a way to assess and track the progress of the children with whom they work.