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Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health
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.
Register for 2014 ILAIMH Conference featuring Lori Roggman, PhD
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health (ILAIMH) is pleased to announce our 33rd annual fall conference will be Friday, October 24. This year we will be joined by Lori Roggman, PhD. In her keynote address, Dr. Roggman will discuss Developmental Parenting, a warm , communicative and responsive style of caregiving that supports early child learning and growth. She will describe how early childhood professionals can facilitate families' use of a Developmental Parenting style in home visiting programs and other settings. Dr. Roggman will also discuss the use of the Piccolo, an assessment tool that uses observation of parenting behaviors in order to give encouraging feedback to parents. Use of observation and videotaping parent-chlid interactions will also be discussed. For more information, please see brochure.
Registration is now closed. Conference capacity is full and we are no longer able to accept registrations online or in person.
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.