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Professional Development
~VAIMH 3rd Thursdays~

VAIMH offers 1-hour virtual lunchtime professional development the 3rd Thursday of each month from 12:00-1:00 PM followed by a 30-minute Q&A.

We invite all who care about the mental health of infants, young children, and families in Virginia to join us and connect with other professionals across the state. 

These professional development opportunities are matched to Competencies for those going through or maintaining Endorsement® in Infant and/or Early Childhood Mental Health. 


Certificates of Participation for 1 training hour are provided. 

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VAIMH Members:  Free




A list of upcoming events can be found on the VAIMH

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Certificates of Participation will be emailed to you upon receipt of your session evaluation.


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Recorded sessions of all VAIMH PD events.

Summer 2024 Series
Parenting in the Digital Age

We look forward to sharing space with you during VAIMH's Summer 2024 Professional Development series. The last 10 minutes of each session this summer will address ideas and activities that caregivers can engage in with children that do not involve technology. Bring your tips and share what has worked for you!

6/20/2024                    The Digital Distraction - The Parent and Child Dyad


Presenter: Tracy Walters, IMH-E®, State IECMH Coordinator, VAIMH President

Competencies Targeted:

Infant/Young Child Development and Behavior

Family Relationships & Dynamics

Attachment, Separation, Trauma, Grief, & Loss


7/18/2024                     Screen Time: It's Not Going Away - Make it work for all


Presenter: Mary Jo Grieve, Director of Early Childhood Education

                     Virginia's Home for Public Media (VPM)

Competencies Targeted:

Relationship-focused Practice

Building and Maintaining Relationships


8/15/2024                         Technology from a Pediatrician's Perspective


Presenter: Dr. Bergen Nelson, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Competencies Targeted:

Infant/Young Child Development & Behavior

Analyzing Information


A Special Thanks To:

Our presenters for volunteering their time to share their expertise and knowledge so that Virginia's infant and early childhood mental health practitioners can gain a deeper understanding of sensitive issues that can lead to increased skills and professional development. 


The VAIMH Professional Development Task Force Planning Committee who volunteer their time to organize quality, informative, and relevant sessions to enhance the professional services offered to infants, young children, and their families in Virginia, as well as to assist Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Applicants/Endorsees in obtaining training hours needed for initial Endorsement and/or annual Endorsement Renewal. Their dedication and commitment is valued and appreciated.

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