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Seeds, Cultivation and Harvest: Infant Mental Health as Community and Organizational Growth

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

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A foundational question of the infant and early childhood mental health world is to ask “What do we think about when we talk about a baby?” In our lives, there is always a baby and connections to caregivers, family, providers, community organizations, interaction with systems, and kinship with the natural world.

Haydeé and Martha will invite you to go beyond the theory, and think about the applications of liberatory infant mental health practices with a focus on Indigenous perspectives and ancestral wisdom. As we move towards radically imagining wellbeing early in life, Haydeé and Martha will engage you in a community of practice that looks at the complex dynamics in our environments and moving towards right relationships between caregivers, providers and our communities.

Over the course of seven months, participants will complete a project that brings their ideas and understanding of theory into practice so that they can apply the wisdom they carry to the services they provide in a more radical and liberatory way.

Who should apply?

  • Organizations who support families with children prenatal to five years old in King County

What can you expect?

  • 5 training sessions:
    • First session is in person on April 23, 2024 from 9am-2pm 
    • Subsequent sessions will be virtual from 9am-12pm (May 28, June 25, July 23, Sept 24)
  • Monthly 2-hour implementation meetings with the facilitators
  • FULL participation is required
  • Certificate of completion for those who have attended at least 80% of activities

Important Dates

  • Last day to register your organization is April 12, 2024
  • Organizations will be notified of acceptance by April 17, 2024

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