May 20, 2016
Creating Gains, Relieving Pains, and Providing Support: The Value of Help Me Grow Affiliation & The National Forum
Guest Post by Sara Sibley, BS
For me, Spring not only signals the end of cold winters and imminent warm weather. Spring is also National Forum season!
At the Help Me Grow (HMG) National Center, Forum season is long and culminates in a three-day event, this year running from May 23-25 in Greenville, SC. Though the effort is intense, the staff buzzes with e Read More >>
Help Me Grow National Goes INTERnational
On May 28, 2016—just days after the end of the annual Help Me Grow National Forum—two members of the HMG National Center flew 4000 miles across the Atlantic for the 15th Annual World Congress on Infant Mental Health in Prague, Czech Republic.
The World Congress is an international gathering of professionals in the field of infant mental health. It is organized by the World Association for Infant Mental Health.
Kimberly Martini-Carvell, HMG National Executive Director, and Erin Cornell, Program Manager for Research, Innovation & Evaluation, attended the Congress to present in two poster sessions.
Alongside Susan Vater of The Village for Families & Children, Kimberly and Erin spoke on Help Me Grow as a systems change model that creates a future of better outcomes for all vulnerable young children. They also presented on Mid-Level Developmental Assessment as a means to engage families in shared decision-making.
We at the National Center are very grateful to participate in this international movement for the optimal development of infants within families, and to share the potential of HMG and MLDA with the world.
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