August eNews

Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award Conference
September 21, 2018
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
United Way Houston | 50 Waugh Dr.  Houston, TX

Join us for First3Years' 2018 IMH Advocacy Award Conference taking place in Houston on September 21st.  We are honored to have Dr. Joshua Sparrow present the 2018 
T . Berry Brazelton, M.D., Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award

For more information or to register click  here


Want to know more about Parent Expertise? 
J oshua Sparrow, Director of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center at Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, will speak on early childhood development issues within the context of community and culture. When working with parents it is critical that providers understand the value of parent expertise when it comes to child development. Dr. Sparrow, will highlight the many interactions with parents where practitioners can support and acknowledge strengths.


Can childhood curiosity close the school readiness gap?  Dr. Prachi Shah, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Specialist,  will discuss her research on the topic of early childhood curiosity and how caregivers can promote school readiness through children's naturally curious interactions. Dr. Shah's work shows a potential closing of the school readiness gap by incorporating targeting interactions with young children that revolve around curiosity. She will discuss two simple rules for families, practitioners and young children which foster healthy growth and development, be safe, be kind.


Want to find out how you can influence the 2019 Legislative Agenda?  
Marcellina Melvin, Director of Program Implementation for Child and Family Policy at The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, will close the conference with information about transforming behavioral health systems across Texas.

Par-Tee For Babies
2nd Annual Par-Tee For Babies

Join us on Monday, October 1, 2018 at Timarron Country Club in Southlake, TX for the 2nd Annual Par-Tee for Babies. The day's activities start at 10:30 AM with registration and tee practice with lunch to follow. This scramble-style tournament will begin with a 1:00 PM shotgun start. The tournament concludes with a Cocktail and Awards Reception.

To Register a Player or a Team click HERE! Or click HERE
 for more information on becoming a sponsor!

For questions about the event, sponsorship, registration or volunteers opportunities, please contact Ashley Borthick

Upcoming Trainings
August Webinars
Positive Discipline Practices in Early Childhood
Discipline practices is an important part of parenting all of which is a process that prepares children for independence. As children grow and develop, there are many things we can do to help. Join us as we discuss child development and positive parenting.

August 21 | 2:00 PM
August 24 | 12:00 PM


September Webinars
Strong Families for Stronger Schools and Communities
Schools, caregivers, and the community working together can promote the health, wellbeing, and learning of all children. Join us as we discuss the powerful impact that results from collaboration between families, schools and the community.

September 17 | 12:00 PM
September 20 | 2:00 PM

Did you know you could receive Endorsement through First3Years?

Endorsement is an internationally recognized credential that supports and recognizes the development and proficiency of professionals who work with or on behalf of infants, toddlers, and their families. This process is based upon a comprehensive set of competencies that helps define best practice and guides an organized system of culturally sensitive, relationship-based professional growth. Endorsement applicants must meet the requirements matching one of four levels, the closest fit to their line of work, and will finish the process with the Infant Mental Health Endorsed mark (IMH-E®). The Endorsement System has been approved by  Zero to Three  and the  World Association for Infant Mental Health  and is honored in other U.S. states.

Frequently Asked Questions:

To learn more or to enroll click here !


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