Illinois Association of Infant Mental Health Fall, 2015 Newsletter

Here's a summary of what you'll find in the attached issue:

The lead article, written by Olga Silva-Zletz in collaboration with Carmen Tumialan Lynsa, discusses how to support children experiencing selective mutism.
Tina Dorow announces the receipt of a two year grant from the Irving Harris Foundation that will fund Reflective Practice groups in areas of the state with fewer reflective practice resources.
ILAIMH President Sarah Martinez provides Association updates including the recent signing of contract with the State of Illinois to credential Bachelor's level practitioners working with infants, toddlers and their families.
Southern and Central Illinois ILAIMH chapters provide updates in the areas.
The Education and Professional Development Committee is gearing up for the fall conference featuring Oscar Barbarin, III, PhD.
I/ECMH Credential announces members of Cohort IV.
The Policy and Advocacy Committee provides an update on lack of an Illinois Budget and its implications.
ILAIMH member Michelle Lee-Murrah is featured in the membership profile.
And lastly, the Illinois Mental Health Partnership share a multi-year integrated early childhood mental health model and capacity project.