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Australian Association for Infant Mental Health

AAIMH is a national organisation of professionals from many fields who work with infants, young children and their families. Our mission is to work towards improving professional and community recognition that infancy and early childhood is a critical time for the development of emotional, physical and mental health.

AAIMH is affiliated with the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) and contributes to international developments and initiatives.

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Ann Morgan Prize

Tuesday 21 May 2024
As a creative pioneer in the field of infant mental health, Doctor Ann Morgan provided immense support and leadership for those working with troubled infants and their families. She was a passionate advocate for infants and parents, providing transformational interventions for them and inspiration for her colleagues. She intuitively understood what the science is now telling us: Babies are born communicators who learn fast. An infant is not an object, but a person who responds to their environment; in the first three years of life, that environment shapes their future self. To honour Ann Morgan’s contribution to infant mental health, and her advocacy for the mental health of infants, AAIMH Victoria is offering two Creative Writing Prizes of AU$750 each: • One prize for AAIMH and / or WAIMH members • One prize for any other Australian writer The prize is for a work of fiction, poetry, drama, or creative non-fiction that explores or imagines the infant’s subjective, emotional world
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The First 1001 Days

Friday 19 July 2024
The First 1001 Days
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Professor Cath Chamberlain - March 16th 2024

Saturday 16 March 2024
'HEALING THE PAST BY NURTURING THE FUTURE AND REPLANTING THE BIRTHING TREES:​​ LEARNING FROM ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER COMMUNITIES TO FOSTER EARLY CONNECTEDNESS AND HEALING'​
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Thursday 14 December 2023
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AAIMH National Tour 2023 (Darwin NT) - Dr Claudia Gold (CANCELLED)

Tuesday 14 November 2023
Getting to Know You: Lessons in Early Relational Health from Infants and Caregivers. (Live Stream) Claudia M. Gold, MD is a paediatrician and writer who practiced general and behavioural paediatrics for over 20 years and now specializes in early childhood mental health. She speaks frequently to a variety of audiences including parents and professionals. Dr Gold's presentation will address core early relational health principles including the repair theory of human development, parental reflective functioning, the healing power of safety, and the ways that relationships change the brain and body. Contemporary developmental science research will be integrated with clinical stories to reveal the power of playing in the uncertainty, both to promote healthy development and to heal from adversity and loss. Registrations from 7:30am. Presentation starts at 8am local time. Early bird registrations by 30/9/2023. Join AAIMH - https://www.aaimh.org.au/membership/
Charles Darwin University
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AAIMH National Tour 2023 (Melbourne VIC) - Dr Claudia Gold (CANCELLED)

Tuesday 14 November 2023
Getting to Know You: Lessons in Early Relational Health from Infants and Caregivers. Claudia M. Gold, MD is a paediatrician and writer who practiced general and behavioural paediatrics for over 20 years and now specializes in early childhood mental health. She speaks frequently to a variety of audiences including parents and professionals. Dr Gold's presentation will address core early relational health principles including the repair theory of human development, parental reflective functioning, the healing power of safety, and the ways that relationships change the brain and body. Contemporary developmental science research will be integrated with clinical stories to reveal the power of playing in the uncertainty, both to promote healthy development and to heal from adversity and loss. Registrations from 9am. Presentation starts at 9:30am local time. Early bird registrations by 30/9/2023. Join AAIMH - https://www.aaimh.org.au/membership/how-to-join/
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
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AAIMH National Tour 2023 (Brisbane Qld) - Dr Claudia Gold (CANCELLED)

Saturday 11 November 2023
Getting to Know You: Lessons in Early Relational Health from Infants and Caregivers. Claudia M. Gold, MD is a paediatrician and writer who practiced general and behavioural paediatrics for over 20 years and now specializes in early childhood mental health. She speaks frequently to a variety of audiences including parents and professionals. Dr Gold's presentation will address core early relational health principles including the repair theory of human development, parental reflective functioning, the healing power of safety, and the ways that relationships change the brain and body. Contemporary developmental science research will be integrated with clinical stories to reveal the power of playing in the uncertainty, both to promote healthy development and to heal from adversity and loss. Registration starts at 9am. Presentation starts at 9:30am local time. Early bird registrations by 30/9/2023. Join AAIMH - https://www.aaimh.org.au/membership/how-to-join/
Queensland Multicultural Centre
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AAIMH National Tour 2023 (Perth WA) - Dr Claudia Gold (CANCELLED)

Thursday 9 November 2023
Getting to Know You: Lessons in Early Relational Health from Infants and Caregivers. Claudia M. Gold, MD is a paediatrician and writer who practiced general and behavioural paediatrics for over 20 years and now specializes in early childhood mental health. She speaks frequently to a variety of audiences including parents and professionals. Dr Gold's presentation will address core early relational health principles including the repair theory of human development, parental reflective functioning, the healing power of safety, and the ways that relationships change the brain and body. Contemporary developmental science research will be integrated with clinical stories to reveal the power of playing in the uncertainty, both to promote healthy development and to heal from adversity and loss. Registration starts at 9am. Presentation starts at 9:30am local time. Early bird registrations by 30/9/2023. Join AAIMH - https://www.aaimh.org.au/membership/how-to-join/
Telethon Speech and Hearing
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AAIMH National Tour 2023 (Sydney NSW) - Dr Claudia Gold (CANCELLED)

Monday 6 November 2023
Getting to Know You: Lessons in Early Relational Health from Infants and Caregivers. Claudia M. Gold, MD is a paediatrician and writer who practiced general and behavioural paediatrics for over 20 years and now specializes in early childhood mental health. She speaks frequently to a variety of audiences including parents and professionals. Dr Gold's presentation will address core early relational health principles including the repair theory of human development, parental reflective functioning, the healing power of safety, and the ways that relationships change the brain and body. Contemporary developmental science research will be integrated with clinical stories to reveal the power of playing in the uncertainty, both to promote healthy development and to heal from adversity and loss. Registration starts at 9am. Presentation starts at 9:30am local time. Early bird registrations by 30/9/2023. Join AAIMH - https://www.aaimh.org.au/membership/how-to-join/
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