Events

Want to learn more? Join us at any of our regular monthly events!

       

The monthly WCAIMH meetings take place on the second Thursday of the month, 5:15pm to 6:45pm.

   

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are meeting via Zoom. Please email to info@wcaimh.org to be recruited to our invitees list.

      

Scroll down to find upcoming events you can attend!

June 8th, 2023. Annual General Meeting.

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Dear members and friends, It is time to wrap up another year of connection, learning and hopefully for all of us, meaningful experiences. We invite you to attend our annual general meeting next Thursday, June 8 from 5:15pm to 6:45pm via zoom. There will be a planned discussion which includes a summary of the year’s finances as well as the president’s reporting of the year’s activities.  Also very important, election of the executive members will take place on this day and your vote is of essence to establish the new year’s team. Please if you are interested in an executive position or would like to nominate someone, it is important that you attend this meeting or fill out the attached proxy form authorizing someone to vote on your behalf if you cannot be there.  Also attached for preview are the Financial Report and the President’s Report.  If you have any questions please reach out any time. Otherwise we look forward to seeing you on June 8th and again, we encourage you to participate in this very important meeting which will help shape the new WCAIMH year of learning.  Please email aris@develop.bc.ca to get the AGM agenda and/or the Zoom...

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June 6, 2023. Lunch & Learn!

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Hi everyone, We are approaching another month!! And with that, means another Lunch & Learn – time where we can spend one lunch hour each month, together with other clinicians, diving into current research regarding infant mental health. Here is the next article we will tackle as a group: The ethics of infant and early childhood mental health practice (Izaak Lim, Jon Korfmacher, Alison Steier, Charles Zeanah, Paula D. Zeanah). The article can be found here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/share/Y2VXDTR7UJTIQX4CEQIT?target=10.1002/imhj.22055. We look forward to your engagement with this article! Please email aris@develop.bc.ca for the Zoom...

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May 11th, 2023. “Promoting Social Emotional Development in the Early Years” with Dr. Angela Low

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Our upcoming monthly meeting will be held on on Thursday, May 11 from 5:15pm to 6:45pm.  We are very excited to welcome Dr. Angela Low Provincial Lead for Early Years Health and Wellness at Child Health BC, who is overseeing the development and implementation of Feelings First, a provincial program to promote social and emotional development in the early years. She also works alongside other health promotion programs for young children. Angela will speak to upcoming opportunities to get involved in this project, talk about a few resources she can offer you that may be of interest to you. She will allow time for Q&A. Angela is also an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include emotional processes behind learning (particularly the discrete emotions of shame and guilt) and social and emotional development in children and parents. Please email aris@develop.bc.ca if you have an active membership and need the Zoom link. Looking forward to learning...

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May 2nd, 2023. Lunch & Learn!

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For our next Lunch & Learn on Tuesday May 2nd at 12pm PST, we will be diving into this article entitled “‘Nobody taught her how to be a mother’: The lived experience of mothering without a mother”: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/share/I24RTDPSTTWF5DNIASQ7?target=10.1002/imhj.22059 Please email aris@develop.bc.ca if you need access to the Zoom link. Looking forward to exploring this intriguing topic...

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April 13th, 2023. “Nurturing Connections Infant and Early Years Mental Health Program”

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Our next regular WCAIMH meeting will be held on Thursday, April 13th starting at 5:15pm – 6:45pm. We are very happy to welcome Sean Boulet, occupational therapist and Team Lead for Nurturing Connections; Infant and Early Years Mental Health Program. Sean will provide us with the origin details of this pilot program and update us on how it’s going. Furthermore, he will share some of the learning he and his team have gained from this experience which will surely provide us with professional insight and facilitate great conversation amongst us.  Looking forward to seeing you all then! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions to aris@develop.bc.ca. Zoom link will be sent out to members on April...

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March 9th, 2023. “WCAIMH Case Review”

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Hello members, We’d like to share that this upcoming Thursday our regular WCAIMH meeting will be a case review. If you have a case you would like to bring to the table to discuss it will be a great opportunity to have our diverse group explore this with you. If we have a good number attending and we have a few cases, we can potentially go into breakout rooms to have a more focused discussion. If you do not have a case you’d like to bring up please do ensure you join us and support our other members with theirs; you are all an asset in our field and this is a great opportunity to learn and support each other. We look forward to seeing you this Thursday, March 9th at 5:15-6:45pm via zoom. Please contact aris@develop.bc.ca for the Zoom...

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March 7th, 2023. Lunch & Learn!

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Hello everyone, Hope you are doing well. It may not look like Spring yet, but we am hopeful it is around the corner! It’s almost time for our next Lunch & Learn – a noontime Zoom-time for us to connect as colleagues and dive in to current research related to infant mental health (and published in the Infant Mental Health Journal). Last month we explored the idea of “reflective supervision” and discussed how our programs do this currently and how. There is a “part 2” to this article, so we will be picking up that conversation again with the second part of the article. You can find it here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/share/YRXEKS3ZTJNUPBSFESGA?target=10.1002/imhj.21975 Amy will summarize the article if you aren’t able to read it before our meeting so please do not feel pressured. Topic: WCAIMH: March Lunch & Learn: Infant Mental Health Journal study Time: Mar 7, 2023 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Please contact aris@develop.bc.ca to access the Zoom...

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November 10th, 2022. “Promoting Social Emotional Development in the Early Years” with Dr. Angela Low

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Happy Fall Members and Friends! We would like to remind you of our upcoming meeting on Thursday, November 10th, starting at 5:15pm – 6:45pm. We are so happy to welcome Dr. Angela Low, Provincial Lead for Early Years Health and Wellness at Child Health BC, who is overseeing the development and implementation of Feelings First, a provincial program to promote social and emotional development in the early years. She also works alongside other health promotion programs for young children. Angela will speak to upcoming opportunities to get involved in this project, talk about a few resources she can offer you that may be of interest to you. She will allow time for Q&A. Angela is also an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include emotional processes behind learning (particularly the discrete emotions of shame and guilt) and social and emotional development in children and parents. If you are a current member, you should receive an email with a Zoom link early next week. Please contact aris@develop.bc.ca for any inquiries. Looking forward to learning together! *UPDATE – this meeting has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. As we traditionally break in December, we look forward to our next regular meeting in the New...

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October 13th, 2022. “All things Jordan’s Principle” with Simone Starr

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 For our October meeting, we will have WCAIMH executive committee member, Simone Starr (OT), discuss Jordan’s Principle (what is it, how to access it, etc). We are looking forward to diving into this conversation with everyone! Here are the meeting details: Topic: October 2022 WCAIMH Meeting: Simone Starr (OT) presents on Jordan’s Principle Time: Oct 13, 2022 05:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) For the Zoom link, please contact Amy Ris at aris@develop.bc.ca.

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September 8th, 2022. “Monthly Meeting: Introduction to WCAIMH, Meet-and-Greet, and Topic Discussion”

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Hello to our members and friends! It has been a few months since we’ve updated our posts on here due to some technical issues. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The kinks are now ironed out! If you are an active member, you should be receiving email updates from us. If not, please email aris@develop.bc.ca. Below is an announcement of our next meeting and some updates since our last post in March. We hope you have had a wonderful summer. I’m pleased to share a reminder of our upcoming meeting in September. To kick off the “new year” of meetings, we will start in September with a Meet-and-Greet with members along with an introduction to WCAIMH, and with getting feedback about some of the topics we want to explore together as a community this fall and new year, along with who in our community can share the knowledge that they have with us as a group! I am so looking forward to connecting with you all again. Our first meeting back will be, Thursday, September 8th from 5:15 – 6:45pm. Please email aris@develop.bc.ca for the Zoom link. Looking forward to reconnecting with everyone! Updates since March: At our March meeting, we discussed how we could best support the children and families affected by the war in Ukraine. It was collectively decided to donate $400 of WCAIMH’s funds to Save The Children Canada, directly supporting children in Ukraine, including providing: winter kits of warm clothing and blankets, cash transfers and voucher assistance to purchase food, medicine and other essentials, counseling support and child-friendly spaces, water, sanitation and hygiene programs, access to primary healthcare, and education. We took a ‘pause’ in April for member meetings, with the executive team focusing energy on planning an outdoor social/networking event for members in May. The social was such a blast! As a member, you can look forward to more social events with other like-minded professionals in the months to come. Our 2021/2022 year came to a close with a final Lunch & Learn, and our AGM in June. Our new 2022/2023 executive team for the new 2022/2023 year was chosen, and topics for the upcoming year were discussed. It was a wonderful way to end the year. We look forward to reconnecting with you...

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