Reframing the Narrative: Racial Disparities in Infant Mental Health and Pathways for Wellness and Healing

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Date(s) - November 3
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Reframing the Narrative: Racial Disparities in Infant Mental Health and Pathways for Wellness and Healing

3 Nov 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Dr. Parker’s research, teaching, and service focus on advancing minority mental health and equity, with a particular interest in Black and Latinx populations with young children. She has 15 years of experience as a mental health consultant across a variety of settings and these experiences both enhance and inform her research and teaching.

Racially and ethnically diverse communities have unique needs, preferences, and experiences that must be considered among the interdisciplinary infant and early childhood mental health workforce. Participants will be invited to explore their own cultural backgrounds, beliefs, values, and biases and the extent to which it impacts how they support the mental health and wellness of those they serve. Strategies for reducing bias and responding in culturally sensitive ways will be shared.

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1. Describe the ways that their intersecting identities, privilege, bias, and power influences who they are, and how they are supporting the mental health of families with young children.

2. Identify multiple ways of supporting the mental health, wellness, and healing of families that are expecting or caring for young children

3. Learn strategies to reduce bias and respond in more culturally centered ways

4. Engage in critical self-reflection and dialogue, and develop a plan for next steps

 5.5 hours CEUs NYSED CEUs are provided by the UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education. 5.5 live online contact hours are approved for LMSW/LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LCAT, and PSY. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

5.5 Hours Endorsement® Competencies are awarded in the following areas: Pregnancy & Early Parenthood, Cultural Humility, Self Awareness, Service Delivery Systems and Supporting Others. This also meets the one (1) hour requirement for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training for Endorsement® renewals in 2023. 

  Category     Early Bird

  (through October 1, 2023)


  (October 2- Nov. 1, 2023)

  Member*     $105.      $115.
  Non-member    $125.      $135.
  Student     $ 60.        $65.

*NYS-AIMH Subscribers are not necessarily paid members and must pay the non member registration fee or upgrade to the 1 or 2 year membership level.

Scholarship funding to participate in this training may be available through the (Educational Incentive Program (EIP))/Medication Administration Training (MAT). For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please visit You may also contact EIP/MAT by email at, MAT by email at or by phone at either (800) 295-9616 or (518) 442-6575.

Cancelation Policy

No refund can be made for cancellation seven or fewer working days before the event or for no-shows.  Cancellations more than seven working days before a workshop will result in a refund, less a $15.00 cancellation fee.  Requests for refunds must be received in writing. 

Organizational NYS-AIMH Members

We welcome all organizations that share our mission of supporting the mental health of young children.

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