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‘Advocating for Baby’ Conference May 4

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LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention Council


Advocating for the Baby:

Infant Mental Health and Decision Making

in At-Risk and Child-Welfare Cases


Infant Mental Health Specialists & Mentors with Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health

Kathleen Baltman, MA, IMH-E(IV) 


Mary Beth Reimer, MA, IMH-E(IV)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

EMS Building 1911 N Tooley Road, Howell, MI

[Continuing social work hours pending]

What Will I Learn?

Topics of discussion will include:

  • The caregiving needs of infants and toddlers
  • What happens when those needs are not met and what may happen if the child welfare system
    becomes involved
  • The Mi-AIMH Baby Bench Card– an assessment and case planning tool for child welfare, law, mental health and other 0-3 interventionists
  • How to use this information to advocate for at-risk and system-involved infants and toddlers

Should I Attend?

  • Do you work in the child welfare system?
  • Do you work with at-risk children and families?
  • Are you an advocate for the well-being of infants and young children?
  • Then YES, you should join us!

Cost: $30 per person; $25 per person for groups of four or more

To learn more or to request a registration form, contact CAP Council Coordinator, Holly Naylor, at (517) 548-1350 or email her at

Our CAP Council conference is funded in part by these supporters:

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