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Your thoughtful donation makes a difference for those who serve vulnerable infants and young children, and their parents in Wisconsin and beyond.

With your support, our vision of reaching more and more infants, young children and their families through supporting the growth and development of those who bring strong, deeply caring relationships and hope to vulnerable and resilient families each year will be realized.

Your tax-deductible donation will make it possible for more professionals to benefit from the UW Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate Program. Your donations support:

Help us bring National Parent-Infant Mental Health (IMH) luminaries to Wisconsin in the future and to ensure that more IMH practitioners and the families they work with will be able to benefit from the clinical wisdom of luminaries such as Alicia Lieberman, PhD, Dan Siegel, MD, Miriam Steele, PhD, Howard Steele, PhD, Arietta Slade, PhD, Rebecca Shahmoon Shanok, LCSW, PhD, Julie Ribaudo, LCSW, Kevin Nugent, PhD, Connie Keefer, MD, Alice Carter, PhD and Linda Gilkerson, PhD, LSW to name a few.

Your contribution will be matched by an anonymous “Friend of the Program”.

Program Accomplishments

Since the inception of the Certificate Program in 2010, Parent-Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health has grown in Wisconsin. A diverse group of nearly 250 fellows have made countless contributions following their year in the Certificate Program, including:

• Implementing Reflective Supervision/Practice in Programs state-wide
• Integrating Mindfulness into Parent-Infant Mental Health
• Providing Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation to Early Care and Education programs, Birth to Three, Home Visiting, Child Welfare and the Healthy Baby Court
• Bringing FAN, the Newborn Behavioral Observation System and the Parent-Child Early Relational Assessment into work with families in Home Visiting Programs throughout the state
• Increasing the relational focus in Birth to 3, along with new approaches to screening/assessment for Social Emotional Development/Functioning

Hear from program graduates about the benefits and the professional contributions of this Capstone Certificate Program. View the interviews and video recordings of two graduates by scrolling down the Blog:

Kathleen Hipke, PhD

Ashley Hayes, BA

In the area of policy, we are involved in growing the Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation workforce through participation on the Infant/Toddler Policy Council, the Infant Mental Health Consultation Technical Assistance Grant Advisory Group and with the UW Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Team. We have also contributed to best practices statements on Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and Reflective Supervision and Consultation.

Please give as generously as you are able.

With our deep gratitude and warmest thanks,

Roseanne Clark, PhD, Professor and Faculty Director

Linda Tuchman, PhD, Co-Director

Sarah Strong LCSW, Associate Director

UW Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate Program 

As underscored by a recent study by James Heckman, Nobel Prize Winning Economist (New York Times, December 12, 2016), intervening at birth and supporting healthy, early relationships throughout the early childhood years make a difference later in childhood and into adolescence. The innovative curriculum of the UW Capstone Certificate Program is informed by the empirical results from recent developmental, neuroscience, and attachment research. National and State faculty translate these findings in case-based presentations and support the development of reflective capacity through a Mindfulness Class and Case-based Reflective Mentoring Groups.