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Colorado Delegation Traveling to Prague for Infant Mental Health World Congress


A group of professionals and advocates for the healthy emotional development of young children in Colorado will be participating in the World Association for Infant Mental Health’s 15th World Congress at the end of May in Prague, Czech Republic. Participants from Colorado represent higher education (University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology, and the Irving Harris Program at the CU School of Medicine), local community mental health providers, and The Piton Foundation. 

The World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) works to improve healthy development through knowledge dissemination, international cooperation of professionals, the promotion of optimal development, and facilitation of a comprehensive view of the aspects of research, education, and intervention.  The World Congress is held every other year with a central aim to promote the mental wellbeing and healthy development of infants throughout the world. The topic of this year’s 5-day congress is “Infant Mental Health in a Rapidly Changing World:  Conflict, adversity, and resilience”.  Keynote speakers from Israel, The Netherlands, United States, and Australia will help set the context for this informative conference.

We will be sharing takeaways from the congress on our website, so check back again in June to learn more.