Infusing an Equity Practice in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Integrating the Talk and the Walk

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
11 am - 1 pm AKST
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Video Conferencing
Cost Range
$45.00 to $60.00 (depending on options)
Price for current 2022 AKAIMH members is $45. Nonmembers pay an additional $15 for a total of $60

Host And Instructor

Alaska Association of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH)
Vivian L. Tamkin, PhD
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Contact Hours: 2.00
C.E. Credit for AK-AIMH Endorsement: 2.00
This training will cover particular competencies required for Endorsement. AK-AIMH administers the Endorsement to recognize the attainment of professional competencies in working with children 0-5.

Training Overview Description

How do you infuse equity in your daily work as infant and early childhood mental health professional? Do you consider it as an add to your current practice or are you an active, reflective participant in integrating the talk and the walk?

This session will engage attendees in examining their current practice in infusing an equity lens, starting with self-reflection. The importance of a workplace assessment will also be addressed. Additionally, the session will discuss practical and real-time ways infant and early childhood mental health professionals can engage in infusing an equity frame.


At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Assess their awareness of self in exploring bias and micro-aggressions
  2. Brainstorm ways to engage in an equity framed lens in their infant and early childhood mental health practice
  3. Formulate a reflective assessment of their workplace’s readiness for a diversity informed program or agency

Meet your Instructor

Dr. Tamkin is a dual state licensed, community-oriented psychologist (CA and WI) and a second-year postdoctoral research fellow in the Health Disparities Research Scholars T-32 Training Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a qualitative researcher, and she utilizes a multi-method qualitative approach (e.g., in-depth, semi-structured interviews, focus groups, video data) to examine the process of racial socialization in African Americans across the life span. Dr. Tamkin has a background in graduate student teaching and training and utilizes an integrated reflective and DEI stance in clinical supervision and consultation. Learn more about Dr. Tamkin by visiting her profile page at UWM School of Medicine and Public Health.

Competencies & Endorsement

This training will cover the following competencies required for Endorsement:

  • Theoretical Foundations: Cultural competence
  • Reflection: Self-awareness

AK-AIMH administers the Endorsement to recognize the attainment of professional competencies in working with children 0-5. For more information about the Endorsement, please visit our website.

Event-specific Details

The Alaska Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH) has listed this training for the benefit of Alaska's professionals as part of our initiative, Project Compass: Leading the Way to Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Workforce Development. Project Compass is funded by AK-AIMH members and donors, the Alaska Children's Trust, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. Visit Project Compass online to learn more!

Registration Information

Registration closes on January 17, 2022.
The deadline to cancel for a full refund is January 18, 2022.
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