First 5 San Bernardino and First 5 Riverside recently co-sponsored “Sharing Joy:  Where Passion & Meaningful Relationships Take Flight,” a two-day conference held in Ontario organized by the California Association for Infant Mental Health (CalAIMH). 

After a pandemic-related delay, over 150 professionals were excited to be back together to rediscover their passion for the work they do in the infant mental health field.  The first day’s agenda focused on healing and child welfare, and the second day’s agenda brought the spotlight to the neurorelational framework and equity in early childhood.

CalAIMH’s purpose is to bring together organizations and individuals who promote caregiver-child relational approaches in addition to preventing and healing adversity in young children.  First 5 San Bernardino was proud to sponsor this event designed to promote relationally informed practices, integrate neuro-biological science and promote endorsement in infant and early childhood mental health including reflective practice. 

First 5 San Bernardino Executive Director Karen Scott provided opening remarks at the CalAIMH conference held October 27-28 in Ontario.