INFANT TODDLER MENTAL HEALTH COALITION OF ARIZONA

aka ITMHCA   |   Phoenix, AZ   |  www.itmhca.org

Mission

Mission: Promoting the wellbeing of infants, young children and their families through advocacy, community relationships, education and professional development.

The promotion of optimum early childhood mental health as a component of all family service systems.

ITMHCA is a statewide coalition that provides education, networking and workforce development in the field of early childhood. A professional Endorsement verifies a person's credentials and unique expertise when working with families and young children. As a founding member of the Alliance for the Advancement for Infant Mental Health, ITMHCA connects with professionals across the country and internationally to organize policy and outreach efforts.

Ruling year info

2000

LMSW, IMH-E (III)

Nicole SChuren

Main address

Po Box 2234

Phoenix, AZ 85002 USA

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EIN

86-0981892

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (Y03)

Professional Societies, Associations (O03)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Infant Mental Health Endorsement

System of acknowledgement for professionals working with children ages 0-5 of their specialized knowledge and skills in the delivery of high quality, culturally sensitive, relationship-focused services to infants, toddlers, parents, other caregivers and families

Population(s) Served

Bi annual institute with nationally recognized experts in the field of infant-toddler mental health

Population(s) Served

The training calendar features both series and individual training sessions offered to members and non members regarding topics pertinent to infant-toddler mental health. The calendar also highlights training opportunities beyond those sponsored by ITMHCA in support of infant mental health

Population(s) Served

An annual training sponsored by ITMHCA in collaboration with ASU T. Denny Sanford School's Master of Advanced Study in Infant-Family Practice , The Sandra Day College of Law, and Prevent Child Abuse Arizona that provides a full day of training focused on the special needs very young children in the child welfare system. Training topics focus specifically on strategies and best practices for child abuse prevention and appropriate intervention.

Population(s) Served

ITMHCA members were chosen to provide training throughout the State to staff and supervisors of Home Visiting programs funded through the federal programs for Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visitors.

Population(s) Served

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Goals & Strategy

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THE GOAL
Support a system that provides access to comprehensive infant mental health services from trained and qualified practitioners in community based settings.*
*Arizona Infant Mental Health State Plan, 1995

ITMHCA provides infant mental health and child development training and offers a professional endorsement to individuals from a variety of disciplines who work with infants and toddlers. A bi-annual Institute brings high-quality infant/toddler mental health speakers and workshops to the Southwest.

Passionate Volunteers, skilled in providing IMH trainings, with national connections to bring in additional presenters to enrich Arizona knowledge.
A part-time paid professional manages the Endorsement system.

ITMHCA Accomplishments:
1. 2016 is the 16th successful Biannual Institute
2. At a minimum, ITMHCA sponsors quarterly IMH related trainings around the State
3. ITMHCA and the Az Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse has held an annual symposium focusing on infants and toddlers in the court dependency system to educate child welfare and court personnel
4. A federal MIECHV grant has awarded contracts for IMH trainings around the State for 3 years
5. A federal MIECHV grant award resulted in 28 home visitors earning IMH-E
6. ITMHCA is a founding partner of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health, an international organization working to increase a quality early childhood workforce
7. ITMHCA manages the logistics for the Annual Retreat and Business Meeting for the Alliance

ITMHCA has NOT accomplished:
1. Hired paid staff to manage additional contracts, publications, and other methods to assure organizational sustainability
2. Increased workforce capacity to provide Reflective Supervision. Professional liability and contract management is needed.

Financials

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INFANT TODDLER MENTAL HEALTH COALITION OF ARIZONA

Board of directors
as of 10/12/2020
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Board chair

Nicole Schuren

Geri Tetesco

Mary Beardsley

Diane Fellows

Clay Jones

Mary Warren

Genett Tomko

Yvonne Lara

Kate Whitaker

Nicole Valdez

Bob Klaehn

Allyson Barry-Edwards

Priscilla Whitlock-Coates

Marina Serebrenikov

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No