This is the last issue of Perspectives for the year 2014. The year is memorable for many things, among them, a spectacular WAIMH Conference held in Edinburgh in June. Those who attended felt connected and optimistic about their work with infants, toddlers and families. There were troubling events, too, as conflicts erupted around the world, leaving many children and families in war-torn communities or a continuing state of crisis. WAIMH is a global organization, challenged to support and sustain its members in many different ways. Highlights include contributions from many corners of the world. Miri Keren reminds us of the careful decision to move the 2016 Conference from Tel Aviv to Prague, ever mindful of the importance of working toward peaceful resolution of conflict in Israel and Palestine. Authors, France Frascarolo and Nicolas Favez , offer reflections about co-parenting. Beulah Warren, WAIMH Awardee and member of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health, contributes the Winicott Lecture that she gave at the AAIMHI Conference in October of this year in which she invites us to be a voice for infants. Maree Foley , WAIMH Affiliate Council Chair and Anna Huber, Affiliate Council Representative, share updates in the Affiliates Council Corner. Joshua Sparrow features excerpts from Astrid Berg’s book, Connecting with South Africa, including portions of a case study inviting reflection and response.
Of additional importance, let us introduce three new WAIMH members who have volunteered to be part of the Perspectives editorial review board: Connie Lilas, Mary Marchel, and Robin Treptow. We offer a very big thanks to those who have contributed, reviewed and/or edited articles this year. Perspectives is one important way that WAIMH fulfills its mission to disseminate information and share knowledge about the field of infant mental health. Thank you and a very happy new year!
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