We hope the year 2016 has been productive for you, and full of inspiring moments with infants and their families! Once again, we here in the Northern Hemisphere are celebrating as the winter slowly starts turning to spring, while for you in the South the summer is at its best. During the year 2016, we have seen, heard and also experienced things that make us worry for the future of infants all over the world, which makes it now more important than ever that us WAIMH members make our voice heard everywhere in speaking for infants.
Infant’s Rights document
This year was special for WAIMH, since the Board launched the Infant’s Rights document prior to the Prague World Congress. We were excited to present the position paper (LINK), and we hope you have noticed its value for the development of child-centered services worldwide.
The Infant’s Rights document was also publicized in October 2016 during Celebrate Babies Week, and you can view the insights offered on WAIMH’s Facebook page.
Prague World Congress
We loved meeting all of you in beautiful Prague in June 2016! Here are some additional images from the meeting, and as Bob Emde said in his presentation, “xxxxxx” (VALOKUVIA). Our warmest thanks to all of you who took the time and energy to send us your feedback. We will do our best to improve our next World Congress accordingly.
Rome World Congress
The 16th World Congress of WAIMH will take place in Rome, on May 26–30, 2018. The Call for Papers will be opened in February, so please prepare a presentation to give in this eternal city.
As the year ends, it is also time to renew your WAIMH membership for 2017. Becoming a WAIMH member brings you several benefits:
You can subscribe to the Infant Mental Health Journal at a greatly reduced member rate. The subscription fee includes access to the Wiley database for the electronic version of the journal.
You can download Perspectives in Infant Mental Health (formerly The Signal), WAIMH’s quarterly newsletter, from WAIMH’s website. This major interdisciplinary, international communication link for infant mental health professionals is an open access publication.
You will receive reduced registration rates for regional conferences and for WAIMH’s World Congresses.
You will have access to WAIMH’s database, an information network for infant mental health professionals.
The professional membership rate is $75.00 annually. Students pay $45.00. The membership fee is a yearly cost (Jan–Dec).
Both professional and student members may receive the Infant Mental Health Journal (IMHJ) at an additional cost.
The additional cost for a subscription to the journal (Print + Electronic) is as follows:
$52.50 (Canada, including $2.50 tax)
$63.00 (international orders);
Electronic only, $40 (worldwide).
The WAIMH membership application, renewals and IMHJ subscriptions can be completed online; for renewals, log in at the WAIMH website.
Our warmest greetings to all of you from WAIMH’s Central Office!
Palvi Kaukonen, Kaija Puura, Minna Sorsa and Anna Hemmi