Kia Ora Koutou,
We’re well into 2017 and our small Executive has begun planning for Conference later in 2018. Ahead of this we welcome the visit of Clinical Professor Jean Clinton from Canada in May. Jean is attending and speaking at the World Forum on Early Care and Education (Auckland, May 9-12) and has generously made time to speak in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as a guest of IMHAANZ. Find out more later in this newsletter and on our website. She has a wealth of knowledge and the expertise to integrate IMH across health and education, across policy and practice.
We will have our AGM in Wellington, May 15th, following on from Jean’s presentation. Please consider nomination for Executive – be prepared to contribute time, knowledge, a capacity to listen and to ‘do’, discover skills you may not have known you had, share humour and make new connections in New Zealand and in the world. WAIMH is a big organisation and IMHAANZ is a part of that. IMHAANZ is a place where you can make a positive contribution to those working with infants, young children and their families and consequently a difference for the infants and their whanau.
Enjoy the newsletter, future contributions are always welcome. My thanks to Tanya Wright, Mary Ferguson, Lucie Zwimpfer, Liz Macdonald, Judy Hunter and a recently seconded Sarah Haskell (West Coast) for their tireless and terrific work on the Executive.
Warm regards to all our membership and the wider fraternity working with infants and families –
Denise Guy
President IMHAANZ