IMH Advocacy Awards Conference

Infant Mental Health Advocacy Awards Conference

September 21, 2018

8:30—3:00 PM

United Way Houston | 50 Waugh Dr.  Houston, TX


We are pleased to announce First3Years’ 2018 IMH Advocacy Awards Conference taking place in Houston on September 21st. We are honored to have Dr. Joshua Sparrow present this year’s awards. 


First3Years Members: $90 | Non-Members: $130 | First3Years Membership + Registration Bundle $140


Light Breakfast and Lunch will be provided | 5 CEUs


Register Here!


We are now accepting nominations for this year’s T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award. For details on criteria and/or to nominate an individual please complete this form and return to Natalie Baerwaldt ( Nominations are due by July 1, 2018.


Tentative Agenda

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Registration & Light breakfast

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Morning Keynote with Dr. Sparrow

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM |  IMH Advocacy Award with Dr. Sparrow

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Lunch

12:30 – 2:30 PM | Afternoon Keynote with Dr. Shah

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Closing: TBD


Morning Keynote Speaker | Dr. Joshua Sparrow: Joshua Sparrow, M.D., DFAACAP, is director of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center in the Division of Development of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he holds appointments in Developmental Medicine and Psychiatry. He is a principal investigator for the National Center for Parent, Family and Community Engagement (Office of Head Start, Office of Child Care, ACF, HHS), and part time associate professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. In 2010 he was appointed to the HHS Secretary’s Head Start Research and Evaluation Committee, serves on the American Pediatric Association’s Child Poverty Task Force, and on the American Indian/Alaskan Native (AIAN) Head Start Collaborative Advisory Council.




Afternoon Keynote Speaker | Dr. Prachi Shah: Dr. Prachi Shah, MD is a developmental-behavioral pediatric specialist in Ann Arbor, MI and has been practicing for over 21 years. She graduated from Baylor Coll Of Med in 1997 and specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. The predominant focus of Dr. Shah’s clinical and research work is to support the developmental and behavioral needs of young children born at risk with the majority of her time focused on the developmental and behavioral needs of infants born prematurely. She participates in the Neonatal Followup Clinic as well as the Developmental-Behavioral Clinic.