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March 13th | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Overview of IMH


Join the First3Years Board (San Antonio Chapter) as they discuss the importance of understanding Infant Mental Health throughout the first years of life! This presentation will highlight the importance of understanding Infant Mental Health and will provide strategies to attendees for their work and home lives.

After this training, you will be able to

– Properly define infant mental health

– Identify facts of infant mental health services

– Discuss theories supporting importance of infant mental health


Patricia Sanchez – Clinical therapist; MA; LPC

Raymond Begay -Juvenile Clinical Case Manager; MA; LPC-1; LCDC-1

Patricia Vargas – Education Family Engagement Specialist; BA

Lilly Alaniz – First3Years SA Chapter Treasurer; MSW; LMSW


San Antonio Area Foundation

303 Pearl Parkway

San Antonio, TX 78215

Save the Date:

May 8th | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Special Needs and IMH

Speaker: Dr. Jillian Pierucci –  Associate Professor of Psychology; Director of Living and Learning Community.

Topic: The impact psychotropic meds have on brain development & overall development

Summer | TBD | TBD

September 11th | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Homelessness and IMH

Speaker: Tina Guajardo – YELC Director at Haven for Hope

Topic: The affect of homelessness on infant mental health

November 13th | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Special Needs and IMH

Speaker: Cathy Wood – SLP

Topic: Young children with special needs and what we should know about their mental health


Lunch is served | CEU credit provided | All meetings held at San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114


“First3Years has provided education workshops for [our] staff and other community partners that work with families and young children. These workshops have equipped our staff to better understand the complex mental health needs of the infants and families we serve.”

-Alison C., WiNGS of Metropolitan Dallas



Individual Food for Thought Sessions

Non-Members: $25

Members: $20

Season Pass for Food For Thought Sessions

Non-Members: $80

Members: $65

Refund Policy: Due to our logistics with vendors and event planning; refunds for an individual ticket must be requested at least five business days prior to the event.


Important Membership Information:

Individual Membership: $65 per year

Group Membership Levels:

Agency 10: $250

Agency 25: $500

Agency 50: $900

Agency 51+: $1,000

Membership Benefits

Free monthly webinars for CEU credits; exclusive access to Expert Sessions

Training discounts

First3Years e-Newsletter

Policy Updates

Research Updates

Networking Opportunities

IMH-E® Credential Opportunities


Questions? Email the San Antonio Chapter at


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