2020 IMH Advocacy Award Winner

We are excited to announce the winner of the 2020 T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award:

Laura Kender, Chief of Early Childhood Services with My Health My Resources of Tarrant County

In all aspects of her personal and professional life, Laura has gone beyond the call of duty to advance infant mental health and support positive lifetime outcomes for infants, toddlers and their families. Laura’s accomplishments include opening the first HealthySteps program in Texas, as well as the first Family Connects program in North Texas, a home visiting-nurse program for parents of newborns. As the Chief of Early Childhood Services, Laura spearheads a team that serves 14,000+ infants, toddlers, and young children (birth to age 6) annually. In her career, she has created the first-ever local Early Childhood Services Community Advisory Committee.