Update #2: Focus groups reminder

Update: Aug. 30, 2016

Reminder: focus group sessions

Please mark your calendar for our next meetings with the Infant Mental Health Community and Barnard Center friends and supporters. If you are unable to join us in person, please feel free to join the meeting by Zoom online meeting. You will be able to see and hear the presentations and participate in the discussion remotely.

Session 1

3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016
Magnuson Health Sciences Center, T-332 (located off the School of Nursing lobby)
Reservations are requested by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. Email bcimhd@uw.edu.

Zoom instructions:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uwson.zoom.us/j/3852002520

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,3852002520# or +16465588656,3852002520#

Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 385 200 2520
International numbers available: https://uwson.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=RL345IGkVzS5hS4_t6uUXdTECsMptBwz

Session 2

10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016
Magnuson Health Sciences Center, T-332 (located off the School of Nursing lobby)
Reservations are requested by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19. Email bcimhd@uw.edu.

Zoom instructions:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uwson.zoom.us/j/3852002520

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,3852002520# or +16465588656,3852002520#

Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 385 200 2520
International numbers available: https://uwson.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=RL345IGkVzS5hS4_t6uUXdTECsMptBwz

Dr. Pam Mitchell, executive associate dean, and Jen Thompson, chief operating officer, will co-lead the meetings. The agenda for both meetings is the same and includes:

  • Background about the Barnard Center and the decision to pause operations
  • Group discussion about center sustainability
  • Group input on the center’s mission and goals in context of current field needs, political climate and Kathryn Barnard’s original intent

Discussion notes will be posted on the Barnard Center website after the meeting. We look forward to your suggestions and input!

Graduate certificate

As many of you know, we are temporarily not accepting applications for the Infant Mental Health graduate certificate so that we conduct an independent analysis of the program. We are in the process of hiring a consultant to help with this process and hope to have more details soon.

This consultant would, in coordination with the infant mental health community, analyize the strengths and weaknesses of the current curriculum and lead a benchmarking study to review other infant mental health program offerings in various formats available across the country. The result of the study would help inform the best course of action to address the program’s structure and to enhance its sustainability. It will also inform strategies for re-envisioning the curriculum that would meet the market’s expectation and attract highly qualified applicants.