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Kristin Dunn

MS, CTRS, IECMH-E

About

Kristin serves as the Director of Sector Innovations at AIMHiTN. She earned her bachelor's degree in Child and Families Studies with a minor in Political Science from the University of Tennessee at Martin and her master's degree in Recreational Therapy from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. After graduation, she worked with the Children's Rights Council in Washington, DC, advocating for children's access to both parents. She then provided recreational therapy for adolescents in residential treatment in Chattanooga, TN.


Kristin dedicated ten years to Prevention and Early Intervention Services in Knoxville, TN, contributing to programs like the Healthy Families Home Visiting Program and the Regional Intervention Program. She joined AIMHiTN in 2019 and was part of the leadership cohort that introduced the Infant Mental Health Endorsement® to Tennessee, receiving her endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Mentor-Policy in 2017.


In her current role, Kristin focuses on developing sector-specific IECMH trainings, promoting reflective practice and Endorsement®, identifying IECMH needs in sector-specific practices,, and strengthening the accessibility to training for the workforce. She enjoys sharing knowledge about Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and learning about the progress being made in our communities. .


In her free time, Kristin loves spending time with family and friends, traveling with her husband and daughter, cheering on the Volunteers, and enjoying outdoor activities. Her professional and personal motto is, "Every child (person) should know a little joy every day."

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