The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health® is a global organization that includes infant mental health associations who offer the credential: Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health®.
Twenty-nine IMH state associations and two international associations are members of the Alliance.
A mental health screening instrument, the scale provides indicators of mother-infant (father-infant or caretaker-infant) attachment. The scale screens for conditions as diverse as lack of infant responsiveness in autism or parental avoidance in child neglect, and can guide treatment. The scale is free. English, Spanish and French versions are given. Learn more.
In the Fall 2018 issue of the Active Learner, our latest article, “Early Intervention Professionals: What Does it Mean to be Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Informed?” is featured on page 27. Read more.
The answer to that question was linked to the following seven areas: identity, cross-systems collaboration, competency-informed training, reflective supervision capacity, a sound organizational structure, policy and higher education. Read the full report here.
We are excited to share some wonderful new Endorsement® resources! The Florida Association for Infant Mental Health (FAIMH) partnered with the Alliance to have a series of webinars created. Watch the webinars here.
2017 was a monumental year for the Alliance! The Board of Directors moved forward with energy and determination to strengthen the Alliance’s mission to build and sustain a reflective, skilled, culturally competent, and relationship-based workforce that supports infants, young children, and their families. Read now!
Professionals and members of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) who work with infants and parents within different cultures and societies, affirm that there is a need to recognize specific Rights of Infants. Click here to read more.