The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health® is a global organization that includes those states and countries whose infant mental health associations have licensed the use of the workforce development tools, Competency Guidelines® and Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health®, under their associations’ names.
Deborah Weatherston, PhD, IMH-E®, founding Executive Director for the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health, after 38-years of state, national and global leadership in the field of infant mental health plans to step down from her Executive Director role. Read full News Release here.
In February 2018, Healthy Families America (HFA) and the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health (Alliance) joined together in working to promote better outcomes for babies and their families by building a competent workforce. Read the full article 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!
We join the American Academy of Pediatrics in firmly opposing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security proposal reported in the media that would separate immigrant mothers from their children. Read full statement here.
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.
The Alliance is very proud to announce its partnership with Prevent Child Abuse America®, a national organization whose mission is to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children. It is the parent organization for Healthy Families America® with whom the Alliance will work directly. Read the full story here.