Four Pathways to Endorsement®
Each Infant Mental Health Endorsement® category has specific work, education, in-service training and reflective supervision/consultation requirements, specific to 0-36 month olds and their families. In addition, Endorsement® applicants will demonstrate achievement of competencies, as defined in the desired category. This chart represents only a summary of the IMH Endorsement® categories. Detailed information specific to each category can be downloaded from the links below.
Download the Requirements for each Category:
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Resources: Endorsement Webinars
This brief webinar answers the question "What is Infant Family Associate Endorsement®?" and walks through the steps to consider if this category is right for you.
This brief webinar answers the question "What is Infant Family Specialist Endorsement®?" and walks through the steps to consider if this category is right for you.
Resources: Building a Competent Workforce
Funk, S., Weatherston, D., Warren, M., Schuren, N., McCormick, A., Paradis, N., & Van Horn, J. (2017) Endorsement®: A national tool for workforce development in infant mental health. Zero to Three Journal, 37 (3), 50 - 57.
Fyall Cardenas, J. & Tanco, I. (2016). Elevating the field of early childhood education through endorsement®: An International standard of excellence in infant mental health. Early Years, 37 (2), 63 - 64.
- Priddis, L.E., Matacz, R., & Weatherston, D. (2015). Building a workforce competency-based training program in infant/early childhood mental health. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36 (6), 623-631.
- Weatherston, D.J., & Paradis, N. (2011). Defining Professional Competency in the Infant Mental Health Field. Journal of ZERO TO THREE, 32 (1), 37-43.
- Weatherston, D., Kaplan-Estrin, M., & Goldberg, S. (2009). Strengthening and recognizing knowledge, skills, and reflective practice: the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Competency Guidelines® and Endorsement® process. Infant Mental Health Journal, 30(6), 648-663.
- Weatherston, D.J., Dowler Moss, B., & Harris, D. (2006). Building Capacity in the Infant and Family Field Through Competency-Based Endorsement: Three States’ Experiences. Journal of ZERO TO THREE, 26(3), 4-13.