The Alliance is forming cooperative relationships with organizations whose missions and objectives align.  The Alliance is unique in that it's primary focus is on workforce development strategies for infant/young child-family professionals.

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Fielding Graduate University Infant and Early Childhood Development program

Fielding Graduate University offers a Ph.D. degree focused on Infant and Early Development, specifically related to  issues and challenges that arise in infancy and early childhood and is now pleased to announce its new Masters degree which focuses on infant and early childhood development with an emphasis in mental health. The Masters is designed for professionals from early childhood, mental health, health and early intervention backgrounds who can benefit from this program of studies.   

Fielding Graduate University is an accredited program for graduate studies in a variety of areas including Infant and Early Childhood Development and is a partner with the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.  In light of this collaboration, Fielding offers a variety of courses that address many of the competencies appropriate for those going on towards an Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health® including classes and supervised experience in reflective practice.   Coursework focuses on the development of strong infant and early childhood mental health leaders who envision how they might change practice and policy in the larger national and international arena.  

For more information, please contact: Fielding Graduate University.

Healthy Families America

Ounce of Prevention Fund

Since 1982, the Ounce of Prevention Fund has persistently pursued a single goal: that all American children—particularly those born into poverty—have quality early childhood experiences in the crucial first five years of life.

The Alliance supports & approves The Ounce of Prevention Fund’s online professional development training courses: Achieve OnDemand.  These online, self-paced learning modules count toward in-service training requirements to earn or renew Endorsement®.  While completion of these courses will count toward an Endorsement® application or renewal, they may not fully satisfy a knowledge/skill area.


  • Supervising Home Visitors
  • The Impact of Trauma in Supervising Home Visitors
  • Challenges in Home Visiting: Substance Abuse  
  • Building Engaging and Collaborative Relationships with Families
  • Home Visiting with Families During Pregnancy

Achieve OnDemand™ training offerings include:

  • Foundations of IMH Practice in Home Visiting
  • Basics of Home Visiting
  • The Impact of Trauma in Home Visiting
  • Domestic Violence in Home Visiting
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) Overview & Best Practices