Being infant mental health informed means using knowledge, skills and reflective experiences to guide our work with infants, toddlers, and families.
In healthcare, this means:
- Providing comprehensive, compassionate, culturally effective care that integrates behavioral health and relationship needs of infants, toddlers, and parents when either one presents for service
- Offering preventive care that systematically screens for parental depression, signs of toxic stress, developmental milestones, and provides bridges to services that are offered within a relationship-based context when indicated
Suggested resources for IMH-informed healthcare workers:
Interested in Endorsement®?
If you serve infants, toddlers (0-36 months) and their families, you can apply for Endorsement® as an Infant Family Associate.
MI-AIMH offers a professional home for IMH-informed healthcare professionals.
Become a MI-AIMH member and plug-in to a network of over 1,000 professionals who also care about the well-being of babies and families.