Being infant mental health informed means using knowledge, skills and reflective experiences to guide our work with infants, toddlers, and families.
In early intervention, this means understanding:
- That infants and toddlers learn best through everyday experiences and interactions with familiar people in familiar contexts
- Which assessment and intervention practices can build upon the very young child’s primary relationships which are foundational for healthy development in all domains
- That an important role of the service provider is to work with and support family members in the infant and very young child’s life
Suggested resources for IMH-informed early intervention professionals:
Birth to 3 years
A Dad’s Guide to Fun with Your Baby
Training Companion for Baby Stages
Interested in Endorsement®?
If you serve infants, toddlers (0-36 months) and their families, you can apply for Endorsement® as an Infant Family Associate. If you receive Reflective Supervision/Consultation about your work, you can apply for Endorsement® as an Infant Family Specialist.
MI-AIMH offers a professional home for IMH-informed early intervention 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.