Who We Are

The Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the well-being of infants, toddlers, and families.

MI-AIMH is the professional home for over 1,000 members across multiple disciplines, and serves 600+ IMH-Endorsed® professionals across Michigan.

Founded in 1977, MI-AIMH is a world-leader in promoting relationship-focused services for infants, toddlers, and families. Our passion is to ensure that early relationship experiences are secure and nurturing.

MI-AIMH provides competency-based training for the infant and early childhood professional community. We work to build a highly-trained infant mental health-informed workforce through MI-AIMH Endorsement®, recognizing culturally sensitive, relationship-based practice.

MI-AIMH advocates for policies that affect the healthy development of infants and young children. We publish resources for practitioners, researchers, and families, including the peer-reviewed Infant Mental Health Journal.


MI-AIMH’s mission is to promote and support nurturing relationships for all infants, toddlers and their families.


Our vision is that every infant is nurtured and protected by one or more consistent caregivers who enjoy a permanent and special relationship with the baby. This relationship is essential for optimal social, emotional and cognitive growth.