What We Do

ADVOCATE.   MI-AIMH puts babies first. We ensure they thrive in loving, nurturing, and secure relationships that matter for health, happiness, learning, and life. We speak up for babies at the family, community, and policy level.

EDUCATE.    We educate and support the nation’s largest network of infant mental health professionals. We offer competency-based professional development through our biennial conference, training series, and individual workshops. MI-AIMH provides learning opportunities for thousands of early intervention, health care and early education professionals who use IMH principles in working and caring for infants and their families. We train hundreds more IMH specialists who provide intensive IMH services to pregnant women, infants, toddlers and families.

ENDORSE.    We offer the nationally- and internationally-recognized MI-AIMH Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive Relationship Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health® (IMH-E®), that rigorously validates a provider’s education, qualifications, practical and reflective experiences promoting infant mental health interventions.

EQUIP.    20 U.S. states have licensed the use MI-AIMH’s Infant Mental Health Competency Guidelines as a blueprint for IMH training leading to Endorsement®. We publish the Infant Mental Health Home Visiting (IMH-HV) manual, the peer-reviewed Infant Mental Health Journal and innovative infant mental health tools and resources, such as the Baby Stages Wheels (a developmental tool for parents) and the Baby Bench Card (a tool to help family law attorneys and judges make better decisions regarding babies in the child welfare system).

DIVERSIFY.    MI-AIMH strengthens and supports a diverse infant mental health-informed workforce, engaging professionals who represent many different cultures, ethnicities, disciplines and service communities. These professionals support pregnant women, infants, toddlers, and families in a variety of ways, integrating IMH principles in their work with families.