Healthcare

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:

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Infant Mental Health Home Visiting

Supporting Competencies & Reducing Risks (3rd Ed. 2015)

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Infant Mental Health Journal

Available in print and online!


Interested in Endorsement®?

If you serve infants, toddlers (0-36 months) and their families, you can apply for Endorsement® as an Infant Family Associate.

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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.

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