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Infant Mental Health concerns the relationships that infants and young children have with their caregivers, usually their parents.  Infant mental health also refers to the capacity to regulate emotions and to explore one’s environment.  Promoting these relationships in a culturally sensitive context is the work of professionals from many disciplines including health, human services and education.  When these earliest relationships are positive, responsive and predictable the stage is set for successful learning in later development.

CT-AIMH News & Events

The Harford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded a 3 year grant of $141,796 to the Connecticut Association of Infant Mental Health, Inc.

The grant, provided through Early Childhood Investments at the Hartford Foundation, is for training, endorsement, and reflective supervision opportunities for childcare providers, home daycare providers, and home visitors that serve children ages 0-5, and their families, in East Hartford.
Read the full press release for more details

SAVE THE DATE: CT-AIMH Annual Meeting and Seminar

Date: April 2017
Presenter: Dr. Linda Mayes, Chair of the Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine and Chief of the Department of Child's Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital
Topic: Early Relationships and Substance Abuse
Location: Woodwinds in Brandford, CT
More Information to Follow

New - Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health, Inc. formed in June 2016

Alliance Announcement & More Information
See our New Alliance Tab above for more information about this exciting advancement of the IMH field!

Kim Shepardson Watson is the 2016 Recipient of the Jane C. Bourns Award

The Center for Early Childhood Education at Eastern Connecticut State University released a new video related to children's social and emotional development

To view Buiding Positive Relationships with Young Children click here and see our Resources page for more information

CT-AIMH Highlighted in an RFP released by the State of Connecticut for Trauma-Informed Therapeutic Child Care

In this RFP, Applicants must be members of CT-AIMH Members and Staff of the selected classrooms will be required to obtain Endorsement through CT-AIMH
See Full RFP for more details


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NEW - Three (3) Reasons Good Infant Mental Health Matters! Interactive Infographic

The Alliance for the Advancement of IMH has created an interactive infographic regarding the importance of IMH. The infographic provides live links to key videos and there is a printable PDF Version as well!

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Who We Are:

The Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health (CT-AIMH) is a professional organization that offers expertise in infant and early childhood mental health. We promote and hold a set of Competency Guidelines®, that when they are met, lead to an Endorsement in Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®.


To provide statewide opportunities to enhance knowledge and promote a positive influence on the social emotional health and development of infants, young children and their families/caregivers.

Mission Related Priorities:

(1) Increase the competency and capacity of the workforce serving infants and young children and their families.
(2) Engage increasingly and visibly in public policy advocacy.
(3) Raise public awareness of the importance of promoting the mental health and wellness of the most vulnerable young children in Connecticut.

Why Join CT-AIMH?

Infants and young children and their caregivers deserve support and services that encourage nurturing relationships. By joining CT-AIMH together we can move forward in creating an infant/early childhood mental health system in Connecticut.

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