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Who we are

Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health, Inc. began its leadership work in 2001 and received its 501c(3) non profit status in 2009.  CT-AIMH offers professional development opportunities to those working with infants and young children and their families assisting them to support and enhance responsive relationships, to promote culturally sensitive practice, and to reflect on their work with families and their young children.


CT-AIMH promotes competency in the infant/toddler/family workforce by offering an Endorsement in Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®.  Connecticut is one of 21 states and one country to offer this endorsement that was initiated by the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health and in 2006 received the Annapolis Coalition for the Behavioral Health Workforce award for innovation in workforce development.

Mission

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.