We are listing some web sites of state and national resources that we hope you will find helpful in your work to embed culturally sensitive and relationship-focused practice into your work place click here
Please click to find hand outs and resources from previous conferences and papers relevant to infant mental health. click here
To find a list of our publications and reports click here
Resources for Professionals & Families in the After-math of the Newtown Tragedy
We are holding the parents and children in Newtonw in our hearts and prayers. For those of you working with these families who are experiencing pain, grief, sorrow, and trauma, we provide some links to resources particularly relevant to very young children.
Our own Dr. Kyle Pruett, clinical psychiatrist, a dear friend of infant mental health, and consultant to The Village for Children, has prepared some suggestions for you and those you care for. Some important messages he offers:
1. Limit screen time
2. Listen and watch for what you think your young children are feeling and thinking – even the youngest children are sensitive to changes in their families
Zero to Three shared this information about coping after exposure to trauma.
This is a video from Dr. Alan Kazdin, Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry and the Director of the Yale Parenting Center, which presents an interview where he discussed how parents can best support their young children. He highlights the importance of hugging and holding our young children.
From the New Jersey Infant Mental Health Association, Gerard Costa prepared this document following Hurricane Sandy.
Good, developmentally appropriate responses, with some focus on infants, toddlers and preschoolers, have been provided by the National Children’s Trauma and Stress Network:
Early Childhood Trauma
Age-Relates Responses to Stress