In early 2000 the Child Health and Development Institute, a subsidiary of the Children’s Fund of Connecticut, Inc. facilitated a Task Force to assess the needs and plan for promoting the health and mental health of young children in Connecticut. One of the outcomes of that task force was the formation of an infant mental health work group. The first meeting of this group of stakeholders was December 4, 2002. During 2003 the group met monthly to collect and review information from other state Associations for Infant Mental Health, to develop a set of by-laws, and plan for its first meeting. The first meeting of CT-AIMH was in May of 2004, with Dr. Marianne Barton as the keynote speaker.
Our history is best captured in the narrative that we prepared for our 1023 Form submitted to the IRS in our application to become a 501c3 organization. We welcome other states’ use of this document in their planning to establish an infant mental health organization.
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