During the month of October:
CT-AIMH sent an eblast to members and infant mental health professionals and asked them “Why do you celebrate babies?” We received so many amazing responses from our colleagues! Here are a few examples:
- Babies provide opportunities for growth, not only within themselves but for their parents and caregivers. They are a symbol of hope for new beginnings and have limitless possibilities. How quickly their brains grow and develop, how they begin to learn about the world, and how trust is formed are some absolutely incredible parts of their early lives.
- Babies are the human form of possibilities. The first year of life sets the stage for who they will become as children, adolescents, and adults. When we celebrate babies, we provide an environment that supports bonding and social/emotional connections to help them build healthy relationships, not just for today, but for life.
- Because they are our future and our joy.
We then selected 2 respondents, at random, and they received a free ticket to attend the CT-AIMH Fall Conference on November 15, 2018. We will be sure to share some additional responses with participants at the CT-AIMH Fall Conference.
This campaign was the work of the CT-AIMH Education and Promotion Committee. Special thanks to them for coordinating this effort to Celebrate Babies! If you want more information about this committee, please check our website: