Infant Mental Health
Welcome to the Irish Association for Infant Mental Health (IAIMH)!
Affiliated with the World Association for Infant Mental Health, IAIMH is a non profit national organisation of professionals from a range of disciplines, who work with infants, toddlers and their families. IAIMH’s mission is to raise awareness about the social and emotional development of babies and toddlers and the importance of early caregiving relationships including the role of families, community and culture. It also supports education, training, research, clinical practice and policy development in the area of infant mental health.
Infant mental health is an important, exciting and rapidly developing interdisciplinary field. Compelling research is now available to demonstrate that infancy is a critical period for psycho-social development and that positive experiences within baby’s first years of life can have lasting benefits across the lifespan.
Web Resource Links:
World Association for Infant Mental Health
Perspectives in Infant Mental Health Publication
Zero To Three – National Centre for Infants and Toddlers and Families
Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health