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 In this January 2022 newsletter, you will find the exciting announcement of MassAIMH Endorsement® now being offered in Spanish too and DC 0-5 statewide training opportunities, along with resources for caregivers.


What is Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health?

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) is the developing capacity from birth to 6 to experience, regulate, and express emotions; to form close relationships; and to explore the environment and learn, all in the context of family, community, and cultural expectations for young children.


Diversity-Informed Tenets

Our work is grounded in the Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children and Families (Tenets) which serves as a compass for operationalizing our policies and practices.


MassAIMH IECMH Endorsement®
MassAIMH Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement® is a nationally recognized credential that highlights acknowledgement of specialized knowledge and expertise for professionals working with or on behalf of families with young children.



MassAIMH Endorsement® now offered in Spanish

We are so excited for this and extend a warm welcome to Veronica Rosa-Sandoval, Spanish Bilingual/Bicultural Endorsement Coordinator 



Hola! My name is Veronica Rosa-Sandoval. I am your very first Bilingual/Bicultural Endorsement Central Service Coordinator with over ten years of experience in the field of IECMH. I have a master’s degree in Social Work and an Infant Mental Health Specialist Endorsement.  During the course of my career, I have worked extensively with “high-risk communities” for many non-profit agencies proudly serving throughout Wayne Metro Detroit. I am certified to train professionals in using the Preschool and Early Childhood Functional Assessment Scale and have extensive comprehensive knowledge in Early Childhood Development & Developmental Delays. One of my biggest accomplishments has been advocating for the BIPOC community, by using my Spanish bilingual skills to bring awareness around topics that affect those who are impacted by inequalities. I am a firm believer that it is our job as professionals and human beings to bring more awareness around Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. Some people may call me “spitfire”, but I say I am just passionate! I hope to continue helping the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health and MassAIMH grow innovatively while maintaining my authenticity. I aspire to keep building connections and professional relationships while collaborating with associates from all AIMHs.  

¡Hola! Mi nombre es Veronica Rosa-Sandoval. Soy su primera coordinadora de servicios centrales de endoso bilingüe / bicultural con más de diez años de experiencia en el campo de IECMH (Salud Mental del Bebe y la Primera Infancia). Tengo una maestría en trabajo social y un endoso de especialista en salud mental infantil. Durante el curso de mi carrera, he trabajado extensamente con "comunidades de alto riesgo" para muchas agencias sin fines de lucro que sirven con orgullo en todo Wayne Metro Detroit. Estoy certificada para entrnar a profesionales en el uso de la Escala de evaluación funcional preescolar y de la primera infancia (PECFAS) y tengo un amplio conocimiento integral sobre el desarrollo de la primera infancia y los retrasos en el desarrollo. Uno de mis mayores logros ha sido abogar por la comunidad BIPOC (gente que se identifica como negro, indígena y persona de color), utilizando mis habilidades bilingües en español para formar reflexión sobre temas que afectan a quienes han sufrido por las discriminaciones. Creo firmemente que es nuestro trabajo como profesionales y seres humanos formar más conciencia sobre la diversidad, la igualdad y la inclusión (DEI). Algunas personas pueden llamarme “furiosa”, ¡pero yo digo que soy una apasionada! Espero seguir ayudando a la Alianza para el Avance de la Salud Mental Infantil y MassAIMH a crecer de manera innovadora mientras mantenga mi autenticidad. Aspiro a seguir creando conexiones y relaciones profesionales mientras colaboro con asociados de todos los AIMH.

Are you interested in seeking the Endorsement® credential? 
Come join us! For office hours in January 2022 offered in Spanish and English. 

January 6th: 8:30-9:30 am
January 13th: 9:30-10:30 am (Spanish)
January 20th: 12-1 pm
January 27th: 9:30-10:30 am (Spanish)


Interested in participating? Register here.
¿Interesado en participar? Registrarse aquí.

   Not available during these times? MassAIMH Endorsement® Coordinator Aditi Subramaniam, can be reached at massaimh.endorsement@gmail.com.

¿No está disponible durante estos horarios? El coordinador de MassAIMH Endorsement®, Aditi Subramaniam, puede ser contactado en massaimh.endorsement@gmail.com.


OFFERING:  DC: 0-5 Clinical Training, Reflective Consultation and Technical Assistance


Building relational wellbeing is about supporting the caregivers and the child. You, the caregivers,  are the most important factor in nurturing your child’s growth and development. Sesame Street in Communities shares a wealth of resources. Check this one below and start the year by building your village.


Link not working? Sign up here!

Thank you!

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Contact Aditi Subramaniam



Massachusetts Department of Mental Health 

25 Staniford Street, Boston MA, 02118

Contact Andrea Gonçalves-Oliveira


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