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 Happy New Year! We are kicking off 2023 with news on upcoming professional development and training opportunities, state highlights and resources on the importance of supporting children on how to identify feelings from early on.

What is Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health?

Embedded in the context of a child’s family, community, and cultural expectations, infant and early childhood mental health refers to the developing capacity from birth to 6 to experience, regulate, and express emotions; to form close relationships; and to explore the environment and learn.


Diversity Informed Tenets
Our collaborative work is grounded in the DIT which serves as a compass for operationalizing our policies and practices.


Professional Development Opportunities


Endorsement is a professional development journey! Come join your colleagues!

Announcing the first cohort for 2023 for endorsement! 

We are excited to announce the roll out of a new cohort for endorsement in Spring 2023. This cohort will also include the new category of Infant/Early Childhood Family Reflective Supervisor!

If you work with or on behalf of young children (0-6 years of age) and their families focused on supporting social emotional wellbeing, we invite you to apply for Endorsement® in either English or Spanish. 

Dates for Spring cohort are:
Application registration deadline: January 27th, 2023
Application submission deadline: March 3rd, 2023


State Highlights:
DC: 0-5 Professional Development Opportunities 



Free DC: 0-5 training on January 25th! 
 Are you looking to participate in a DC: 0-5 Clinical Training? 


Have you participated in clinical training and are looking for continued development opportunities? 
Join us for a Community of Practice Session, where we will have discussions around the implementation and use of the DC: 0-5: 
Click HERE to learn more!

And you can also join us for Reflective Case Consultation Sessions to practice your clinical skills

Click HERE to register.

You can find more information about DC: 0-5 here: https://massaimh.org/dc0-5/ 



Two of our MA colleagues, Andrea Oliveira Goncalves, IECMH Statewide Policy and Initiatives Lead at Dpt. of Mental Health AND Aditi Subramaniam, Associate Director IECMH at MSPCC/MassAIMH  have been selected to attend the prestigious Zero to Three fellowship as part of the 2022-2024 Fellowship cohort. Zero to Three Fellows have the expertise, skills, passion, and commitment to make the world a better place for infants and toddlers. 


Let’s start the new year focusing on feelings. Being able to identify and express emotions is an important skill for young children to learn early on. Check out this video on identifying feelings and a printable activity you can follow-up with:


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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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