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Your IECMH Newsletter turns 3 today! Thank you to all who have been following along in the last 3 years and a big welcome to new friends! We hope to grow with you and provide you with information you find helpful in your roles! We would love to hear from you with feedback. Please email us with what else you want to see in Your IECMH Newsletter!

What is Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health?

In the context of a nurturing foundational relationships within a family’s culture and community, infant and early childhood mental health 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

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





Shining a light on the importance of caring for every child’s mental health, wellbeing in the context of their relationships.

Please feel free to use the Zoom Background we created to be a voice for IECMH! You can find the background below. 

Join us in bringing awareness to young children’s social-emotional well-being and early relational wellbeing. 

Another way to show your support might be by engaging with the content below and sharing with your colleagues and friends!

Early relational experiences lay the foundations for children’s social and emotional well being. Watch this seven year old, Molly Wright, the youngest advocate for early childhood mental health! 

Maternal Health Equity and Well-Being – free, live webinar series that will take place May – July. The series is designed around the Perinatal Maternal Health Promotion Model and will include information about physical recovery, maternal health warning signs, mental health and wellness, maternal and home visitor self-care, and systems of social support. The series is grounded in racial equity and social justice. Register here 

Are you already familiar with HandHoldMA.org This website was created by professionals in partnership with parents to be a guide for children’s emotional well-being. Did you know that this website has been expanded to reflect the needs of younger children? Explore more here.

Are you curious about the Infant /Early childhood Mental Health Endorsement® (I/ECMH-E®)?! We invite you to take 11-minutes and watch a brief webinar that addresses Please let us know if you have any questions by reaching out to us at massaimh.endorsement@gmail.com

2023 May Mental Health Month In-person Storytimes!  
Join Vital Villages at any of these six upcoming in-person storytimes, at different Boston Public Library branch locations, for songs, book readings, and free book giveaways! No registration required. Learn more here


Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RS/C) is a foundational therapeutic ingredient for all of us as we support families and young children. Learn more about RS/C in this short video. MSPCC / MassAIMH Partnership offers resources and engagements in RS/C. Connect with us here: 

It’s never too early to begin talking about mental health. Early childhood is a time when young ones are learning about emotions and finding ways to express them. This fun and engaging educational program, designed for ages 4 to 10, helps adults open a positive conversation about feelings with children. Learn more here. 



Professional Development Opportunities

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

If you work with or on behalf of young children (0-6 years of age) and their families, we invite you to apply for Endorsement®.


State Highlights:
DC: 0-5 Professional Development Opportunities 


Have you participated in a DC 0-5 clinical training and are looking for continued development opportunities? 

Have you been trained in the DC: 0-5? Are you seeking more support and a community to support your integration and practice of this tool? If so, join us on June 6th at 12pm! Register here:


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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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