Your IECMH Newsletter for this month highlights professional development resources, trainings, and opportunities for community engagement.
As we gently walk into Spring, we are collaborating with partners to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and would love to hear from you below.
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.
Our collaborative 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.