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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 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.


DC: 0-5 Reflective Case Consultation
If you are interested in this opportunity, please register before March 14th, 2021.

 New DC 0-5 Training Opportunity
DC: 0-5 Virtual Clinical Training, Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 3:30 PM

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.

Do you work on behalf of families with children 3-6 years of age? MassAIMH invites applications for IECMH Endorsement® for May 2021. 
Endorsement® is a professional development journey! Come join us!


Caregiver Resource Corner

CDC: Learn the Signs, Act Early

The CDC has a program called, Learn the Signs. Act Early, which helps parents celebrate their children’s milestones and learn when to ACT EALY if their child is delayed in reaching developmental milestones. The CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early website offers free monitoring materials in English and Spanish for children 2 months to 5 years of age that are colorful, easy to use, and evidenced-based.  
Check out the CDC’s website for free materials, such as children’s books and checklists.

The CDC also has a free “Milestone Tracker App” and a Facebook page called Milestones Matter. Learn about your child’s development today!

Postpartum Support and Healing Group

It's a tough time to be home with a new baby -- talk with other parents in the same boat! EVERY MONDAY at 5pm ONLINE AND OPEN TO ALL -- not just on the Cape. Led by the wonderful leaders who know what it's like!

Group Peer Support: https://zoom.us/j/84869396577

Password: 260813

We Can Be A Part of Your Village

The Southeast Massachusetts Infant Mental Health Taskforce created a video campaign talking about the importance of IMH and services available in their region. Check-out the video and forward along to your contacts!

COVID-19 Testing for Child Care

Beginning the first week of February, COVID-19 testing will be available at locations throughout Massachusetts at no cost to childcare employees, children, and household members with results in 48 hours or less.

The MA AAP Chapter, through their Children and Adolescent Health Initiative Workgroup, have developed a comprehensive recommendation plan to inform the next MassHealth 1115 Waiver. See here.

Written comments, suggestions, and ideas for the next 1115 Waiver, can be emailed to masshealth.innovations@mass.gov. Please aim to send any input by early March. MassHealth will be posting updates, including materials from the previous Open Discussion, on the MassHealth Innovations webpage: 


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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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