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Your IECMH Newsletter turns 1 today!! As we all reflect on the ups and downs of the pandemic and systemic oppression that continues, your IECMH newsletter enters the toddlerhood stage. We hope you join us in connecting and exploring relationships for growth and social emotional wellness! 

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.


What is Children's Mental Health Awareness Week (CMHAW)?

CMHAW shines a national spotlight on the importance of caring for every child’s mental health and reinforces that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development.

How can I show my support for IECMH?

Deepen your engagement and bring awareness to IECMH and maternal mental health by learning with us throughout the calendar week! Please feel free to use the Zoom Background we created to be a voice for IECMH!



Early relational experiences lay the foundations for children’s social and emotional well being. Watch this early moment of connection and reflect on what comes up for you!


Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week begins today! Maternal Mental Health is an important part of young children’s mental health. Learn more at Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Color, part of Postpartum Support International.


Early childhood mental health is also about thriving! How can we as providers and systems continue to integrate trauma informed practices alongside families? Watch this video by Marta Casas, Carmen Rosa Noroña and Marcy Safyer.


LUNCH & LEARN 12:30-1:30pm. Get involved with MassAIMH! Bring your expertise and interests, and help to continue our collective goal in the Commonwealth of enhancing emotional health for our youngest and their families.


Integrating diversity informed, culturally humble and responsive practices is foundational to our work. Join Dr. Rosemarie Allen in this detailed hour long recorded webinar on how.


Parenting and caregiving has been challenged this year, and nurturing the nurturers is vital to young children’s mental health. Join Alicia Lieberman in this webinar as she talks about Parenting Under Stress and What Young Children Need to Thrive.


Reflective Supervision/ Consultation is a professional development compass and a pillar for this work! Watch this conversation between Dr. Barbara Stroud and Dr. Marie Claire Hefforn to learn more. To access the best practice guidelines for RS/C, click here


There are a lot of IECMH events happening this week, too!

Department of Mental Health / Zoo New England Wellness Safari: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily the week of May 2, 2021 through May 8, 2021

Ellen Story Commission on Postpartum Depression’s 6th Annual Awareness Day: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 9 am to 11 am. 

Zero to Three Webinar Series: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Policy: Thursday May 6, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Flourishing THROUGH: An Afternoon to Benefit the Mass PPD Fund: Saturday, May 8, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


ECMH Endorsement® applications open on May 14th! We are inviting applications for Endorsement for providers, who primarily work with or on behalf of 3-6 year olds. Please complete the interest form below to join this current cohort!


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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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