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This month we celebrate 100+ professionals endorsed in the state!

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.


Let's celebrate them and the incredible impact of their important work.

This month marks an important milestone for MA that will positively impact the relational wellbeing of young children and families for generations to come. In the past three years since our Endorsement Kick-Off in May 2019, MassAIMH in collaboration with MSPCC has worked hard to grow capacity to support the launch and implementation of the Endorsement for Culturally Relevant, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health® in MA. 

We wouldn't be here without you, the MANY leaders, partners, communities, organizations and individual professionals who have and continue to support this work along the way since we embarked on this diversity informed journey of recognizing and honoring the expertise and service of infant and early childhood mental health professionals in MA!

We are grateful. 

We are proud to share that the 106 professionals endorsed represent diversity in race, ethnicity, scope of service, geography, linguistic capacity and gender. We have more collective work to do in service of our young children and families across the Commonwealth.

We want to thank Boston Children's Hospital Birth to Five Child Health and Development Initiative for the funding to make this possible.


Celebrate Babies Week Event Announcement!

Celebrate Babies Week is October 17-22nd. In honor of Celebrate Babies Week 2022, join us for a Speaker Series event with Dr. Jessica Pryce on Strengthening Families Using a Racial Equity Lens. This Speaker Series presentation is being offered as a partnership with JF&CS and MassAIMH.



State Highlights:
DC: 0-5 Professional Development Opportunities 

Are you looking to participate in a DC: 0-5 Clinical Training?

Have you participated in a clinical training and are looking for continued development opportunities?
Join us for a Community of Practice Session, where we will have discussions around 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.


October is the month of Halloween. So many children love this holiday, but also for many, it can bring up fears, sensory issues and overwhelm. Here are some tips to help littles ones, during this Halloween season:

Ease Young Kids Into Halloween

Halloween Challenges for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues

Halloween Safety Tips


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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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