Additional Links & Resources
Harvard Center on the Developing Child
Explaining the Science of Early Brain Development – ReadyNation has partnered with the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University to produce a series of tools to help advocates explain the scientific research behind early brain development and the importance of investing in our youngest citizens. The new resources include an annotated PowerPoint, several videos, and fact sheets with accompanying talking points.
Harvard Center on the Developing Child was founded in 2006 on the belief that the vitality and sustainability of any society depend on the extent to which it expands opportunities early in life for all children to achieve their full potential and engage in responsible and productive citizenship. We view healthy child development as the foundation of economic prosperity, strong communities, and a just society, and our mission is to advance that vision by using science to enhance child well-being through innovations in policy and practice. This website provides a number of fact sheets, video clips, and other resources that contribute greatly to the field of infant and early childhood mental health.
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age five. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.
New Mexico Association for Play Therapy (NMAPT) is an association to advance the psychosocial development and mental health of all people in all nations through play and play therapy by promoting: (1) the understanding and valuing of play and play therapy, (2) the effective practice of play therapy through training, research, and support, (3) the recognition, incorporation, and preservation of diversity in play therapy, and (4) the development and maintenance of a strong professional organization to accomplish these objectives.
World Association for Infant Mental Health
The World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) is a not-for-profit organization for scientific and educational professionals. The central aim of the organization is to promote the mental well-being and healthy development of infants throughout the world, taking into account, cultural, regional, and environmental variations, and to generate and disseminate scientific knowledge. NMAIMH, as an organization, is an affiliate of the WAIMH, and several members of our state organization also maintain membership in the WAIMH. A World Congress is hosted by WAIMH every two years in a different country with the 15th World Congress being held in Prague May 29 through June 2, 2016.
Members of the Alliance
As of December, 2016:
- Alaska Infant Toddler Mental Health Association
- Arizona: Infant Toddler Children’s Mental Health Coalition
- Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health
- Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health
- Hawaii Association for Infant Mental Health (Competencies only)
- Idaho Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
- Indiana Association for Infant and Toddler Mental Health
- Iowa Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
- Kansas Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
- Massachusetts Association for Infant Mental Health (Competencies only)
- Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (originators & copyright holders)
- Minnesota Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health
- Mississippi is in the process of establishing an IMH association
- New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health
- New York State Association for Infant Mental Health
- Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health
- Oregon Infant Mental Health Association
- Pennsylvania Association for Infant Mental Health
- Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health
- Association for Infant Mental Health in Tennessee
- First3Years Texas (formerly Texas Association for Infant Mental Health)
- Washington Association for Infant Mental Health
- West Virginia Infant/Toddler Mental Health Association
- Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health
- Virginia Association for Infant Mental Health
- Australian Association for Infant Mental Health – Western Australia
This website contains links to other websites which are external to the NMAIMH. Users are advised to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability, and correctness of information contained in the websites they choose to access. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for their being aware of which organization is hosting the site they visit. External links are provided as a service to NMAIMH Membership and do not necessarily reflect the position of, or endorsement by, the NMAIMH.