Promoting the Importance of Healthy, Happy Babies is a set of public awareness materials that were developed in 2004 as part of the Infant Mental Health Infrastructure Development Project. The Project was funded by the Family Services Division of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. Thank you to CYFD for permission to share these materials here on the NMAIMH website!
These public awareness materials can be used in a number of ways to stimulate discussion and exploration with practitioners and parents/caregivers about issues and needs related to the social and emotional well-being of our youngest citizens. Creative and thoughtful practitioners have used these materials to:
Explore parents’/caregivers’ ideas about the role they play in supporting the social and emotional well-being of their young children during one-on-one interactions or parent groups;
Create eye-catching displays for use in parent-professional conferences, health fairs, etc. as a way to entice parents to engage in social-emotional screening activities;
Engage in community level, multi-agency discussions about how providers and families can work together to support optimal mental wellness in each young child and his or her family; and