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SCIMHA is a multidisciplinary association of professionals working to promote nurturing relationships for South Carolina’s infants, young children and their families through resources, policies and practices to foster healthy social-emotional development and well-being.


What exactly does infant and early childhood mental health mean?
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health is the developing capacity of the child from birth to 5 years old to form close and secure adult and peer relationships; experience, manage, and express a full range of emotions; and explore the environment and learn—all in the context of family, community, and culture. Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health is also a term used to describe the full continuum of services and supports (i.e., promotion, prevention, and treatment) necessary to promote healthy development, prevent mental health problems, and treat mental health disorders. ~ZERO TO THREE

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

—Frederick Douglas

What About The Baby?
A position paper regarding the opioid crisis


Children At The Border
A statement from ZERO TO THREE
in regard to the issue of children being separated from their parents at the border

Children Are At Risk of Mental Health Issues After A Disaster
Pertinent information from the CDC given the current crisis in America


SCIMHA is a 501(c)3 organization

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