What is infant mental health?
Put simply, it’s healthy social and emotional development. Children’s first three years are filled with tremendous, rapid development. Their early experiences not only affect how their bodies and brains develop, but also drive their well-being and lifelong outcomes. Strong infant mental health even influences how they will ultimately parent their own children.
“Every day infant and early childhood professionals work with babies and families to promote healthy development, repair relationships, and create a solid foundation for lifelong mental health. It’s difficult and emotional work, and it’s why SCIMHA was founded — to support you in this critical endeavor.”
Kerrie L. Schnake