Mission & Purpose

The New York State Association for Infant Mental Health (NYS-AIMH) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen and promote social and emotional well-being for all children between the ages of 0-5 in a relational context in New York State. The NYS-AIMH promotes uniform and nationally recognized standards to ensure those engaged in the multidisciplinary fields supporting young children are trained in up-to-date science of child development and relationship-based practices. It provides professional development, creates a statewide competency system, and raises awareness about issues impacting  young children and their families.

The Endorsement holds us to a higher standard of practice. Being endorsed means we are better able to educate families on issues of infant mental health.

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The Endorsement is helpful in implementing state policies and procedures and advocating for children ages 0-5.