Native American Cultural Competency

“Infant Mental Health & Native American Cultural Competency – The Intersection of Culture, Trauma, and Looking Ahead.” Presented in two parts:  August 5th and August 12th   Pete Hill, ”All Our Relations” Special Initiatives Coordinator at Native American...

Breakfast for Babies – July 23, 2021

 Breakfast for Babies – “Self-Awareness and Liberating Infant Mental Health” – A reflective conversation about THE TENETS:  Diversity- Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children, and their Families. Megan Smith and Erick Stephens, colleagues...

Project Bright Lights

If you know someone who is making a difference in the life of a young child, regarding their mental or physical health, self-esteem or overall care and well-being, please nominate them for Project Bright Lights. 

The Strong Starts Court Initiative: Infant/Toddler Courts in New York City and State

The Strong Starts Court Initiative workshop on April 14th was a great success. NYS-AIMH would like to thank Kiran Malpe, LMSW, and Susan Chinitz, PsyD, for their wonderful training. We would also like to thank all participants who made this event truly memorable. For more information and if you would like to learn more please follow this link 

We at NYS-AIMH hope you are all well and safe.

These are extraordinary times, and there is no better time to remind ourselves of the importance of our families, friends, co-workers, and community. We’re glad you are here! We welcome you to consider this website a place to come together and let our shared work on behalf of children and their caregivers nourish us – now, and in the future. Click the banner above to access our COVID-19 Resource Page.

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Free IECMH Basics Courses for 2021!

Thanks to the generosity of The New York State Council on Children and Families, through a Preschool Development Birth Through Five Renewal (NYSB5-R) grant, which originates with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration of Children and Families. The New York State Association for Infant Mental Health is very pleased to announce: Infant/Early Childhood (IECMH) Basics Course free of charge in 2021! Visit our events page to register today!

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Our Goals for This Year

Increase awareness of the needs of babies within a relational context, build a network of members and inclusive collaborations with statewide stakeholders, launch the NYS-AIMH Endorsement® and much much more…