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.

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.


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