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Welcome to WCAIMH!

We are glad you have found us!


WCAIMH meets regularly to share information, resources and connect with each other to promote optimal practices in infant mental health. Here, you can find information for parents and professionals, as well as our monthly events.

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In infancy and early childhood, nurturing family relationships provide the foundation for social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. The resulting positive infant mental health is key to long term relationships and mental health. Early positive relationships can lead to resilience in the face of life’s challenges.


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WCAIMH promotes:

  • The idea that infancy is a sensitive period in development
  • Increased knowledge about development in children from conception to five years of age
  • The dissemination of evidence-based and experience-based knowledge to support parents in healthy caregiving and providing nurturing environments for children
  • The cooperation and collaboration of professionals concerned with promoting optimal development of infants and young children

Upcoming Events

  • November 10th, 2022. “Promoting Social Emotional Development in the Early Years” with Dr. Angela Low
  • Happy Fall Members and Friends! We would like to remind you of our upcoming meeting on Thursday, November 10th, starting at 5:15pm – 6:45pm. We are so happy to welcome Dr. Angela Low, Provincial Lead for Early Years Health and Wellness at Child Health BC, who is overseeing the development and implementation of Feelings First, a provincial program to promote social and emotional development in the early years. She also works alongside other health promotion programs for young children. Angela will speak to upcoming opportunities to get involved in this project, talk about a few resources she can offer you that may be of interest to you. She will allow time for Q&A. Angela is also an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include emotional processes behind learning (particularly the discrete emotions of shame and guilt) and social and emotional development in children and parents.

    If you are a current member, you should receive an email with a Zoom link early next week. Please contact aris@develop.bc.ca for any inquiries. Looking forward to learning together!

    *UPDATE – this meeting has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. As we traditionally break in December, we look forward to our next regular meeting in the New Year!

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  • October 13th, 2022. “All things Jordan’s Principle” with Simone Starr
  •  For our October meeting, we will have WCAIMH executive committee member, Simone Starr (OT), discuss Jordan’s Principle (what is it, how to access it, etc). We are looking forward to diving into this conversation with everyone! Here are the meeting details:

    Topic: October 2022 WCAIMH Meeting: Simone Starr (OT) presents on Jordan’s Principle

    Time: Oct 13, 2022 05:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    For the Zoom link, please contact Amy Ris at aris@develop.bc.ca.

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