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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

  • June 8th, 2023. Annual General Meeting.
  • Dear members and friends,

    It is time to wrap up another year of connection, learning and hopefully for all of us, meaningful experiences. We invite you to attend our annual general meeting next Thursday, June 8 from 5:15pm to 6:45pm via zoom. There will be a planned discussion which includes a summary of the year’s finances as well as the president’s reporting of the year’s activities. 

    Also very important, election of the executive members will take place on this day and your vote is of essence to establish the new year’s team. Please if you are interested in an executive position or would like to nominate someone, it is important that you attend this meeting or fill out the attached proxy form authorizing someone to vote on your behalf if you cannot be there. 

    Also attached for preview are the Financial Report and the President’s Report. 

    If you have any questions please reach out any time. Otherwise we look forward to seeing you on June 8th and again, we encourage you to participate in this very important meeting which will help shape the new WCAIMH year of learning. 

    Please email aris@develop.bc.ca to get the AGM agenda and/or the Zoom link.

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  • June 6, 2023. Lunch & Learn!
  • Hi everyone,

    We are approaching another month!! And with that, means another Lunch & Learn – time where we can spend one lunch hour each month, together with other clinicians, diving into current research regarding infant mental health. Here is the next article we will tackle as a group: The ethics of infant and early childhood mental health practice (Izaak Lim, Jon Korfmacher, Alison Steier, Charles Zeanah, Paula D. Zeanah). The article can be found here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/share/Y2VXDTR7UJTIQX4CEQIT?target=10.1002/imhj.22055.
    We look forward to your engagement with this article!

    Please email aris@develop.bc.ca for the Zoom link.

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