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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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WHAT IS INFANT MENTAL HEALTH?

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

  • Feb 11, 2021. Monthly Meeting via Zoom
  • Presenters: Jamie Hack and Nicole Nybo are the Leaders of the Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Departments respectively for the BC Centre for Ability Association.

    Presentation: The Early Intervention Therapy (EIT) Program at the Centre for Ability provides Occupational Therapy (OT), Physiotherapy (PT), Speech Therapy (SLP) and Social Work (SW) services to families with children from newborn to kindergarten entry age who present with a delay in their developmental skills.  Jamie and Nicole will discuss the program’s eligibility criteria, service delivery model and current practices during the COVID 19 pandemic.

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  • Jan 14, 2021 Monthly Meeting via Zoom
  • Jan 14th at 5:15pm where we will welcome Dawn Sather to speak with us about working with young children, considering the “whole story” of what might be going on with the child (right down to the nervous system level) and the relationships that impact the child and potentially speak about the various tools that she uses (e.g., DC: 0-5 for children, working model of the child interview, AAI for parents, etc).

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