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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

  • Upcoming event: WCAIMH Meeting, Feb 13, 2020
  • In this meeting, Amy Ris, Program Coordinator of Fostering early Development and our Board Member of Education, will bring in a variety of IMH resources to share including parent-friendly videos and a new podcast “The Brain Architects” form The Center on the Developing Child (Harvard University), new parent resources from Zero to Three, and the website: www.selmatters.ca (about Social-Emotional Development). Other members are also encouraged to bring their favorite resources as well for a resource sharing night.

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