Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement®
The Competency Guidelines for Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health® (Endorsement) are internationally recognized credentials that support and recognize the development and proficiency of professionals who work with or on behalf of pregnant women, young children, birth up to 6-years old, and their families. Infant Mental Health Endorsement® (IMH-E®) and Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement (ECMH-E®) are based on a set of competencies designed to support and enhance culturally sensitive, relationship focused practice within the framework of infant/early childhood mental health (IECMH).
The NC Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Association (NCIMHA) knows that working with this population requires specialized training and experience, and IMH-E® ensures professionals have attained a certain level of expertise with 0-6-year-olds and their families. IMH-E® and ECMH-E® are relevant for professionals across disciplines including early care and education, early intervention, home visitation, medicine, child welfare, mental health, policy, academia, and more.
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NCIMHA is committed to working towards diversity, equity, inclusion, and access for all professionals that the Endorsement® seeks to support and engage.
Beginning in spring 2022, IMH Endorsement® will: