COAIMH is a nonprofit organization of volunteers who work to promote education and research related to infant mental health and facilitate networking and cooperation among those concerned with the optimal development of infants and infant-caregiver relationships. We also strive to advocate for use of scientifically-based programs of care, intervention, and prevention of mental impairment in infancy and support local and state policies that promote family and infant mental health.
Infant Mental Health is the developing capacity of an infant or young child to:
- Develop close and secure relationships with others
- Actively explore the environment and learn
- Experience, express and regulate a full range of both positive and negative emotions
The Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health (CoAIMH) is a 501.c3, nonprofit, membership organization that was founded in 2001. CoAIMH became an official affiliate of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) in 2002.
Membership in CoAIMH is open to all disciplines and to all those who reside in Colorado and can provide evidence of some expertise in and dedication to the field of infancy.