Here for early childhood mental health
Founded in 2001, COAIMH is a nonprofit (501c3) statewide membership organization run by staff and volunteers who work to promote education and research related to infant and early childhood 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.
CoAIMH became an official affiliate of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) in 2002, and a state member of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health (the Alliance) in 2010.
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
COLORADO ASSOCIATION FOR INFANT MENTAL HEALTH NEWS
“CoAIMH creates opportunities for early childhood professionals to reflect, learn and grow.”
“CoAIMH has been the glue to keeping me grounded in Infant Mental Health, providing access to longstanding professional development, and reflective supervision. This Through CoAIMH, I continue to develop my awareness and grow my capacity to work with and support building strong and healthy relationships with the children and families I work with as well as the professional educators who care for infants and toddlers in our Early Care and Education system.”