January 16, 2018


What is Infant Mental Health (IMH)?

Infant mental health is reflected in appropriate cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Recognizing the unique characteristics of each infant and family and the circumstances in which they live. We characterize good mental health for children (0-5 years) as:

  • Secure Attachments
  • Positive Relationships
  • Confidence
  • Curiosity
  • Effective Communication
  • Increasing Self-Regulation
  • Social Competence
  • Self-Awareness
  • Expressions of Love and Happiness

Infant mental health changes and develops within the context of relationships between infants and caregivers, families, communities, and cultures.

Baby Steps: Trauma & Resilience in Infancy

Friday, January 26, 2018 at 9:30 AM - 3 PM
Viridian Event Center
8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan,Utah 84088
Click the link below for more information and tickets.  
Join us for a day of learning and exploration! We will go over what trauma in infancy looks like and what fosters resilience. At the end of the day, you will leave with a toolkit for things to do to support parents of infants who have experienced trauma (due to medical interventions, abuse or neglect, or other traumatic experiences).

Target audience: Professionals who work with infants and their families (but don't necessarily have a clinical mental health degree), including early intervention specialists, home visitors, those working in childcare, medical professionals, and anyone else working with infants and families!