Infant Mental Health Journal

Cover image for Vol. 37 Issue 4

Edited By: Paul Spicer, PhD

Impact Factor: 1.131

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 58/69 (Psychology Developmental)

Online ISSN: 1097-0355

Society Information


Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health

The mission of MI-AIMH is to promote and support nurturing relationships for all infants. MI-AIMH believes that each infant needs to be nurtured and protected by one or more consistent and stimulating caregivers who enjoy a permanent and special relationship with the baby. This relationship is essential for optimal social, emotional and cognitive growth. MI-AIMH also believes that the failure to provide and maintain nurturing relationships, at least one, during infancy may result in significant damage to the individual and to society.

Therefore, MI-AIMH supports the following positions:

  • Early intervention is an essential social policy, important from both a fiscal and a moral point of view.

  • Early intervention can be effective for the individual infant only if offered in a manner that promotes and supports the infant-caregiver relationship as both the primary source of strength and need.

  • Early intervention can be effective for society as a whole only as it is offered in a manner that is culturally sensitive.

  • Support, training and advocacy for early intervention must become a cooperative venture that bridges traditional cultural, disciplinary, administrative and political boundaries.

    MI-AIMH members receive Infant Mental Health Journal at a discounted rate. Click here for more information or to become a member.


World Association for Infant Mental Health

The World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) is a not-for-profit organization for scientific and educational professionals. WAIMH's central aim is to promote the mental wellbeing and healthy development of infants throughout the world, taking into account cultural, regional, and environmental variations, and to generate and disseminate scientific knowledge.

More specifically, WAIMH seeks to facilitate:

  • Increased knowledge about mental development and disorder in children from conception to three years of age.

  • The dissemination of scientific knowledge about services for care, intervention and prevention of mental disorder, and impairment in infancy.

  • The dissemination of evidence-based knowledge about ways to support the developmental transition to parenthood, as well as the healthy aspects of parenting and caregiving environments.

  • The international cooperation of professionals concerned with promoting the optimal development of infants, as well as the prevention and treatment of mental disorders in the early years.

  • Aspects of research, education, and interventions in the above areas.

    WAIMH members receive Infant Mental Health Journal at a discounted rate. Click here for more information or to become a member.

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