Infant Mental Health
What is infant mental health?
"Infant mental health" is defined as the healthy social and emotional development of a child from birth to 3 years.
This is a definition of infant mental health developed by ZERO TO THREE’s Infant Mental Health Task Force. Infant mental health also include the promotion the social emotional wellbeing of other young children as well. Responsive relationships with consistent primary caregivers help build positive attachments that support healthy social-emotional development. These relationships form the foundation of mental health for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
We are devoted to:
- Promotion of healthy social and emotional development
- Prevention of mental health problems
- Treatment of the mental health problems of very young children in the context of their families