Welcome to AAIMHI

AAIMHI is a national organisation of professionals from many fields who work with infants, young children and their families. Our mission is to work towards  improving professional and community recognition that infancy and early childhood is a critical time for the development of emotional, physical and mental health.

AAIMHI is affiliated with the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) and contributes to international developments and initiatives.

AAIMHI organises regular national conferences as well as workshops and seminars to enhance knowledge about social and emotional development in 0 to 3-year-olds and develop skills to assist families and communities to build nurturing and strong relationships with their infants and young children.

AAIMHI works with other agencies on advocacy and educational initiatives, responds to Government inquiries and reports relating to infancy and provides information to members through its website and newsletter.

AAIMHI also develops position statements and guidelines to support Infant Mental Health professionals and parents.

Early Relationships Matter

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We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of Australia and pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future
for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australia.

    

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Infants in Immigration Detention

Infants in Immigration Detention

Perspectives in Infant Mental Health (2015) report AAIMHI's Position Paper on Infants in Immigration Detention.

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Budget's Paid Parental Leave changes overlook infant social and emotional wellbeing

Budget's Paid Parental Leave changes overlook infant social and emotional wellbeing

AAIMHI's response to Federal Government's radical changes to its Paid Parental Leave Scheme. 26th May 2015

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AAIMHI WA Competency Guidelines

AAIMHI WA Competency Guidelines

AAIMHI WA launched the AAIMHI WA Competency Guidelines in March 2015. Deborah Weatherston from Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health was guest speaker at the launch.  AAIMHI WA is the first international IMH association to purchase the licence for the MiAIMH Competency Guidelines.

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Upcoming Events

Working Model of the Child Interview
Working Model of the Child Interview

WMCI 3 day training with Julie Larrieu in Queensland. Learn how to administer, synthesize and clinically interpret the interview.

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International Marce conference
International Marce conference

26-28th September, 2016 Melbourne

Frontiers in Perinatal Mental Health – looking to the future

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