Indefinite immigration detention is detrimental to the
health and development of infants, AAIMHI says
Media statement 11 November 2015
In its recently released position paper, leading infant advocacy organisation
the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Inc. (AAIMHI) recommended
the immediate release of infants and their parents from detention.
AAIMHI is a national organisation of professionals from many fields who work with infants and their families. Our mission is to work towards improving professional and community recognition that infancy is a critical time for psycho-social development, by promoting:
AAIMHI holds a national conference every year, as well as other workshops and seminars, to enhance knowledge and skills about infancy, 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 quarterly newsletter.
We also develop position statements to support infant mental health professionals and parents. AAIMHI is an associate of the World Association for Infant Mental Health and contributes to international developments and initiatives.
If you have any questions or need to know more, feel free to contact AAIMHI here
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