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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WAIMH Position Paper on the Rights of Infants

WAIMH Position Paper on the Rights of Infants

WAIMH affirms that the UNCRC in addressing the rights of children, does not sufficiently differentiate the needs of infants and toddlers from those of older children, in that infants and toddlers are totally dependent upon the availability of consistent and responsive care from specific adults for the adequate development of their basic human capacities.

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Ann Morgan Prize 2016

Ann Morgan Prize 2016

The Victorian Branch of AAIMHI is again offering the Ann Morgan writing prize this year which is open to all AAIMHI members nationally. You are invited to submit your writing by 30th June 2016.
 

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All in the Mind Radio National broadcast

All in the Mind Radio National broadcast

Sally Watson (President of AAIMHI) was guest speaker on 'All in the Mind' program on Infant Mental Health presented by Lynne Malcolm.
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Upcoming Events

NBAS 2 day training
NBAS 2 day training

NSW Branch is offering a 2 day training in the Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS) on Saturday 29th October and Sunday 30th October.  The training will be held at Wesley Hospital in Ashfield. The scale represents a guide that helps parents, health care providers and researchers understand the newborn's language. The training is recommended for any practitioner working with neonates and their parents.

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Julie Larrieu Working Model of the Child training
Julie Larrieu Working Model of the Child training

27-29th October 2016. Over three days, Julie Larrieu will present the WMCI - a clinical interview that assesses how a caregiver perceives, feels, and thinks about his or her child and their relationship. Participants will be taught to administer, synthesize, and clinically interpret the interview.

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