AAIMHI WA is a member of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.
What Is The Alliance?
The Alliance is a newly forming, formal, global organisation that includes those states and countries whose infant mental health (IMH) associations have licensed the use of the Competency Guidelines® and Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health® from the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH). Each IMH association that purchases a licence becomes a member of the Alliance, with representation in the governance of the organisation. To date, 23 US IMH associations and 1 international association participate.
Of additional importance, and because of its national and international reach, the Alliance includes the Infant Mental Health Journal (IMHJ) (owned by the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health) with approximately 3,000 subscribers worldwide. Equally important is Early Attachments: IMH Home Visiting®, also developed in Michigan, and unique in its use of infant-parent psychotherapy (IPP) when working with very high-risk infants and their families. Both are important components of the Alliance, contributing to the promotion of IMH nationally and internationally.