The Alliance

AAIMH WA is a member of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.

The Alliance is a 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, 30 US IMH associations and 2 international associations (AAIMH WA and the Irish Association for Infant Mental Health) participate.

The Alliance includes the Infant Mental Health Journal (IMHJ) (owned by MI-AIMH) with approximately 3,000 subscribers worldwide, and 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.  

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Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health

AAIMH WA Competency Guidelines and Endorsement®