IMHP has developed a range of resources to support best practices for enhancing infant mental health practice.
A Call to Action on Behalf of Maltreated Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers in Canada
is a newly released (May 2017!) document designed to equip practitioners with accessible scientific evidence on the importance of the early years for long-term mental health and developmental outcomes, that can be used to advocate for improved policy & practice for children at risk.
IMHP Best Practices and Guidelines present key information and recommendations for professionals on Competencies, Core Prevention and Intervention, and Organizational Policies necessary for providing high quality infant mental health services, and surrounding the issue of Vicarious Trauma in the Workplace.
With Comfort, Play & Teach Resources for Parents and other caregivers, the science of early childhood development is translated into activities and experiences that are practical, easy-to-understand and easy to do to help you support a child’s development. You’ll find activities for developmental stage. Knowing a child’s typical and emerging skills can help you provide appropriate experiences to enhance development. Comfort, Play & Teach is just the place to start.
The Hand in Hand Developmental Support Planning family of resources is full of activities and tips for caregivers to support social and emotional development during the early years, through the creation of a plan that is unique to the child and family. This innovative model of screening and interim service enhancement aims to provide caregivers with concrete strategies to support development where a risk for developmental delay has been identified.
Building on the Hand in Hand Model, Nurturing the Seed is a Developmental Support Planning Model for Working with Indigenous Infants, Children and Families. This resource provides an introductory cultural context for non-Indigenous practitioners to better understand key issues faced by Indigenous families today, and suggestions for strategies to support early mental health and development.
The Simple Gift: Video Series teaching materials present information on infant development, attachment and parent-child relationships in an easy to understand format. These award winning videos are now available in both French and English with a range of printable content including 2 page handouts for parents, now available in several languages.
IMPRINT - The Newsletter of Infant Mental Health Promotion - is a subscription newsletter that provides information on infant development, research, interventions, and resources for infants and their families. Past issues are available for member access.