If infants and toddlers had the capacity to tell us their needs, what would they say? Young children are not directly in the courtrooms, therefore their perspectives can be often ignored and unheard in legal proceedings. How do we know the decisions being made are in the best interest of the child?
As part of the Family Law Initiative, IEMHP has created a video series focusing on understanding infant and early mental health within the judicial system. The video series was developed to inform judges, lawyers and other legal professionals working on cases involving child protection and/or divorce.
Infant Mental Health from the Bench