The California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health assists policymakers, funders and organizations to design and implement high-quality practices that promote the healthy social and emotional development of children under the age of five.
- The California Compendium of Training Guidelines, Personnel Competencies and Professional Endorsement Criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health (PDF) features additional detail and clarification regarding the endorsement process and categories. Additions include charts contrasting all the endorsement categories and clarification on what’s involved in becoming a Reflective Practice Mentor. (Revised 2016)
- The Irving Harris Foundation’s Diversity-Informed Infant Mental Health Tenets (Tenets) is a framework developed specifically for the infant/family workforce created collaboratively by a group of infant mental health workers through a project of the foundation. The original Tenets article notes that in order “to create a just and equitable society for the infants and toddlers with whom its members work, the infant mental health field must intentionally address some of the racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and other inequities embedded in society” (St. John, Thomas, & Noroña, 2012).