Mission Statement

Our vision is that one day all children will be emotionally healthy, equipped to learn, and nurtured to develop their full potential.

Our purpose is to help implement this vision by defining the need, investigating what interventions are most effective, translating these research findings into public policy, integrating infant mental health services into current programs throughout the state, building a cadre of infant mental health specialists, establishing training opportunities, securing adequate, on-going funding, and continuing to evaluate the long-term impacts in the community.

Our work diligently addresses the needs, develops a plan, secures the resources, and provides services necessary for strengthening the emotional development of young children. A brighter future for Florida's children can be achieved with a greater investment and collective commitment to prevention and early intervention.

For more information, download:
Florida's Strategic Plan for Infant Mental Health in PDF format.

What is infant mental health? in PDF format.

FAIMH by Laws in PDF format.

Visit FAIMH's YouTube channel! Weblink.

Key Conferences & Dates:
2015 FAIMH Key Events in PDF format.

  • October 14, 2015 FAIMH Chapter Chair Call 12-12:30pm
  • October 21, 2015 FAIMH FAIMH Board Meeting 9am-12pm
  • October 21-23, 2015“First 1,000 Days” Florida Partners Conference
  • October 22, 2015 FAIMH Annual Members Meeting 7:30am-8:30am
  • November 9-11, 2015 International Association for Studies of Attachment
  • November 18, 2015 FAIMH Board Call 12-12:30pm
  • December 2-4, 2015 Zero to Three’s Annual National Training Institute

  • Coming 2016

  • May 29 – June 2, 2016 15th World Congress WAIMH in Prague
  • December 7-9, 2016 Zero to Three’s Annual National Training Institute

  • Course Offering:

    Infant Strange Situation

    Dates: November 3-7, 2015 and March 6-11, 2016 Miami
    Location: in or near Miami, FL (please wait for the group hotel rate)
    Instructor: Patricia Crittenden, Ph.D., with facilitators and co-trainers.
    Time: Afternoons (1-5pm), with homework in the mornings. The course will begin at 2pm on the first day of each session, except it will begin at 9am and end at 1pm on the final day of the session. For more information, see Family Relationship Institue

     World Association for Infant Mental Health
    WAIMH website