Infant Mental Health

The California Association for Infant Mental Health (CalAIMH) provides infant mental health professional development and advocates for the needs of all children ages pre-natal to five in the state of California. | More Information
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. This website provides detailed information on professional endorsement criteria for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health. | More Information
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Comprehensive set of research and resources including facts and data about ACES (adverse childhood experiences), risk factors, prevention strategies, case studies and questionnaires. | More Information
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) – UC Davis, is a positive and intensive treatment program designed to help both parents and children improve the quality of the parent-child relationship and to teach parents the necessary skills for managing children's behavioral problems. | More Information
Project ABC is a collaborative partnership among professionals in child welfare, mental health and community services designed to create a system of care for young children in Los Angeles County who would benefit from mental health services. | More Information
First 5 Center for Children’s Policy - Research report on escalating mental health needs of very young children in California, focusing on community-based programs in California supporting infants, toddlers, and preschoolers’ social-emotional health, as well as their goals, service models, and funding sources. | More Information
Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Consultation - This is a national center dedicated to the which provides training, technical assistance and resource development for infant and early childhood mental health. | More Information
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) is a national resource center providing information, consultation, training and technical assistance to child welfare, dependency court and substance use treatment professionals to improve the safety, permanency, well-being and recovery outcomes for children, parents and families. | More Information
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners and is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and coordinated by the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS). They provide clinical services, disseminate information, inform public policy, offer training programs and collaborate with systems of care. | More Information
The San Diego Early Childhood Mental Health Leaders Collaborative is a multidisciplinary group of people who are focused on the health and wellbeing of the children and families of San Diego County and the greater community. Every year the collaborative hosts a conference “We Can’t Wait” in September. | More Information
Trauma-Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Relationship-Based Approaches that Support Healing and Build Resilience in Young Children, Nicholson, J., Perez, L. & Kurtz, J is a guide for parents and professionals for recognizing, preventing and healing childhood trauma. | More Information
Dr. Dan Seigal - UCLA clinical professor of psychiatry and executive director of the Mindsight institute which provides webinars on the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes.  He is a prolific author and books not to be missed include The Power of Showing Up, The YES Brain, Parenting From The Inside Out and The Whole-Brain Child. | More Information
B.D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. - Dr. Perry is the principal of the Neurosequential Network, a neurodevelopmental approach to clinical problem solving.  He is a presenter known for his work on the impact of abuse, neglect and trauma on the developing brain.  He’s authored several books on the topic including The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, Born For Love:  Why Empathy Is Essential And Endangered and What Happened To You?  Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing. | More Information
Santa Monica Public Library - A list of books created by the Santa Monica Public Library for children that address mental health and other common challenges, like dealing with painful experiences and coping with strong emotions. | More Information