Infant Mental Health and Attachment Course

The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative is excited to announce that registration is open for our summer series of the Infant Mental Health and Attachment Course, a unique professional development opportunity for professionals working with young children, birth to age six, and their families in Virginia! 

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As you will learn in the course, Infant Mental Health principles focus on attachment, family systems, family centered practices and trauma-informed approaches. They guide us to think about babies, toddlers and preschoolers as they exist within the context of their culture, communities and their relationships. They help us understand the critical role relationships and a secure attachment play in a child’s overall development, school readiness, and success in later life.

This course is designed to dig deeper into attachment and share practical applications and specific strategies that can be applied and used in your everyday work with young children and families.

The multiple challenges facing families today also create challenges for us as service providers. How can we best meet the needs of the young children with whom we work?  Research on the development of individuals from infancy through adulthood tells us that using an infant mental health informed approach enables us to provide highly effective intervention strategies.  

We hope that you will join us by registering for an upcoming course. Summer registration is open, and fall dates will be added soon!

If you have questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to email me at