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Election for WAIMH Board of Directors 

The new WAIMH Board members for the years 2020-2024 are Hisako Watanabe and Catherine MaguireRead more.

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 February 21, 2020

Election result -Two new WAIMH Executive Committee members have been elected

The new WAIMH Board members for the years 2020-2024 are Hisako Watanabe and Catherine Maguire.

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February 21, 2020

Presidential Column: Infants in Under-Staffed Nurseries: In Wealthy Societies

The President of WAIMH Kai von Klitzing provides a personal reflection that details historical factors in Germany that have resulted in inequities in staffing ratios in childcare settings. Similar challenges exist worldwide, with children caught in the middle.

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February 14th, 2020

Asking about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Prenatal and Pediatric Primary Care: A Narrative Review and Critique

A narrative review by Ereyi-Osas, W. Racine, N., & Madigan, S. (2019) summarizing the existing literature on ACEs history taking in the healthcare settings.

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December 20, 2019

ACEs and IMH: A Selection of Online Resources

What resources on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Infant Mental Health (IMH) can be accessed for free, and provide reliable content as evidenced by references to salient research in the field? Read the column by Salisha Maharaj.

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WAIMH's mission promotes education, research, and study of the effects of mental, emotional and social development during infancy on later normal and psychopathological development through international and interdisciplinary cooperation, publications, affiliate associations, and through regional and biennial congresses devoted to scientific, educational, and clinical work with infants and their caregivers.


WAIMH for You


WAIMH connects infant mental health specialists and professionals working within infant well-being. You can get access to internationally based clinical and scientific knowledge via membership journals. Join in our congresses and global communication network.

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WAIMH's Affiliates offer members a local community for networking, training,  continued education, enhancing diversity and affecting WAIMH policy practices through the Affiliate Council.

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Board Members

Our accomplished Board of Directors manages the business of the association and exercises all corporate powers in WAIMH's mission to promote the mental well-being and healthy development of infants throughout the world.

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The free to access Perspectives in Infant Mental Health is the professional publication of WAIMH and Infant Mental Health Journal is the peer-reviewed official journal of WAIMH. Both offer insight in their respective focus areas for members and professionals.

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WAIMH Statements

WAIMH publishes statements and position papers on issues it identifies as crucial for the development and actualization of Infant Mental Health.

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WAIMH offers four important awards in recognition of individuals from across the world who have made very important contributions to the infant mental health community in the course of their careers.

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Join The World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH), a non-profit organization for scientific and educational professionals and become part of a global learning community and professional network that speaks for infants, young children and families around the world.

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