Overview of the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Overview of the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Introduction to the New York State Infant (B-5) Mental Health Endorsement
Presented by Wendy Shutts Bender, LCSW-R, IMH-E®, Infant Mental Health Mentor – Clinical - Executive Director, New York State Association for Infant Mental Health, NYS Pyramid Model Master Cadre Trainer
Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (Birth to 5) and the critical need for this specialization from practitioners in multiple disciplines. Attendees will also learn about IMH endorsement, various endorsement categories, and how to apply for endorsement. Endorsement is a credentialing system that supports and recognizes the knowledge and ability of professionals who work with or on behalf of infants and young children up to age five and their families. This process uses a nationally recognized set of standards and competencies that define best practice and guide professional development across disciplines.