In this online course, you will learn about the importance of infant mental health for young children's development.
We begin by defining infant mental health and highlighting three of the key contributors to the field of infant mental health. We discuss several barriers to recognition for the field of infant mental health and describe why implementing infant mental health into practice has been challenging.
We then provide an overview of the importance of early relationships for healthy brain development and emphasize the role of secure attachments and self-regulation for infant mental health.
Finally, we describe infant stress signals and discuss why an understanding of infant mental health is vitally important for early childhood caregivers.
All About Infants
Intro to Self-Regulation
Introduction to Infant and Toddler Social Emotional Development