INfancy Onward is Indiana’s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Association.

We are an organization of individuals committed to strengthening relationships between infants, toddlers, early childhood-aged children, parents, and other caregivers.

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Infant Mental Health and Early Childhood Mental Health® Endorsements

If you work with, or on behalf of young children ages 0-3 or 3-6 years, the IMH-E® and ECMH-E® are credentials created just for you.

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Training and Events

Check out our upcoming trainings related to infant and early childhood mental health, as well as programs from previous Infancy Onward events.

Early relationships matter . . .

Dr. Angela Tomlin, PhD, HSPP, IMH-E®
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division Chief, Child Development
Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine

Director, Riley Child Development Center
Indiana’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LEND) Program

Clinical Psychologist, Riley Child Development Center 
Pediatric Care Center

Endorsement provides a set of competencies for professional development in the infant, early childhood and family field.

From MHAI President and CEO:
I cannot count the number of well intended people who have expressed a genuine lack of understanding, confusion and even disbelief, when the conversation moves to infant and toddler mental health.  It is abundantly clear that Indiana requires a program focused on public and provider education for behavioral health prevention and intervention soon after, and even starting before birth.  MHAI is proud to include Infancy Onward as a critical part of our continuum that promotes behavioral health interventions when they are needed most — the beginning! “
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Stephen C. McCaffrey
President & CEO, Mental Health America of Indiana