New Chicago Chapter

The new Chicago chapter of ILAIMH will hold their first meeting on June 23, 2016 from 3 to 4:30. Join us!
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Enjoy membership benefits including reduced registration fees at ILAIMH conferences and seminars; free access to Zero to Three, a leading journal of early child development; and our free quarterly newsletter, containing articles and news about upcoming events.
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Connect With Us

You don't have to be an ILAIMH member to enjoy the benefits of our group; join our general listserv to network, get news, and interact with other Illinois infant mental health professionals.
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What We Believe

From the beginning, every child should have a family and community environment in which he or she can thrive physically, mentally and emotionally.

Benefits of ILAIMH Membership

  • The Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health (ILAIMH) Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Credential (I/ECMH-C) is a yearlong, relationship-based, professional development process designed to deepen and strengthen the knowledge and skills of the experienced practitioner.

    Cohort 5 for the I/ECMH Credential beginning September 2016. Applications being accepted through July 1, 2016.

  • 2016 Reflective Practice Groups Starting May 2016

    Accepting Applications NOW – deadline extended

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Who We Are

The Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health (ILAIMH) is a group of professionals drawn together by a common interest in the social-emotional development of infants and their families.

Where We're From

Members of ILAIMH come from a variety of disciplines including education, social work, psychology, medicine, academia, public policy, child development, physical and occupational therapy, and other allied disciplines.
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What We Do

ILAIMH is a dynamic organization that works to support the healthy social and emotional development of infants, toddlers and their families. Through training, advocacy, research committees and more we are committed to making an impact.
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