Faculty Symposium Resources

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) focuses on the health and well-being of children ages 0-3 years, and their families. The collaborative, multidisciplinary Faculty Symposia on Embedding Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Principles into Curricula provides faculty with IECMH core principles, tools, and exercises to embed in coursework, building the capacity of new practitioners to be better able to meet the unique relational and developmental needs of very young children, their families, and caregivers.

When faculty can provide multidisciplinary opportunities for students, these future professionals are able to better collaborate across disciplines, thus positively impacting our most vulnerable families and children.

What is Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health?

We define infant and early childhood mental health as developing the capacity of the child from birth to age 3 to:

  • Experience, regulate and express emotions
  • Form close and secure interpersonal relationships
  • Explore the environment and learn…

…all in the context of family, community, and cultural expectations for young children. Infant and early childhood mental health is synonymous with healthy social and emotional development.

The materials on this website are intended for use by multidisciplinary higher education faculty (including adjunct faculty) for the purpose of embedding core principles of infant mental health into existing curricula.

Click here to purchase access to these materials

The access fee is $149 for individual faculty members and $499 for higher education institutions with the hope that materials will be shared across departments.  Past attendees of Faculty Symposia will continue to have access to the materials.

You’ll receive access to a website containing 10+ modules with resources for embedding information on infant mental health topics that can be easily integrated into your existing curricula.

Visit facultysymposiumresources.com for more information.

*If you have any questions, please contact Arielle Handevidt at ahandevidt@macmh.org