Kickoff Event- Introducing Tennessee's Infant Mental Health Endorsement
Second Harvest Food Bank
Mon, Jun 26 8:30 am
Have you heard? The Association of Infant Mental Health in Tennessee (AIMHiTN) is bringing Infant Mental Health Endorsement® to Tennessee! What is the Tennessee Infant Mental Health Endorsement®? Endorsement is a credential which recognizes the development and proficiency of professionals across the early childhood workforce who work with or on behalf of young children, ages birth to three, and their families. Endorsement is meant to honor professionals who apply infant mental health principles to their practice. It is not a license but an overlay that complements one’s professional license and/or credential. Endorsement recognizes professionals across disciplines which allows for a common language around the important factors in services for infants, toddlers, and families: healthy relationships to aid children in processing emotions, social emotional foundations in learning, and providers who recognize the value of caregivers in serving infants and toddlers. What Does Endorsement® Mean For You or Your Organization? Endorsement allows professional to recognize their work and efforts toward improved services for infants/toddlers and families. Endorsement communicates to families, professional, and employers that an individual has exceptional experience and training in work with infants/toddlers and families. There are some employers and positions that strongly encourage employees to hold Endorsement An Endorsed workforce ultimately means better services and thus better outcomes for babies! Come learn from international experts about the new Tennessee Infant Mental Health Endorsement® and what it means for you, your organization, and for Tennessee's infants, young children, their families and communities. Registration begins at 8:00. Festivities will start at 8:30.