Infant Mental Health Related Resources and Links
Resources listed represent just a few of the many national and policy sites that are concerned with promoting children’s healthy early relationships.
These links include Word, National and Policy websites.
What Does the ACE Study Mean for Maine Children?
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study correlated self-reported presence of seven categories of stressful childhood experiences (psychological, physical or sexual abuse; violence against mother; living with household members who were substance abusers, mentally ill or suicidal, or ever imprisoned) with a variety of measures of adult risk behavior, health status, and disease in over 9,500 adult members of the Kaiser Health Plan in San Diego, CA. (Felitti, et al., 1998).
A list of suggested books for professionals
Books that support the principles and practices of Infant Mental Health can be used by a number of disciplines involved with the care, development, treatment, and education of young children, aged birth to 5. The Board of Directors has selected books that range from clinical texts to ones that have practical applications in various settings.
A list of suggested books for parents and caregivers
As our children learn and grow, we as parents learn and grow too. These books were selected to offer caregivers some insight and guidance to support your child’s development. Books are also included that provide helpful information in understanding and responding to developmental challenges. This list of resources was compiled and recommended by the Board of Directors.
A list of suggested books for children
Story time is a wonderful opportunity to build connection between adult and child. Sharing stories, books, and songs all help to build healthy early relationships and strengthen language and literacy skills. Books can also be a wonderful resource for helping children understand and work through their emotions and new or difficult situations. When children read books about people who are different than them, they learn empathy, which in turn leads to healthier relationships over their lifetime. This list of books was compiled and recommended by the Board of Directors.