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Infant Mental Health
IMH-DP is an interdisciplinary field that represents a dramatic shift in clinical practice. IMH-DP practice focuses on the development of 0-5 year olds within the context of the early parent-child relationship as the foundation for healthy social-emotional, cognitive, language and even physical development. IMH-DP offers ways of conceptualizing early disruptions in the attachment process, and of organizing interventions. Its focus is on the mental health and relational dimensions of development that unfold in the context of other related domains of development, all of which are intimately and inextricably interlaced in infancy. Thus the thrust of IMH-DP practice must be developmentally and trauma informed.
Multidisciplinary Infant Mental Health specialists work within the context of the parent-child relationship to strengthen parental capacity while promoting both an understanding of the needs of infants and young children and their parents’ unique ability to meet those needs. The dimensions of service aim to meet the needs of families on multiple levels and in many settings and include a service continuum that includes both prevention and intervention.
This comprehensive and intensive approach integrates a range of methods and services that include emotional support, developmental/parent guidance, early relationship assessment, infant-parent psychotherapy, advocacy and concrete assistance.
Questions regarding the program may be directed to Nicole Trotter 516.877.8513.
Institute for Parenting
Questions regarding the Institute for Parenting may be directed to Marcy Safyer at 516.877.3060 or Vanessa Leander at 516 877.8513.
The Adelphi University Institute for Parenting was established to help ensure the mental health and well-being of young children and developing families by strengthening the capacity of parents and others who influence the lives of 0-5 year olds to provide nurturing, developmentally appropriate environments within a culturally sensitive framework.