Skip to Main Content Go to Sitemap

Infant and Early Mental Health Promotion

Infant and Early Mental Health Promotion (IEMHP) is a national organization which improves outcomes across the lifespan through translating and promoting the science of early mental health into practice with families during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood.

IEMHP advances the knowledge and skills of practitioners working with children, aged zero to five, by providing:

Education

Resources and Tools

Advocacy

Research

Infographic that shows that IMHP informs policy and builds capacity through: 1) Leadership, advocacy, learning and resources, 2) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, 3) Understanding importance of science and experience; 4) Sharing knowledge to build capacity, and 5) Relationships and Collaboration as a foundation

IEMHP informs policy and practice and builds capacity by working closely with organizations and communities across Canada. IEMHP is actively involved in the implementation and evaluation of a unique developmental support planning intervention model in communities across the country.

The program was formed in 1988 in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry and is now housed within the Learning Institute.

IEMHP is headed by Director Dr. Chaya Kulkarni, BAA, M.Ed., EdD

Key Resources

Foundations in Infant and Early Mental Health – Certificate Lecture Series (free for SickKids staff)

Infant Mental Health: The Basics – Webcast (free)

Competencies Framework for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Practice

A Call to Action on Behalf of Maltreated Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers in Canada

Comfort, Play and Teach parent-friendly resources to support early childhood development

Contact IEMHP

Phone: 416-813-1082 
Email: iemhp.mail@sickkids.ca

Back to Top