In adopting these competencies and Endorsement system, MassAIMH joins the national Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health (AAIMH) and affiliates with the World AIMH to honor the rich history and inspiration of Selma Fraiberg and her colleagues in Michigan who first designed a service model to identify and treat developmental and relationship challenges in infancy and early parenthood (Fraiberg, 1980).
MassAIMH developed over the course of nearly 20 years from the dedicated volunteer work of professionals who shepherded interest in IECMH into a formal non-profit entity to serve as our Commonwealth’s membership
organization in service of IECMH (www.MassAIMH.org), as inspired by beloved thought leaders Gerry Stechler, Libby Zimmerman, and T. Berry Brazelton. Dr. Jayne Singer, first elected President of MassAIMH, who also steered the 501(c)(3) and MassAIMH development process with support from Dorothy Richardson, MassAIMH Past-President.
UMass Boston Infant-Parent Mental Health Program
Our Founding Members
T. Berry Brazelton
Alice S. Carter
Peggy H. Kaufman
J. Kevin Nugent
Jayne M. Singer