What is Endorsement®?
Endorsement® is cross-sector and multidisciplinary including professionals from children and/or human development, education, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social work and others. Endorsement® indicates an individual's efforts to specialize in the promotion/practice of IECMH within their chosen discipline. It provides recognition of specialized knowledge and expertise in professionals working with or on behalf of children, birth through six, and their families. Endorsement® is meant to honor professionals who apply infant & early childhood mental health principles to their practice. It is granted through documentation and verification of the required specialized education, work, in-service training, and reflective supervision/consultation experiences. Endorsement® is not a license but an overlay that complements one’s professional license and/or other credentials. Please use the link below to view an official recording from the Alliance on Endorsement®:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives by the Alliance that impacts current and future PA-AIMH Endorsees
The Alliance, the organization that supports state infant mental health associations in their implementation of Endorsement, has undergone a significant strategic planning process that has resulted in an incredible amount of attention on revising our infant-early childhood mental health (IECMH) workforce development standards in ways that promote cultural humility, diversify the workforce, and drive policies, scholarship, and training that are anti-racist. Please use the link below to review all of the changes and updates!