Why Infant Mental Health is relevant for your clinical work:
- Behaviour & Relationships – Secure Attachment
The quality of early relationships with caregivers provides the foundation for self-esteem as well as innumerable psychological capacities such as self-regulation , readiness to learn and social competence.
- Brain Architecture & Health
Early interactions with caregivers play a critical role in the setting up of brain architecture as well as physiological systems, including the immune system. The disruptive impact of toxic stress from broken caregiver-infant relationships is well established.