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SC Infant Mental Health Association

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The first five years of a child’s life are essential to their developmental and future well-being. GAC is happy to connect its parents with resources to help their chilren get off to a healthy and happy start. 

SCIMHA is a multidisciplinary association of professionals working to promote nurturing relationships for infants, young children and their families through, resources, policies and practices to foster positive mental health and well-being. SCIMHA promotes uniform and nationally recognized competencies and standards to ensure that individuals supporting young children are trained in up-to-date science of child development, infant mental health principles and relationship-based practices.


The ability and power of simple, meaningful interactions to influence a child’s life cannot be overstated, whether an individual is intervening with families and very young children in the child welfare system, teaching a young child about feelings in the early childhood classroom, or engaging with families and children during pediatric well-visits. SCIMHA works to assure that individuals engaging with infants, young children and families, have the knowledge and skills to make the most of those interactions by providing culturally sensitive, relationship-focused practices that support young children’s behavioral wellbeing.

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