“Infant Mental Health” aims to ensure an infant’s social and emotional development from birth through the first three years of life, and supports families as they reach their optimal capacities. For this reason, developing preventive measures for infants and their families or applying interventions when necessary are the most basic elements of infant mental health practices. The scientific basis of these measures and interventions are also supported by research: various disciplines such as Developmental Psychology, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Psychology and Psychoanalysis, which hold different perspectives on infancy, have given more importance to scientific research in this field. The implications of these studies, where early life experiences are associated with adult personality traits or psychopathologies, has increased the urgency of actions in infant mental health.
The most important mission of the Infant Mental Health workers is to help infants and children to make a solid and healthy beginning in life. For this reason, our association, also, aims to psychologically and cognitively support the adults who take a role in the lives of infants and children. In order to lay the foundations of a person’s lifelong health and well-being, it is crucial for an infant to have satisfying emotional experiences in the first three years of its life. The importance of ‘’Infant Mental Health’’ continues to increase by virtue of this information and the research studies that are being conducted.