Module 1: Promoting Mental Health in Infancy


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An infant’s mental health is affected by his physical health, temperament, resiliency, and the love and support from parents and other caregivers. The relationship between the infant and his parents and his early experiences provides the foundation for future growth and development.

Promoting Healthy Mental Development in Infancy

Module Objectives

  • Review major developmental goals and areas of special concern in infancy
  • Describe observable parent-infant interactions
  • Identify developmental screening recommendations and psychosocial screening tools
  • Explore key components of healthy mental development in infancy
  • Suggest topic-specific health interview questions
  • Offer practical tips for primary care providers
  • Provide targeted guidance for parents
  • Recommend additional resources for both providers and families

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