Latest issue: Perspectives in Infant Mental Health

Perspectives in Infant Mental Health (formerly, The Signal), the quarterly Professional Publication of WAIMH, gives members an opportunity to share research of interest, provides a forum for the exchange of news and views from around the world, serves as a nexus for the establishment of a communication network and informs members of upcoming events and conferences.


Read and print Perspectives in IMH/2017:

Perspectives in Infant Mental Health 3-4/2017

Perspectives in Infant Mental Health 2/2017

Perspectives in Infant Mental Health 1/2017




Calling all Infant Mental Health Professionals!     


It is especially thought provoking to understand that every infant and family is affected by forces far beyond their reach, forces that may strengthen or hinder social, emotional and relational health. A truly global organization, WAIMH invites professionals from around the world to contribute to its quarterly, open-source publication, WAIMH Perspectives, offering insights into the ways of seeing and being and working in diverse contexts, cultures and communities with infants, very young children and their families.

We are calling for:

• commentary, field reports, case studies, conceptual or theory building papers,

• research articles, book reviews, news from WAIMH affiliates and (when proper permission can be obtained) adaptations of previously published articles

Our shared hope is that Perspectives will offer a space for interesting observations and articles around the world that promote reflection and interdisciplinary discussion.  We publish Perspectives quarterly throughout the year.  An open-source publication, members and others interested in infants and infant mental health have access to current and archived issues.  The format for each  article may be quite informal or formal, but within these guidelines:

Double spaced

12 point font

250 words per page

APA, 6th edition for style

Articles of varying length are welcome. However, length should not exceed 10 pages, word format

Send pictures and tables in separate files, with a resolution of 72 pixels/inch


Send you submission to: WAIMH Perspectives Editor, Deborah Weatherston,



Presidential Address

What has Infant Mental Health Got to do With Donald Trump?

WAIMH President Kai von Klitzing


By Kai von Klitzing


From the Editors

By Deborah Weatherston, Maree Foley and Hiram E Fitzgerald


News from the WAIMH Central Office

By Pälvi Kaukonen, Kaija Puura, Minna Sorsa and Anna Hemmi


WAIMH Affiliates News

By Maree Foley and Anna Huber


The Infant Mental Health Journal: Three Important Publications

An Immigrant Family's Story

A Shared Care Plan for Early Childhood Development: A Partnership Experience between Families, Early Childhood Services, Social and Health Services

By Ombretta Zanon, Marco Ius and Paola Milani


WAIMH and the United Nations Day of General Discussion on Child Rights and the Environment

By Maree Foley and Miri Keren

The World in WAIMH

What to do about the babies? Ten Questions for Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King (reprint)

By Joshua Sparrow


The Wisconsin Alliance for Mental Health, USA

By Lana Nenide


Highlighting Emerging Scholars

Relationship Count: A Professional Learning Series for Early Interventionists

By Jennifer Champagne



Print Perspectives in Infant Mental Health Vol 24 4, 2016.


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