Founded in 2000, Infancy Onward (formerly known as the Indiana Association for Infant & Toddler Mental Health) is an organization of individuals committed to strengthening relationships between infants, toddlers, parents, and other caregivers. The primary focus of the  organization  is workforce development  –  they offer training and certification for anyone working with or on behalf of infants, toddfers, families, and other caregivers. Through Infancy Onward, professionals can earn the Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health ®. Endo rsement ® is an internationally recognized credential meant to honor professionals who apply infant & early childhood mental health (IECMH) principles to their practice. Families in need of services can contact Infancy Onward staff to locate a provider in their area. Our mission is to advance the conditions which provide an early start toward optimal mental health Vision: All infants and toddlers are entitled to an opportunity to grow, learn and develop in a way that enhances their social and emotional health so that they may reach their maximum potential.

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