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The Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health (RIAIMH) Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health® (RI-IMH-Endorsement®) is intended to recognize experiences that lead to competency in the infant-family field. It does not replace licensure or certification, but instead is meant as evidence of specialization in this field.

RI-IMH-Endorsement® is cross-sector and multidisciplinary, including professionals from child and/or human development, education, nursing, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, social work, and others. Endorsement® indicates an individual's efforts to specialize in the promotion/practice of infant mental health within his/her chosen discipline.

RI-IMH-Endorsement® reflects the community’s commitment to supporting a high-quality workforce that integrates best practices for infant mental health into all programs that serve infants, young children, and families. 

Benefits of Endorsement®

  • Participate in an internationally recognized workforce development system that can advance you along multiple career pathways in the infant, early childhood, and family field.
  • Develop your ability to apply infant mental health principles to your practice.
  • Receive recognition for your commitment to high-quality practice and for your specialized education, work experiences, training, and reflective supervision/consultation experiences.
  • Benefits: Impact on the Workforce
    When asked what Endorsement® means to professionals, they told us that Endorsement® has allowed them to have a better understanding of infant mental health work, that they are better prepared to work with families with very young children, that they obtained more relevant training and reflective supervision than the would have otherwise, and that it increased their credibility.  
    To date, over 2,600 professionals have earned Endorsement® internationally!

  • Benefits: Impact on Babies, Young Children & Families
    When asked about how the Endorsement® process benefits families, professionals told us that they are more "well-rounded" providers due to requirements for reflective supervision and training, that they are better informed about 0-6 yr old development, attachment, and disorders because of studies for the Exam, that they are better advocates in court, and that they have increased breadth of theory and treatment approaches for 0 - 6 year olds.

Become a part of a BIGGER community of IMH-Endorsed professionals 

There was a 19% growth in the number of people who earned IMH-Endorsement between 2020 and 2021!


There are now 4,400+ professionals across the
world who are IMH-Endorsed!

33.1% are endorsed at Infant Family Associate credential

40.6% are endorsed at the Infant Family Specialist credential

14.6% are endorsed at the Infant Mental Health Specialist credential 

11.7% are endorsed at the Infant Mental Health Mentor credential

Get started

Join Us.  You must be a RIAIMH member to become Endorsed.

Learn how to apply for RI-IMH-Endorsement® through RIAIMH.

EASy LOG IN:  https://riaimh.myeasy.org/

If you forget your EASy PASSWORD:  

  • Go to the EASy login homepage.  Within the login box, it says, “Forget your login information? Request Login.” Select this button and complete the corresponding text field.  Then, select Send temporary login.  EASy will email you a new password to the email address (Username) listed within the your EASy profile
  • The temporary login password is only good for ONE login; you will need to update your password after logging in by going to Edit Profile 
  • EVERYONE can update their password by selecting “Edit Profile” in the top right-hand corner of the screen.  Select “Update Password”.  Enter new password twice and select “Update”

Meet with the Endorsement Coordinator!  ... Virtual Office Hours with Maryann 

You are welcome to join the zoom meeting for the whole hour or just a few minutes. I meet with applicants who zoom-in, one-on-one during the call, first to arrive will be invited into the meeting.  The waiting room will be available if there is more than one person logged in.  If you wish to schedule a non-office hour time to meet, please email me at endorsement@riaimh.org

Tuesday 12-1 pm

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87476574122?pwd=WWd2ZXoxMDlaQ3d5VmgxNWJGd1M5Zz09 

Meeting ID: 874 7657 4122, Passcode: 985119

Friday 9-10 am

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88912327278?pwd=MVdyakRmRHUxS0tvYjFmN1RqcFcwZz09 

Meeting ID: 889 1232 7278, Passcode: 526178

Thank you and I look forward to meeting with you!

RIAIMH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

RIAIMH is a founding member of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.

RIAIMH is an affiliate of the World Association for Infant Mental Health.

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