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Our Vision

All Alabama Children Thrive By Five

Our Purpose and Goals

  • promote throughout Alabama, the healthy social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of young children through supportive and nurturing relationships from conception through five years of age;

  • facilitate interdisciplinary cooperation among individuals concerned with promoting conditions that will bring about the optimal development of young children and child-caregiver and child-parent relationships;

  • encourage the realization that early childhood is a sensitive period in the psychosocial development of individuals;

  • promote education, research, and study of the effects of mental development during early childhood on later social/emotional/behavioral and psychopathological development;

  • promote education, professional development, and expertise of a cadre of professionals concerning the mental health of young children, parents, families and other caregivers of young children;

  • promote the development of scientifically based and/or informed programs of care, promotion, intervention, and prevention of mental impairment in early childhood.

For Infant & Early Childhood Resources for Parents and Children click here.

For Staying Sane While Working From Home click here.

First 5 Alabama is a Member Organization of
The Alliance is a global organization that includes multiple states and international associations whose infant mental health associations have licensed the use of the Competency Guidelines® and Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health® under their associations’ names.
The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) or U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 
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