The Florida Association for Infant Mental Health (FAIMH) strives to build a community where all children in Florida will be nurtured, emotionally healthy and ready to learn, to develop, and to reach their full potential. FAIMH achieves this by supporting and strengthening the infant and early childhood mental health workforce to better serve the young children and families of Florida together with our local FAIMH Chapters.

The Florida Association for Infant Mental Health (FAIMH) was born in September 2000

when state leaders developed the Florida Strategic Plan for Infant Mental Health. FAIMH adopted the plan as their strategic guide with the local FAIMH Chapters implementing the plan in their community.

FAIMH has since grown to a premier membership organization that serves professionals in diverse fields, such as early education, early intervention, child welfare, mental health, social work, psychology and psychiatry. FAIMH’s members are students studying in these fields, early care and education providers caring for our community’s children, early intervention and developmental specialists, mental health providers, healthcare providers, program specialists, managers and administrators of programs. FAIMH members represent a multitude of roles and organizations which all serve infants, young children and their families in various capacities across Florida.

FAIMH continues to be the forum for supporting and connecting Florida’s professionals, s sharing resources, supporting professional development through its Training Academy established in 2019 and offering the Florida Infant Mental Health Endorsement (FIMH-E).

Join the community who shares your passion for supporting our youngest Floridians!


Emerald Coast Chapter

Deborah Goldberg

Chapter for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties