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Infant and Early Years Mental Health System Support

About Us

Purpose:  To facilitate an evidence-based integrated and coordinated approach to cross-sector planning for infant and early years mental health services in the City of Hamilton.

Hamilton’s Definition of Infant and Early Years Mental Health

Infant and Early Childhood mental health (prenatal to age 6) is a state of optimal development of the child’s ability to experience, express, and regulate emotions; form close and secure caregiver relationships; and explore the environment and learn in the context of their caregiving relationships.

Hamilton Infant and Early Years Mental Health Pathways

Hamilton Care Pathway
HBHC Referral 2022
IEYMH Postcard

Committee Membership

Affliliated Services for Children and Youth
Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton
Centre de Santé
Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton
City of Hamilton, Children’s Services and Neighbourhood Development
City of Hamilton, Public Health Services Contact Hamilton
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Dr. Jean Clinton
Early Words (ASCY)
Hamilton Family Health Team
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Child Care Centres (EarlyON)
Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
Lynwood Charlton Centre
Mohawk College
Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre, McMaster Children’s Hospital
Offord Centre for Child Studies
Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg
Wesley (Newcomer and Children, Youth & Family Services)

Contact

Shawna Scale
Early Years Strategy Specialist
Email or 905-546-2424  Ext.3724

Resources and Research