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Infant Mental Health – Home Visiting (IMH-HV)

Infant Mental Health – Home Visiting (IMH-HV) is a needs-driven, relationship-focused multi-faceted intervention serving pregnant women, parents, and their infants/toddlers in the public mental health system. The infants/toddlers and parent(s) receiving IMH-HV have been exposed to a range of factors that place the infant/toddler at risk for developing a variety of emotional, behavioral, social, and cognitive delays. IMH-HV services are provided to the state’s most vulnerable families and designed to ameliorate serious mental health issues during the critical periods of pregnancy, infancy, and toddlerhood (pre-natal to 3 years of age) in order to prevent costly consequences for both the individual and society through increased costs in health care, education, and the justice system.

Public mental health programs (Community Mental Health Services Programs and their provider networks) provide IMH-HV as part of the Department’s certified home-based services or as a Prevention Direct Service Model.

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