About Us

The California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health assists policymakers, funders and organizations to design and implement high quality practices that promote the healthy social and emotional development of children under the age of five.

The evolution of infant-family and early childhood mental health in California

Timeline of infant family and early childhood mental health

Learn more about the origins of the California Center Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health.

Our Team

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Meet the many individuals who are instrumental in guiding and promoting the California Center:

Leadership Team
Our Leadership Team provides direction and vision for the California Center’s activities.

Our Associates conduct training and promote infant-family and early childhood mental health throughout the State, nationally and internationally.

California Center: A Collaborative Effort with WestEd

Reflective of the interdisciplinary field of study, research, and clinical practice, the California Center brings together key stakeholders and leaders from throughout the state.

WestEd administers and houses the California Center. WestEd is recognized as California’s premier source of training, technical assistance and resource development, and systems support to state and local agencies responsible for the administration of direct services to children, youth, and families at risk or with other special needs. WestEd has more than 25 years of demonstrated leadership and technical assistance expertise working with local, state, and national disability programs and organizations to develop capacity and ensure sustainability of effective practices for children, youth, and adults.