What is the WV Infant/Toddler Mental Health Endorsement?
Endorsement is a process that supports and recognizes the development of professionals who work with or on behalf of infants, toddlers, and their families. This process uses a nationally recognized set of competencies that helps define best practice and guides professional growth. All professionals who have experience working with or on behalf of infants, toddlers, parents, and/or other caregivers and meet the educational, work, training, and reflective supervision/consultation requirements as specified at each level are encouraged to seek endorsement.
It is rooted in evidence based practices for promoting social emotional competence and preventing challenging behaviors.
The Infant Mental Health competencies are a nice complement to the West Virginia Core Knowledge and Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals. The Association has created a crosswalk as a resource guide.
To view a short video on Endorsement, click here.
To access the West Virginia Endorsement Application System (EASy) login, click here.
To access the West Virginia Endorsement Registry, click here.