The Fellows


To build an empowered and supported network of professionals who lead the field in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health in Hawaii

The Fellows Program is tied to the Competencies® for Infant Mental Health as set forth by the Alliance for the Advancement for Infant Mental Health.

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    The Fellows Program

    The Hawaiʻi Community Foundation in partnership with the Association for Infant Mental in Hawaiʻi (AIMH HI) would like to introduce you to the Promising Minds Fellows Program.  Hawaiʻi Community Foundation (HCF) is the driving force behind the Promising Minds Initiative (PMI), which aims to increase healthy child development in social, emotional, and academic readiness by setting foundations in early childhood behavioral health.  The Association for Infant Mental Health in Hawaiʻi (AIMH HI) is a diverse group of professionals who understand the critical nature and impact of early relationships. These professionals are committed to being a group of leaders in the movement that provides support for first relationships and the policies, practices and people who promote them. AIMH HI and HCF are partnering in the common goal of ensuring that children are healthy and ready to learn by laying a foundation grounded in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and creating the Promising Minds Fellows Program.

    The Promising Minds Fellows Program has two objectives:

    • To increase the proficiency and confidence of professionals who work with infants, young children, and their families.
    • To grow the number of consultants that serve as a direct resource for those families and their communities. 

    The Promising Minds Fellows Program is a capacity building and professional development initiative to help Hawai’i build a sustainable and thriving system and network in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH).

    Professionals from across disciplines in fields that connect to infants, young children and their families are invited to participate in this learning community.

    A collaborative and supportive network of professionals, faculty, mentors, and fellows will join forces in learning, growing and building together a brighter system of care and future for the next generation of promising minds!

    The Promising Minds Fellows Program Cohort 2

    Cohort 2 is currently in progress and scheduled to complete in the Spring of 2022. Stay tuned for updates!

    Take a look at Promising Minds fellows Cohort 1 on graduation day!

    Who We Are

    AIMH HI is a local, non-profit that is the go-to resource for sharing expertise and advancing practices that ensure Hawaii’s youngest keiki grow up emotionally healthy and resilient.

    Hawaii Community Foundation is a local, non-profit that helps people make a difference by inspiring the spirit of giving and by investing in people and solutions to benefit every Island community.

    This project is funded through the generosity of the Promising Minds Initiative of the Hawaii Community Foundation.