The editors wish to thank each contributor for the time and energy spent on preparing their articles for this issue of Perspectives in Infant Mental Health. Giving voice to things we observe, experience and think about takes courage. We appreciate the personal reflections offered by Astrid Berg following Nelson Mandela’s final passing, the candid observations of an internship experience presented by Thembelihle Dube, and thoughtful challenges and summary of WAIMH affiliate activities from the Western Cape by Jeanine Beukes.
Our intent is to offer a window into WAIMH by recognizing the work that is being done on behalf babies and families around the world and challenging new thinking about the integration of infant mental health principles and practices across disciplines and in multiple settings worldwide. We invite your commentary and welcome new contributions from new and seasoned professionals from multiple disciplines – practitioners, research scientists and policy advocates – who share a commitment to optimal health, development and mental health across the globe.
Fitzgerald, Hiram E.,