Competency Guidelines® & Crosswalks

Competency Guidelines

The Competency Guidelines® create a shared framework or “map” for professional development across all sectors and disciplines of the infant, early childhood and family field across the full spectrum of service delivery, including promotion, prevention, treatment and intervention, and macro.  

The Competency Guidelines® are comprised of 8 domains:

  • Theoretical Foundations
  • Law, Regulation & Agency Policy
  • Systems Expertise
  • Direct Service Skills
  • Working with Others
  • Communicating
  • Thinking
  • Reflection

The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health and the Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health are currently working on significant revisions and updates of this document, including updates to categories and requirements. We are mindful to keep the most updated information on our website. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to 

Access Your Copy of the Competency Guidelines Here

Please note: Copyright law does allow individuals to print out or make ONE copy of copyrighted material for personal, non-commercial purposes only. None of the copyrighted Endorsement® documents included here may be reproduced, displayed, distributed, or otherwise used in any format, including electronically, without the express written consent of MI-AIMH. Legal action will be taken against those who violate the copyright.

Program Crosswalks 

The Competency Guidelines® are already aligned with many in-service trainings and evidence-based practice models.  The following crosswalks are available for use and reference: