Community Partner Spotlight
Healthy Start understands it takes a collaborative effort to assist families in the community and we value our community partners. Please take a moment to read about one of our long-standing partners.
Dr. James McHale directs the internationally recognized Family Study Center at USF St. Petersburg, and is
the Executive Director for the Family Study Center’s Infant-Family Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
Through the development of a strong community partnership led by USF St. Petersburg and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, the Infant-Family Mental Health Center was created to provide the opportunity for every child to experience the early nurturing relationships that are the foundation for lifelong healthy development.
The Infant Family Center actively promotes interdisciplinary training, research, and practice related to the social and emotional development of all children during the first five years of life. The Center is framed within a universal awareness of the importance of the early years and of supporting co-parenting relationships between caregivers in the best interest of young children.
- Provide quality services to children ages 0-5 years that support and strengthen families and improve child outcomes.
- Strengthen the emerging infant mental health workforce with training and workforce development efforts.
- Effectively move the field of IMH forward with cutting edge research and policy advocacy.
Click to visit The USFSP Family Study Center's website.