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Accelerating Progress for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health in Washington

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This series of issues briefs outlines opportunities to advance infant, early childhood, and parent mental health in Washington State.

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the point in the orbit of the moon or a satellite at which it is nearest to the Earth.


The name “Perigee” evokes secure attachment behavior in the young child, who moves in an “orbit” around a primary caregiver and can safely enjoy both the warmth of intimacy, and the joy of independent discovery and exploration within a healthy relationship.

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ACCELERATING PROGRESS for INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH IN WASHINGTON

 

A series of issues briefs outlines opportunities to advance infant, early childhood, and parent mental health in Washington State.

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Paid Family and Medical Leave

Implementation of Paid Leave in Washington is an important opportunity for parents and caregivers to have bonding time with babies.

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