The Infant-Parent Institute specializes in clinical services, professional training and research related to the optimal development of infants and their families. Michael Trout, founder and director of the Institute, is a graduate of the Infant Mental Health Training Program at the University of Michigan under Professor Selma Fraiberg.
Associates at the Institute work with children in the foster care and adoption systems. They also conduct divorce mediation involving young children and treat adults whose depression, marital problems or parenting struggles have risen out of conflicted experiences in the first few years of life. Parent support and guidance groups, parent coaching, and training for Child Care Center/Family Child Care Providers and Educators are also available.
More than 2,200 clinicians across North America have participated in our training programs. In addition, we have developed 14 training videos that are used in clinics, homes, agencies and universities around the world.
We choose to view human beings not as a collection of flaws and disorders, but as walking representations of each person's best efforts to adapt to his or her own earliest experiences with love and connection