The center for infant and family resources, llc


Bristow, VA 22124

about The author



  • Infant Massage USA (board member 2014-2015)
  • Magic Always Happens, Inc., Advisory board member
  • The National Association for the Education of  Young Children (NAEYC) 
  • Virginia Association of Infant Mental Health
  • World Association of Infant Mental Health
  • Resources for Infant Educarers
  • M.S. Early Childhood Studies, concentration in teaching adults 
  • Infant Mental Health Specialist, IMH-E® (III)​
  • Perinatal Mental Health Certification
  • Post-Graduate Certificate, Infant-Parent Mental Health​
  • Certified Prenatal Bonding Facilitator
  • B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, concentration in Infancy and  Early Childhood Development
  • ​Certified Educator of Infant Massage 
  • Newborn Behavioral Observation Certification
  • Independent Certified Instructor of Baby Signs®
  • Certified Newborn Care Specialist
  • NCAST Certification, Research Level on both teaching and feeding scales​​

Jennifer Brown Guiney, MS, IMH-E® (III),

PMH-C has worked with infants and families in various capacities in the Northern Virginia area for more than 30 years. She is the mother of two adult children, step-mother to three adult children, and grandmother of three. She has worked in child care centers, hospitals, and private homes, and has served as child care provider, support group leader, instructor, and consultant. Mrs. Guiney has also written for several organizations and national publications about infant and child care.

Her early experiences fostered her love for working with parents and their infants. Wanting to learn more, she was accepted as a fellow in the world-renowned Infant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate Program at UMass Boston. There, she had the privilege to learn directly from greats in the field of infant mental health including Ed Tronick, T. Berry Brazelton, Joy Osofsky, Kevin Nugent, Bruce Perry, Kristie Brandt, Peter Fonagy, Barry Lester, Beatrice Beebe, and many more.

Mrs. Guiney believes in the power of healthy relationships, and is passionate about helping families develop secure bonds among family members. She continues to write and develop new ideas as she listens to the needs and desires of new and growing families. Mrs. Guiney hopes in her lifetime to see infant mental health become a household term, and for all families to have access to parent educators who can help them get off to a healthy start.