About the Award

The Infant Mental Health Advocacy Council was formed in 1989 and established the T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award in 1990. This award is in honor of Dr. Brazelton, a Texas native and well known national and international pediatrician, researcher, author, and advocate for parents, infants, and toddlers. The award has been given to sixteen individuals at the biennial Infant Mental Health Advocacy Conference. Each award winner has made significant contributions to the improvement of mental health in the lives of infants, toddlers, and their families in Texas.


First3Years’ Infant Mental Health Advocacy Council’s objective is to bring together a diverse group of Texas professional organizations to collaborate in the process of seeking nominations for and selecting, when there is a nominee who meets the objective criteria, the Biennial T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award Winner.