News You Can Use: Supporting Families and Staff

This edition of the News You Can Use e-newsletter outlines the important elements of comprehensive approaches to mental health services and provides strategies for creating a "mentally healthy" atmosphere. 

Family Connections: A Mental Health Consultation Model

Explore Family Connections, a preventive, system-wide mental health consultation and training approach to strengthen the capacity of Early Head Start and Head Start staff. Staff can use these resources in working with families dealing with parental depression and related adversities.

The Mental Health Consultation Tool

The interactive module highlights the role of the IECMHC. It is divided into lessons with realistic scenarios and short video clips. Review the resource areas designed to provide extensive support around Mental Health Consultation.

Professional Development in Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Webinar

Examine effective infant/early childhood mental health consultation (IECMHC) in this webinar. Presenters discuss IECMHC outcomes and share implementation strategies. The webinar also highlights a new professional development resource for IECMH consultants. Watch video clips of reflective practice and see mental health consultants talk about their role.