Find resources that help programs make the most of their infant and early childhood mental health consultation (IECMHC) services.
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.
Head Start Mental Health Services Newsletter: May 2016: What is Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (I/ECMHC)?
Infant early childhood mental health consultation (I/ECMHC) is emerging an effective strategy for supporting young children’s social and emotional development. This issue of the Mental Health Services newsletter explores Head Start's commitment to I/ECMHC. Also find I/ECMHC resources available on the ECLKC and other websites.
This resource offers data to support the importance of investing in early childhood mental health consultation. Programs may use the resources in this tool kit as a guide in designing and implementing effective mental health services for families.
Learn about the role of mental health consultation in early child care and education. Find resources for effective strategies to help design, develop, or sustain your mental health consultation services and system.
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 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.
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.