From 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET, in anticipation of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (May 4, 2017), join EDC's Kim Netter (Director of the Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation), Neal Horen (TA Director) and Deborah Perry (Expert Mentor) for a free webinar that will explore early childhood mental health consultation—an approach that has been shown to strengthen child-serving programs and improve social and emotional outcomes for young children. All stakeholders and practitioners in the fields of early care and education and home visiting, and state or tribal leaders in child- and family-serving agencies, are invited to register for the webinar now (all of those who register by April 26 will receive webinar login information). During the webinar, participants will learn about:
- The practice and positive impacts of infant and early childhood mental health consultation (IECMHC), and how our approach differs from other mental health strategies and services
- A new IECHMC Toolbox developed by the Center of Excellence to help states, tribes, and communities use IECMHC to promote the mental health and school readiness of young children
- How the Center of Excellence is supporting states, tribes, and communities—including work with 14 pilot sites and plans to provide technical assistance to practitioners and stakeholders
The Center of Excellence was established by SAMHSA and its federal partners, HRSA and ACF, in 2015, to promote mental health and school readiness.