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Defines infant mental health, highlights the workforce competencies across disciplines, describes essential components of a competent infant and toddler mental health workforce, and provides national examples of successful workforce development approaches.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Social and Emotional Well-Being | System Change

Describes domains of knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential for all consultants working with infants and toddlers, their families, and practitioners in any capacity, setting, or sector.

Early Care and Education | Education

Provides templates, a planning checklist, and other tools to prepare for National Children’s Awareness Day, a yearly event that raises awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and emphasizes positive mental health as essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health

Provides practical knowledge for practitioners in the government, business, and nonprofit sectors to implement their own intersector initiatives.

System Change

Helps state and community leaders improve the capacity of their early childhood systems.

Early Care and Education | System Change

Provides resources related to a public awareness campaign that was launched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Screening and Assessment

Helps primary and behavioral health care provider organizations improve outcomes by fostering an understanding of where they are on the integration continuum.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | System Change

Discusses resources that service providers, advocates, and practitioners can use to better understand and engage the community in responding to children whose caregivers are negatively impacted by mental illness, substance use, or trauma.

Family Strengthening/Family Engagement | Behavioral Health/Mental Health | System Change

Provides an overview of research regarding some key characteristics and training strategies of successful parent education programs and information about selected evidence-based and evidence-informed parent education programs.

Family Strengthening/Family Engagement | Parent Skills Training

Provides resources, "promising practices", and suggestions for adapting family strengthening programs for use with refugee populations. 

Family Strengthening/Family Engagement