Summarizes the findings of a random-controlled crossover evaluation of the Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP), a statewide system of early childhood mental health consultation in Connecticut. A detailed version is provided in the Final Report.
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Highlights efforts under way in several federally funded Project LAUNCH sites where local programs are testing the effectiveness of including an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant as part of the home visiting services.
Discusses emerging research points to the importance of supportive supervision, fidelity monitoring, and organizational climate to support home visitors and maintain support for the evidence-based program.
Describes how the Evidence Based Home Visiting cross-site evaluation is examining fidelity across a range of home visiting models.
Presents evidence from research that shows that Home Visiting programs work and ultimately save money for taxpayers.
Highlights key findings from research to build the evidence needed to inform policymakers' decisions and to advance effective practice in home visiting programs and identifies opportunities for program improvements in states and for further study.
Proposes competencies requisite for providing mental health and substance abuse services in pediatric primary care settings and recommends steps toward achieving them.
Focuses on the need to increase behavioral screening and offers potential changes in practice and the health care system as well as the research needed to accomplish this.