Defines mental health competencies, offers a brief overview of six competency systems currently in use in states (California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, and Vermont), provides comparisons of the six systems, and suggests the relevance of these competency systems to the early childhood men...
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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.
Discusses the science of early childhood development, the impact of early adversity on children’s development, and the effectiveness of early childhood programs, among other topics.
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.
Reports on research conducted by the FrameWorks Institute from 2008 to 2010 on how Americans think about children’s mental health.
Offers a map of developmental milestones across several areas, including physical, social, and emotional development as well as thinking and communication skills.
Reviews some of the strategies used by states to address issues related to infant and early childhood mental health. It provides recommendations for nurturing change in state-level infant and early childhood mental health supports and services.
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.
Offers a series of tutorials designed to enhance skills and knowledge about how to implement effective mental health consultation in community-based programs.
Helps primary and behavioral health care provider organizations improve outcomes by fostering an understanding of where they are on the integration continuum.