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Introduction to the Best Practice Tutorial Series

classWelcome to the Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation's (CECMHC) Best Practice Tutorial Series. This series is designed to enhance your skills and knowledge around how to implement effective mental health consultation in Head Start and Early Head Start (HS/EHS) programs.

These online tutorials were developed with a variety of audiences in mind, including:

  • mental health consultants (i.e. mental health professionals providing early childhood mental health consultation services);
  • community mental health services or consultation program administrators;
  • HS/EHS program administrators and service area managers/coordinators;
  • others involved in integrating mental health consultation services in HS/EHS programs.

We hope this series will be a valuable support to you in your efforts to promote the well-being of young children, families, and staff in HS/EHS programs.

Tutorials

  1. Strengthening Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation in Head Start and Early Head Start Programs
  2. Defining Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and the Consultant Role
  3. The Effective Mental Health Consultant
  4. Mastering the Consultative Stance
  5. Partnering with Families in Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
  6. Recognizing and Supporting the Social and Emotional Health of Young Children Birth to Age Five
  7. Recognizing and Addressing Trauma in Infants, Young Children, and their Families
  8. Developing a Vision and Strategic Planning for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Services
  9. Implementing and Evaluating ECMHC Services
  10. Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

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