National Center for Effective Mental Halth Consultation

Activity: Where Have We Been and Where Should We Be Going?

Review the timeline highlighting some of the key "events" over the history of Head Start and Early Head Start that hallmark significant focus or influence on mental health services. Reflect on your knowledge about HS/EHS mental health services and mental health consultation, on how services have been influenced over time, and on how you would like to see them change in the future.

  1. Head Start established Included Psychological Services focused on intervention and treatment
  2. Performance Standards First Published
  3. Philosophy and services name change to Mental Health and prevention focus
  4. Review of HS Mental Health services effectiveness
  5. MH in Head Start: A Wellness Approach published
  6. Early Head Start Established
  7. Lessons from the Field published
  8. Revised Performance Standards implemented
  9. Infant MentalHealth Forum HS Training Guides published
  10. EHS Mental Health Initiative Pathways to Prevention
  11. Center for Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning
  12. Head Start Child Social/ Emotional Outcomes Framework The Family Connections Project
  13. Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Identify what you would like to know more about:




List what you would like to see in the future for mental health services in HS/EHS:





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